National Science Challenges are about step change science, and you’ll see plenty of that at this meeting. But science does not happen in a vacuum.

We need to understand the social and economic context – who and what are influencing our native biodiversity, what are the top biosecurity threats and what are we doing about them, research investment, public opinion and behaviour.

There’ll be lots of interesting speakers to learn from, to question and be inspired by. Watch for the Call for Abstracts so that you can come and present. Be an influencer, be there!

Dr Andrea Byrom, Director &  James Buwalda, Governance Group Chair