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Crazy & Ambitious Conference 2017

The National Science Challenge for NZ’s Biological Heritage is calling its first meeting at Te Papa, Wellington from 8-10 May 2017. This is not any ordinary national science conference, this is a piquant mixture of stretchy science, disruptive technologies, Māori and indigenous knowledge, business and industry, government and NGOs.

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We are excited to be able to bring everyone together to share issues, ideas and solutions.  We will actively encourage conversations and want you to ask the questions to open up the debate.

A full 3-day programme with an inspiring line-up of internationally recognised speakers includes the following themes, broadly including all aspects of New Zealand’s Biological Heritage:

  • Indigenous session: cultural and biological heritage
  • Reversing the decline of NZ’s threatened and endangered species
  • Beyond the halo: widescale predator control and a Predator-Free NZ
  • Restoring resilience in freshwater ecosystems
  • Partnerships in Conservation
  • Social licence to operate
  • Biosecurity: protecting NZ’s primary industries from damaging weeds and pests
  • Distruptive technologies: the role of genetics, genomics and eDNA in protecting NZ’s biological heritage

 Check out our inspiring speakers profiles and the program on the Conference Website.

 We look forward to welcoming you at Te Papa… be an influencer, be there!