POSTPONED: Our Coastal Futures Conference 2020

March 2020 Update:

The Our Coastal Futures Conference (OCF) committee have made the difficult decision to postpone OCF2020 which was due to take place from 19 – 22 October 2020 at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, due to the current situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unknown future impact this may have.  The committee is working with the Southern Cross University to select a suitable date and will keep you posted.

We have a duty of care to our speakers, sponsors, and delegates and the wider community, to minimise the risk of further spread of the COVID-19. Collectively the committee felt it was also in the best interests of our delegates to arrive at this decision now to prevent the potential loss of investment people may make in order to attend the meeting..

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for a session, workshop, artistic expression, panel, or one of our other formats, these will be carried over into the dates and you will all be emailed on the next steps.

All enquiries regarding the postponement should be directed to Kate and Jenny, our conference managers via email at

Kind regards,

Prof Anja Scheffers,
Chair, OCF on behalf of Our Coastal Futures Committee


Our Coastal Futures: Transitioning towards a respectful custodianship of our oceans and coasts

Oceans and coasts are changing. We're listening to those changes. Complex challenges take a diverse community to hear, understand and act. Our Coastal Futures will be a transdisciplinary, multi-format International Conference to share and co-produce knowledge and enable effective action.

Come join us at Our Coastal Futures 2020 conference from 19 – 22 October, plus three days of workshop and excursion opportunities (19, 23, 24 October 2020) on the Gold Coast, Australia. We’re still finalizing the agenda, but a fantastic line-up is already taking shape.