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AEGN Conference 2018
ECO:Investing – Philanthropy Energising the Green Economy

The green economy is at our doorstep with the promise of delivering unimaginable benefits for the climate and biodiversity, forests and food systems, inland water and oceans. But there are also headwinds at play – corporate, political and economic – which will impact the way our green economy develops and the benefits for our environment. This year’s AEGN conference will ask:

  • What is the state of Australia’s green economy?
  • How can philanthropy influence, energise and invest in the green economy?
  • Why is philanthropy needed and what are the best ideas and opportunities?
  • Who are the experts, leaders and fellow-funders to collaborate with?
Date Tuesday 20 March 2018

8am registrations

8.45am – 5.30pm followed by cocktails, then dinner until 9.30pm

Location View by Sydney, Pier One, Walsh Bay
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Program and Speakers

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Jobs, Country, Culture and Spirit – afternoon tea with women Indigenous rangers from the Kimberley

Debbie Sibasado and Petha Shovellorare part of a network of Indigenous ranger groups across the country. Ranger services not only benefit the environment, they sustain livelihoods and connection to country for over 900 Indigenous rangers and their families.

Please join Debbie and Petha to learn about what being an Indigenous ranger means for them and for their community, culture and country. Hear about plans to expand the network and explore the role that philanthropy can play in making this to happen.

This event is held in conjunction with the Australian Communities Foundation and is for funders only.

Date Thursday 12 April 2018
Time 1.30 to 3.30pm including afternoon tea

The Courtyard Room

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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Nature Funder Webinar Series

We know that more than 50% of AEGN members fund or are interested in funding nature conservation – how to protect our unique plants and animals and special landscapes.

We also know that this area of funding in philanthropy is becoming increasingly urgent. So, in 2018, the AEGN will hold a Nature Webinar Series at lunchtimes on the 1st Wednesday of every second month, starting with 7th of March 2018.

These webinars will be designed for you to enjoy your lunch at your desk or home while listening to a series of experts and donors talking about nature conservation issues and funding. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions or share your funding stories.


Wednesday 2 May 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time 12 – 1.30pm
Location Via Zoom
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Central Australia Field Trip
Sunday 19th to Friday 24th August 2018. Starting in Alice Springs and concluding at Uluru, this trip will explore biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change and sustainable living in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists, community leaders and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost $4,900 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Yulara.
Date 19 to 24 August 2018
Location Central Australia
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Enquiries Ione McLean


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