Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2019October 14 - 17, 2019 Canberra, ACT

Big Message Public Forum

Our goal for ASFB 2019 is to showcase and celebrate the many ways we can illuminate the wonderful world of fishes in the hearts and minds of people spanning a range of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives. Our conference program has workshops, special sessions, a public forum and social functions that will explore how effective communication via the visual arts, digital media, and the spoken and written word can bring new understanding and inspiration to the millions of people who value and depend on fishes for their wellbeing.

One of our special networking events will encourage some of our delegates to convey a key message to decision makers and influencers (details below). 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm 
(Post forum drinks 6:30pm - 7:30pm)
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Venue: National Library of Australia
Price: Free (open to the public) 
ASFB Attendees: please register via your conference registration dashboard.
General Public: Please RSVP by here

Big messages for decision makers

Key messages about what is needed to manage and conserve our native fish populations are regularly told at ASFB conferences. To take advantage of ASFB 2019 being in the national capital, we will invite politicians, commissioners, department heads, executives and other key decision makers and influencers to this special conference session. The focus will be big messages from ASFB delegates that could influence Federal policy and investment in the management and conservation of fish populations. The format will be a select number of speed talks complemented by special posters that deliver a key message in a simple, concise manner. The event will close with drinks and an opportunity to network with guests.
Key contact: Katie Ryan (

6033590 3x2 940x627

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