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iDEA Conference 2018

13 - 15 APRIL 2018, NEWCASTLE NSW

iDEA Conference 2018

Doctors for the Environment Australia

iDEA is the annual national conference of Doctors for the Environment Australia. Bringing together medical professionals and students from across Australia and beyond, iDEA unites people with one common goal – to address the human health impacts of the environment and climate change.

Event Schedules

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

13Apr, 2018
DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM

Opening Night Reception - "PROTECTING OUR FUTURES"

Speaker: Dr Bob Brown
14Apr, 2018
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

WELCOME TO COUNTRY (AWABAKAL COUNTRY)

09:15 AM - 11:00 AM

KEYNOTE

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MORNING TEA

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

STATE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

06:00 PM

COCKTAIL EVENING

15Apr, 20 18
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

09:15 AM - 10:30 AM

CLIMATE JUSTICE - INDIGENOUS

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

MORNING TEA

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

LUNCH

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

CLOSING REMARKS AND FAREWELL

Who's Speaking?

Dr Bob Brown
Dr Bob Brown
Former Leader, Australian Greens
Bob Brown was born and educated in rural NSW and worked as a doctor before becoming the face of the campaign to ...
Joanne McCarthy
Joanne McCarthy
Journalist, The Newcastle Herald
Joanne McCarthy was born and raised on the Central Coast of NSW, the eldest of 11 children. She attended Catholic ...
A/Prof Linda Selvey
A/Prof Linda Selvey
Division Head, Disease Prevention and Control, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Linda Selvey is a public health physician and infectious diseases epidemiologist. She has worked in senior ...
Professor Ben Marais
Professor Ben Marais
Professor, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School
Professor Ben Marais is a paediatrician and paediatric infectious diseases specialist with an interest in global ...

Social Nights

Two special social evenings will be run as part of iDEA18. A welcome reception featuring keynote speaker Bob Brown will be held on Friday the 13th of April, and a fully catered dinner is scheduled for Saturday the 14th of April.

Friday Evening

DEA, in association with the Wilderness Society and the Bob Brown Foundation, are running a one-off Opening Night Social Evening to be held at the Newcastle City Hall on Friday the 13th of April. Featuring keynote speaker Bob Brown, this event is open to all, including members of the public, who can purchase tickets here. A ticket for Friday Night is included in iDEA18 conference registration.

Saturday Evening

Saturday night will be a fully catered event (including food and alcoholic beverages) at the Newcastle Maritime Museum, featuring a live band. Entry is not included in iDEA18 tickets and interested conference attendees and members of the public will need to purchase a ticket to the Saturday night social separately here.

Buy Tickets

$160/day
Student/Conc
  • Day Partial: $80

  • Full Academic Program

  • Friday Night Opening Reception
$240
Full Member
  • Day Partial: $120

  • Full Academic Program

  • Friday Night Opening Reception

Opportunities

Be inspired

Be inspired at iDEA18 by our extensive list of distinguished keynote speakers.

Network

iDEA Conference brings over 200 like minded medical professionals into the one room. Who will you meet at iDEA18?

Find Opportunities

Learn how you can be part of a grassroots movement at iDEA18.

Socialise

Let your hair down at our Opening Night and Saturday Night social events.

Register for iDEA 2018

Places for iDEA 2018 are strictly limited to 200 attendees. Register now to guarantee a spot!

Our Event Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact our team at sponsorship@ideaconference.org.au