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Ongoing – Everywhere: Online conference on Ecocity Development
Almost 230 abstracts and papers will be available for e-discussion in one of millenium’s most important topics – ECOCITY DEVELOPMENT. The urban environment concerns 50 % of the world’s population and there is a 50 % chance that you are one of them.Join this “free of charge” conference to tell us what you want in the city you live in.
The Internet Conference is organized in 10 sessions with 2 sessions every month from February to June.

Just click on links provided in to view materials (abstracts, papers, slides) for e-discussion.

To join a session, enter a virtual conference room by clicking the red-ball for the session in

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8-9 February  Trance Plant: Orchid Boogaloo
This is a chill party – there will not be any trance. Bring your own water, gloves, hat, sunscreen, blankets (for sitting on) You Yangs park gate shuts at 1.00 am Sunday morning – so get there early or you won’t get in.

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8-11 February Flickerfest 2003
12th International Short Film Festival. 4 programs of the best of international and Australian shorts.

Where: Cinema Nova, Carlton.
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13 February – Sogyal Rinpoche: The Path to Happiness
Author of Tibetan Book of Living and Dying presents a public talk.

Where: Dallas Brooks Centre, 300 Albert St, East Melbourne
Cost: $25/$20
More information: 9417 4488 /

15 February – Alanna Moore: Stone Age Farming Workshop
Learn Earth energy dowsing, geomancy, how to enhance environmental energies for improved plant growth and livestock wellbeing. Build a Tower of Pow
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Rye, Mornington Peninsula
Cost: $65
More information: 5985 3570/

16 February – Alanna Moore: Stone Age Farming Workshop
Learn Earth energy dowsing, geomancy, how to enhance environmental energies for improved plant growth and livestock wellbeing. Build a Tower of Pow
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Valencia Creek, near Maffra
Cost: $65
More information: 5145 4485 /

21-23 February – Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival is an innovative, inspiring and exciting event which provides a platform to showcase and celebrate sustainable living with the Australian community. Staged at Melbourne’s newest landmark, Federation Square will provide a dynamic backdrop for the event

We invite artists/designers/musicians/film makers from the creative community to submit contemporary work exploring a relationship with sustainability through their exploration of message, materials and/or lyrics.

Deadline for Submissions: 5pm Friday 20th December 2002.

Download the briefs @
More information: or phone 9412 7888 Brigitte House, Create Coordinator
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne, 21-23 February, 2003.
Price: Free entry, expecting 20 000 people+

New South Wales

4 – 6 June 2003 – Waste Management Confernece & Expo 2003

What’s Working: “Reduction, Recovery & Technology”. 2 days of conference & exhibitions dealing with solid waste, the 3rd day is devoted to technical tours.

Time: 8:30 to 5:00
Place: Australian Technology Park, Sydney NSW
Price: $645.00
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5th – 7th June, 2003 – The Fourth Annual Global Conference On Environmental Taxation Issues, Experience And Potential
The Department of Business Law and the Centre for Environmental Law, of the Division of Law, Macquarie University are delighted to host the Fourth Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation in Sydney, Australia.

This annual conference provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, information and research on environmental taxation issues.

Persons wishing to present papers or to participate in the conference are invited to register. Information about the conference program, and registration details are available at:
Deadlines: Abstracts 29 November 2002; Final Papers: 14 March 2003

For more Information: Mr Hope Ashiabor, Macquarie University, Division of Law, Sydney, NSW 2109, AUSTRALIA Telephone: +(61)-2-9850 8457 Facsimilie: +(61)-2-9850 9952 Email:

Queensland2-6 November, 2003 – 12th International Conference on Coal Science – Cairns

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26th – 27th March 2003 – 5th Energy in Western Australia Conference
The Australian Institute of Energy in association with the Office of Energy are pleased to invite delegates to attend the next Energy in WA Conference.

A full conference brochure and registration form can be downloaded from






1-2 May 2003 – “Buying Green 2003 Conference & Expo” – Melbourne
This is the FIRST conference of this type to be held in Australia and the program will include an international key note speaker and a diverse range of papers, presentations and workshops covering a spectrum of green purchasing issues.

The Buying Green 2003 Conference & Expo is an initiative of the Local Government Buy Recycled Alliance and proudly hosted by the MAV in partnership with EcoRecycle Victoria.

For more information: contact the organisers, Impact Environmental Conferences in Melbourne on (03) 9816 8551 or Sydney (02) 9570 1577 or email


InternationalMarch 2003 – Global Music Festival

Through the website we found your non-profit organization and we would like to propose a collaboration on our music project to you.

One World Beat is a non-profit organization that is organizing the first global music festival in March 2003 and we would like to invite your organization to participate. It will be held in venues and music schools all over the world.

The One World Beat music festival is as an opportunity for local musicians and non-profit organizations to participate in a global project – for a good cause. The festival gives the participating organization the possibility to communicate their cause and activities to the public and the media.

How it works:

A participating organization gets together with a solo musician or a band and organizes a local concert. The venue can be a live music venue, a music school, a coffeehouse or any place that’s suitable for the event. There is no limitation as far as the size of an event and musicians of all styles and levels can participate. One World Beat then promotes the event on an international level through the media. This will give the artists and the organization additional exposure for their art and message.

So far we have confirmed events in Canada, Africa, England and the United States and we are in contact with several organizations and artists in Europe and Australia.

Where: Everywhere!
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11-14 August 2003 – The Third International Conference on Culture and Change in Organisations.

CONFERENCE THEME: Knowledge Management

There is hardly an organisation in the world which does not find itself daily negotiating the forces of globalisation and technological and social change. These appear as opportunities as well as threats, and the key challenge for leaders in organisations is to find a way to navigate the threats and harness the opportunities. One of the key elements of organisational change today is encapsulated by the often nebulous concepts of ‘knowledge economy’ and its organisational response, ‘knowledge management’. It is the idea of ‘knowledge management’ that we will collectively address at this conference.

The deadline for the first round of the call for papers is 15 January 2003. Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website.

Where: Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang, Malaysia
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25-26 September, 2003 – Conference Managing on the Edge – Shifts in the Relationship between Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability

Two-day conference provides an international forum for the dissemination of research findings and related practical experiences associated with the fundamental change in balance between organisations, government and civil society. Papers now being called for.

Where: to be held at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
More info: Dr. Jan Jonker, Associate Professor & Research Fellow, Nijmegen Business School, University of Nijmegen, PO BOX 9108, 6500 HK Nijmegen – Holland,

9th13th November 2003 – International Solid Waste Association Congress

Sustainability in a New World.Place: Melbourne

More Information:02 9410 1302,