Australia to host Congress on Sustainability in Oceania


Sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific are invited to share their knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region in mid-2022 as part of a major international sustainability event, the SRI2022 Oceania Satellite Event

An Australian consortium of academia and government partners, coordinated by Future Earth Australia, will host the sustainability-focused event in Brisbane on 29 June – 1 July.

This event is a satellite event of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) that will be happening online and in Pretoria, South Africa on 20–24 June.

The Oceania Satellite Event will build on the outcomes of the inaugural SRI2021 Congress last year in Brisbane that featured more than 2000 attendees from over 100 countries. It will focus on sustainability issues and challenges unique to Oceania.

Attendees of the event will learn about the latest sustainability science and innovation, create novel networks and partnerships, explore new ideas, gain visibility, inspire and be inspired, all in a hybrid environment at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

All participants of the SRI 2022 Oceania Satellite Event will also have full access to the online portion of the SRI2022 Congress, and the cost of this is included in their registration.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals for the Oceania event is open until 28 February through the main SRI2022 platform. This deadline is separate from the deadline for submissions for the Pretoria event.

Proposals will follow the formats available in the SRI2022 Congress, including in-person and hybrid presentations, workshops, innovation demonstrations and engagements with society. Options for individual presentations will be opened at a later date.

About SRI2022: Oceania Satellite Event

The hosting consortium for the Oceania Satellite Event, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, includes the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, and James Cook University.

This group contains many of the same members as the SRI2021 event held in Brisbane last year, providing them with the experience and insights to hold another successful event. 

About SRI

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress is a series of gatherings that unite global research leaders, experts, industries, and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.

A joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum, the SRI Congress is a space of dedicated advocacy for sustainability scholarship and innovation, transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration, and action.