EnviroForum fuses tech and nature conservation

February 28, 2017

Ipswich’s annual EnviroForum will enter the digital age as council investigates ways to combine technology and nature conservation.

The event on Friday, 2 June will increase community awareness of current and emerging environmental trends while bringing together like-minded individuals and networks to share ideas, experiences and innovations.

Environment spokesman Councillor David Morrison said guest speakers would include former Queensland Premier and current SwarmFarm Robotics Chairman Campbell Newman.

“Our guest speaker program will be further enhanced by workshops and networking opportunities,” he said.

“Digital technology has changed significantly since EnviroForum was launched in 2014 and this year we are taking a new approach with a focus on Smart City initiatives and showcasing the success of Fire Station 101, which will host the event.

“Participants will explore digital conservation, innovation and how technology can be incorporated into our nature reserves.”

Early bird registration booked before 30 April is $20 per person.

General registration is $50 per person, booked between 1 and 25 May.

For more information on the 2017 EnviroForum go here.