PLC18 was held 24-26 October 2018 at QUT Garden’s Point Brisbane and hosted by the Queensland Trust for Nature.
The fourth national ALCA Conference demonstrated massive growth of cross-sector collaborations and partnerships, diversity of projects, as well as the positivity and future focus of so many landholders working to support thriving natural landscapes across Australia. With the theme of ‘Accelerating Connection’, the PLC18 program explored connections across people and landscapes and emphasised the importance of connectivity for Australia’s unique landscapes and biodiversity.
Presenters were challenged to explore and showcase the immensity and diversity of private land conservation work going on across Australia, with special focus on the North. The vastness and diversity of Australia’s North pushes innovation and agility and delegates heard about ground-breaking indigenous-led conservation projects and many other private landholders including pastoralists and land conservancies.
Over three days, three streams – Inspiration, Acceleration, Impact – provided a platform to demonstrate the breadth of the private land conservation sector.
Throughout the program presenters responded to questions – How can we scale-up? How can we collaborate and learn from each other, other places, other industries? How can we fail-forward and accelerate the impact of what we do well? How do we engage and inspire the leaders, landholders, volunteers and thinkers of the future?
Revisit conference highlights in the PLC18 video
Read the PLC18 Report to Sponsors demonstrating the positive impact our supporters made towards building capacity and collaborations, growing the collective impact and shared value of the private land conservation community.
Featured photo: Stanley Rankin presenting alongside Cindy Jinmarabynana and Erica McCreedy from NAILSMA.