2023 Science to Practice Forum, 6-8 June – EOI for presenters

The Science to Practice Forum (the Forum) brings together farmers, researchers, trusted advisors, governments, and the public to discuss innovations in drought resilience.

The Forum connects participants to research and activities building the drought resilience and sustainability of Australian agriculture. It is an opportunity for collaboration and learning across programs funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund—and beyond.

After successful events in 2021 and 2022, the Future Drought Fund is now seeking expressions of interest for presenters for 2023.

The Forum is run online, over 3 days, with each day targeted toward a specific group:

  • Day 1, Tuesday 6 June: Research and Development sector
    Data-driven projects; stories around trials/projects from academics; future-driven messaging; content relevant to opportunities under the FDF for NRM and farming groups and research bodies
  • Day 2, Wednesday 7 June: Farmers, Producers and Agricultural Advisors
    Human impact stories; ‘call-to-action’ presentations; content relevant to opportunities under the FDF for producers; farmer and farm-advisor delivered stories
  • Day 3, Thursday 8 June: Community and Policy
    Community and/or social projects, including presentations on farmer wellbeing and community resilience in the context of drought; a focus on opportunities under the FDF; policy discussions and input from FDF network partners such as the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

They are also seeking leaders in disruptive innovation, and innovation more broadly to present. Applications are encourage for projects that sit at the intersection of drought resilience, climate adaptation or mitigation, agricultural sustainability and digital agriculture.

If you are unsure where your presentation may fit in the program and your application is successful, the FDF team will work with you to align your presentation with the program’s emerging themes.

In 2021 and 2022, the Forum attracted over 1,600 registrations. This Forum highlight video gives you a sense of the inaugural Forum and the complete recording and transcript is available online.

Download the application form or contact the TNQ Hub tnqhub@jcu.edu.au for more information.