16.10.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

Noosa Biosphere Reserve to host Balance-Unbalance International Conference

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance 2013 conference to be held at Central Queensland University in Noosa, Australia from May 31 - June 2, 2013.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve in the State of Queensland, Australia was admitted into UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) in 2007. For more than 40 years this biosphere reserve has been home to one of the earliest and consistently active networks of conservation groups in the State of Queensland. Managing urban growth in a sustainable manner and developing a culture of responsible stewardship by all community members is one of the key drivers of the Noosa Biosphere.

The 2013 Balance-Unbalance Conference will focus on exploring sustainability issues through arts and creative processes. The MAB Secretariat would like to encourage members of the WNBR to participate in this Conference.

One of the main goals of Balance-Unbalance is to develop the role of the arts and artists in dealing with environmental challenges. The previous events held in Buenos Aires in 2010 and Montreal in 2011 provided a powerful platform for reflection, debate, and ideas leading towards Balance-Unbalance 2013, hosted in the UNESCO recognised Noosa Biosphere Reserve on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. The 2013 conference theme, Future Nature, Future Culture[s] is aimed to provoke discourse around what our elusive future might hold and how transdisciplinary thought and action could be used as tools for positive change.

Call Deadline: November 20, 2012

Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held in the beautiful resort town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land 2013 Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) conference in Sydney, so participants can maximise their time in Australia by attending all three events.

For more information see the official website.  




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