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Registrations have been reopened under a hybrid model. Early bird registrations close on 31 March 2021.
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POSTPONEMENT

Conference has been postponed until 27 June – 2 July 2021
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A WARM WELCOME TO CAIRNS

The Soil Science Australia and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science Joint Conference, in association with ASPAC was to be held in Cairns, Australia 29 November – 4 December 2020.

Considering the recent outbreaks and ongoing travel restrictions, the Conference Organising Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the Joint Conference. This decision has been made with the health and wellbeing of our members, delegates, and sponsors as our highest priority.

The good news is that the Conference is only postponed and will therefore still go head. The new dates are 27 June – 2 July 2021 in Cairns.
All 2020 abstract submissions and registrations will be automatically transferred to 2021 Conference.

In the instance that Covid restrictions were to limit our ability to meet in person mid-2021, we have laid the groundwork for a seamless transition to a hybrid conference experience. This will include physical event/s in Australia and New Zealand, complimented by an online interactive streaming of the sessions, as well as virtual exhibition opportunities. For those that are unable to attend one of the physical locations, attendees will be able to join from the comfort of their home or office. If you intend on registering in person or online, the committee would be grateful if you can please register early to assist with logistics.

In addition, the Conference Organising Committee are planning a webinar event on Friday 4th of December 2020 to celebrate World Soils Day. More information on this will be available in due course.

Stay safe and healthy!

Assoc. Prof. Luke Mosley
President Soil Science Australia

Professor John McLean Bennett CPSS
Chair of Conference Committee

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • John Bennett (conference chair)
    Soil Science Australia
  • Jim Payne (Conference Deputy Chair)
    Soil Science Australia, Queensland Government
  • Mark Crawford (Conference Treasurer)
    Soil Science Australia, Queensland Government
  • Stirling Roberton (Conference Secretary)
    The University of Southern Queensland
  • Bronwyn Masters, Queensland Government
  • Neil Enderlin, Queensland Government
  • Rob Dehayr (ASPAC Representative)
    Queensland Government
  • Megan Balks (NZSSS Representative)
    University of Waikato NZ
  • Pierre Roudier (NZSSS Representative)
    Landcare Research NZ

VENUE

PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL

Live the experience of Cairns

The Pullman Cairns International offers you a perfect combination of comfort and convenience located in the heart of the city. With its close proximity to the fleet terminal our hotel is of the best location while exploring the World famous Great Barrier Reef and other nearby attractions.

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CAIRNS ATTRACTIONS

GREAT BARRIER REEF

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef and some of the most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.

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PORT DOUGLAS

An hour north of Cairns is the village of Port Douglas, where iconic resorts and stylish apartments sprawl along untouched beaches. It’s known for its sophisticated dining, excellent shopping and barefoot luxe vibe.

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DAINTREE RAINFOREST

The Wet Tropics are the oldest rainforests in the world and a unique experience. They are thought to be 6 to 10 times older than those found in the protected areas of the Amazon, that’s about 150 million years ago!

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KEY DATES

01/12/2020

Round 1 Author Notification

01/02/2020

Round 2 Abstract Deadline

14/04/2021

Full Paper Deadline

31/03/2021

Earlybird Registrations Close

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SILVER SPONSORS

KEY DATES

Author notification (submitted prior to 1 Sep 2020): 1 Dec 2020
Extended short abstract submission: 1 Feb 2021
Author notification (submitted prior to 1 Feb 2021): 20 Feb 2021
Early bird registration deadline: 31 March 2021
Full paper (optional) deadline: 15 Apr 2021
Standard registration deadline: 14 May 2021
Conference 27 June – 2 July 2021

CONTACT

Lea Boodee – PCO
On-Cue Conferences
P: +61 3 8080 8087
E: [email protected]

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Soil Science Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and pays its respects to their Elders, past, present and future.