Each year the Coastal Restoration Trust runs an annual conference to bring together people’s knowledge, experiences, up-to-date research and visions for coastal restoration.
Conferences can be run in collaboration with local and/or regional councils, iwi, Department of Conservation and Coast Care communities. We provide opportunities for local groups to benefit from the conference - for example pay them for providing catering, supplying venues and activities. There is also plenty of opportunity for local businesses and organisations from around the country to sponsor the event and be involved.
The format includes some lecture style talks, a ‘regional round-up’ where the floor is open for anyone to give a short “pecha kucha” or poster style presentation on their project, practical workshops (e.g. seed collection, pest control), fieldtrips and plenty of time for discussion.
Delegates each year include research scientists, staff from Councils and the Department of Conservation, iwi representatives, local businesses, Coast Care group members, students and individuals from all around the country with a passion for our coastal environment.