The 2017 Annual Conference was on the 27th and 28th of October. We were lucky to have a number of wonderful speakers and workshop presenters. The full program is available here

Speaker presentations are now available, thanks to their generosity in sharing. 

Key presentations

Sue Higginson

Sue presented on the legal system and how it can be strengthened to better protect nature. Her years of experience working in environmental law shone through to give participants some great insights into the legal system and democratic participation. 

Tim Lo Surdo

Tim presented on the need to diversify our movement to win. The same forces that allow for the continued destruction of nature are what drive division in our society more broadly. By working with diverse groups of people and changing the face of our organisations, we will be more effective. 

Brad Smith

Brad presented on the impacts nature is already feeling from climate change, and the renewable energy solution. The Repower campaign is NCC's answer to face government and corporations keeping us in the dark ages, and people power will win the renewable energy future we need. 

Elliot Chapple

Elliot is the general manager of Pozible. He shared some very practical ways you can use the online platform to fundraise for your next project or campaign.

Alison Orme

Alison is a communications director with years of experience in getting media coverage in government and non government organisations. Alison talked through important considerations you need to make when trying to get media coverage for your work. 

Emily Ryan

Emily Ryan from EDO and NCC Campaigns Director Daisy Barham walked through the changes to land clearing laws in NSW and what this will mean for our forests. They also gave some hope for how we can be involved in stopping the worst of the destruction these laws allow. 


Download the 2017 Annual Conference minutes here.

2017 Environment Awards

Full details of the winners.

More information

Email or call the Network Organiser on (02) 9516 1488.