APEN Conference

The Australasia-Pacific Extension Network Conference will be held from the 12th to 15th of September 2017 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  The conference theme is “Facilitating balanced change for rural and urban communities”. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow extension professionals and learn from local and international practitioners on extension theory and practice in relation to production agriculture, resource management, community development and the health sector.

A final call for abstracts was made on June 1st and abstracts are due by July 31st, details are here:  2107 GFRAS/APEN International Conference Overview 

The conference website is here  2017 GFRAS/APEN International Conference and the APEN website is here www.apen.org.au

Townsville is a great location and there are opportunities to take part in tours associated with the conference.

Photo Alix Sweeney

Planned conference sessions include:

  • Using social media in extension
  • Engaging with farmers
  • Managing limited resources
  • Integrating Research and Extension
  • Extension Policy Development
  • The global village – effective project management and dealing with gender, health and nutrition issues

Early bird pricing is available until the 31st of July 2017.

The conference convenor is Lawrence Di Bella and he can be contacted on email: ldibella@hcpsi.com.au; Roe Currie can also be contacted regarding the conference and all matters APEN by email: info@apen.org.au

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