Program and Themes

The ICTC is a significant international conference. More than 60 speakers, including many notable wildlife experts will present new research findings to foster collaborations and improve the success rates of future conservation translocation programs. Providing this forum for current practitioners and students in wildlife translocations will allow a transfer of knowledge to further this field of study and work to protect our threatened species.

In addition to the full conference, there will be workshops which will provide reintroduction biologists and managers with focused training by international leaders in conservation translocation practices. This type of training is highly sought after, and is aimed to support conservation biologists and managers in designing and managing the complexities surrounding conservation translocations in terms of multi-stakeholder interests, biological uncertainties, and risk. The course will provide participants with the knowledge to plan, courage to act, certainty to secure resources, skill to respond to challenges, and the achievement of successful conservation outcomes.

The conference program will consist of keynote presentations, submitted talks, poster presentation and speed talk case studies, and will explore themes of:
  • Success through failure: learning from the past
  • Assisted colonisation to address the threat of climate change
  • Innovative approaches and solutions
  • Plant translocations
  • Health matters: veterinary and horticultural science in translocations
  • The effect of translocation on ecological communities
  • Translocations into predator free and predator controlled environments
  • Case Studies (5 minute speed talk)

Preliminary Program

Day 1 – 13 November 2023

0830OPENING PLENARY
Welcome to Country and Conference Opening
0900Keynote Presentation
1000Morning tea
1030Keynote Presentation
1100Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1230Lunch (including Speakers Corner)
1330Keynote Presentation
1400Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1530Afternoon tea (including Speakers Corner)
1600Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1730Poster Session (including refreshments)

Day Two – 14 November 2023

0830PLENARY SESSION
1000Morning tea
1030Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1230Lunch (including Speakers Corner)
1330Keynote Presentation
1400Case Studies (Speed Talks) – (5 minute presentations)
1500Afternoon tea (including Speakers Corner)
1600Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1730Poster Session (including refreshments)

Day Three – 15 November 2023

0900PLENARY SESSION
1000Morning Tea
1030Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1215Lunch (including Speakers Corner)
1300Keynote Presentation
1330Contributed Presentations – Themed Talks
1500Afternoon tea (including Speakers Corner)
1520Panel Discussion
1645Wrap up and close