Soil Science Australia invites you to join us at the National Soil Science Conference which will be held at the MCG in November 2014.
Approximately 400 delegates from throughout Australasia are expected to attend, including researchers, analysts, educationists, advisors, extension agents, land managers and policy makers from national, state and local government, universities and the private sector. The conference program will cover the breadth of soils, landforms and climate across the region, and the corresponding breadth of land use; from agriculture to forestry, conservation, recreation and urban use. There really is something in this conference for everyone concerned with understanding and managing soils.
The theme of the 2014 conference is Securing Australia's soils - for profitable industries and healthy landscapes. This theme has been chosen as it reflects the vision of the National Soil Research, Development and Extension Strategy that is being released in 2014. The strategy has been developed through extensive consultation with the soil science community and aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investment in soil RD&E and facilitate collaboration across industries and organisations. Improved soil RD&E assists farmers, land managers, policy makers, planners and other stakeholders better understand, manage, protect and benefit from the soil resource.
We also look ahead to 2015, the International Year of the Soil. Our society’s conference will serve as a launching pad into what will be a year of increased focus and promotion on the importance of securing Australia’s soils for profitable industries and healthy landscapes.
Please mark the dates and visit this site as we update information as planning proceeds. If you need further information please contact the team at Conference Design.
Dr Michael Crawford
Call for Papers
Paper submission is now open. Submissions are due by 31 March 2014.
Registration will open online in March 2014.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Organisations are invited to participate in the 2014
Soil Science Conference as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.
Soil Change Matters Workshop
24 - 27 March 2014
The Capital Theatre Bendigo
20th World Congress of Soil Science
The venue for the 2014 conference is the MCG, our best known sporting venue and home of Australian cricket.
Soil Science Australia
The conference is hosted by Soil Science Australia.
Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields. If you are involved professionally in any aspect of soil science, or simply have a keen interest in soil and soil science, you may apply for membership to the Society.
Paper submission is now open. Abstracts and papers are due by 31 March 2014.
Final Paper Submission