You are invited to attend the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The theme of SER2023 is focused on celebrating and restoring the connection between nature and people. The conference theme encourages us to consider our own relationship with nature and the interweaving of human and ecological well being. It inspires us to reflect on and pay respect to the deep interconnectedness and reciprocity between nature, Indigenous peoples and communities and traditional cultures around the world.

SER2023 is being planned in cooperation with SER-Australasia and many other partners in Australia’s Northern Territory, the home of the Larrakia, the Traditional Owners of the area. We have invited members of the Larrakia Nation to play a part in many aspects of SER2023.

In-person and Virtual Components at SER2023

The in-person component will take place 26-30 September in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia and the virtual component will take place 7-8 November. While attendees of both components will have access to presentations, the in-person and virtual components will not be simultaneous. There will be no live streaming of events from Darwin other than plenaries. All delegates, both virtual and in-person, will receive access to recorded presentations from both conference components after the November virtual sessions. In-person delegates will also have access to the virtual component as part of their registration.

Early bird registration rates are available through 15 May and space is limited!

SER members receive an additional discount on conference packages. Renew your SER membership, or learn more about how to become a member of SER.

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About Darwin, Northern Territory

The Northern Territory’s spectacular landscapes are ecologically diverse and span from the vast Central Desert region and iconic Uluru, to the tropical wetlands bordering the city of Darwin. The Northern Territory contains some of the most intact ecosystems in Australia. Darwin is the gateway to Kakadu, Nitmuluk and Litchfield national parks, recognized as World Heritage sites of stunning landscapes and ecological significance. Its location and history offer participants at SER2023 the opportunity to join a variety of single and multi-day field trips. Local experts and Indigenous guides will share their knowledge with treks along coastal wetlands, tours of urban rainforest restoration and insights into community-led coastal conservation. Learn more about the region.

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