Australian Academy of Science National Symposium 2024

22 March 2024 | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM AEST | 12:30 AM - 8:30 AM CET | Brisbane, Australia | Hybrid Event
Australian Academy of Science National Symposium 2024

The Australian Academy’s National Symposium titled “Food Futures: Nourishing a Nation” will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 22 March 2024 as part of World Science Festival Brisbane, attracting a wide and diverse audience.

Population is growing, the climate is altering what can be grown and where, and supply chains are being disrupted by global conflicts and pandemics.

Where will the food come from in 2040, and what will that look like?

What is science delivering to make our agricultural industry more climate change resilient, and how is it changing the range of foods grown?

Can nutritious and diverse foods be produced that can be grown sustainably? And when can a diet that is tailored to unique genetic make-ups be created?

The 2024 National Symposium will engage and relate to everyday Australians’ experiences while illustrating Australia’s scientific capabilities and how they will shape and meet the future needs of the nation.

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Online attendees will be able to watch sessions and participate in audience Q&A sessions, but they will miss demonstrations, tastings and interactive experiences during breaks. 

Please note: the event will be recorded, and all registered attendees (online and in-person) will receive access to this recording on Monday 25 March. The event recording will then be made publicly available on the Academy website on Monday 22 April. 

More information about the program, session details, and session times will be made available in early 2024. 


Registrations will open on Wednesday 31 January 2024. 

For more information please visit the Australian Academy of Science’s official website.

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