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VALUING DARKNESS

SYMPOSIUM & ROUNDTABLE

19 - 21 March 2025

Victoria University

MELBOURNE

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In March 2025,  the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA) will convene a 3-day symposium in Melbourne.

 

Supported by the Federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water (DCCEEW), the Network for Ecological Research on Artificial Light (NERAL), the Lighting Society (IES), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) this face-to-face event will unite national experts, researchers, government, industry leaders, First Nations representatives and enthusiasts to address the urgent issue of light pollution.

 

The event will aim to provide solutions tailored to the unique technical, marine and terrestrial environmental challenges faced in Australia.

 

The multidisciplinary collaboration and partnership of these hosts underscores the pivotal role of responsible lighting in minimising environmental impact, reflecting a commitment to enhancing environmental biodiversity and sustainability.

* The Lighting Council of Australia has declined the invitation to cohost or attend the symposium.

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Sponsors

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Show you care!

Support our mission to create policy to reduce light pollution and promote the importance of dark skies for the environment, wildlife, and human health.

 

By joining us as a sponsor, you can make a real difference in protecting our precious night environment.

 

Your sponsorship will not only support our initiatives, but will provide you with valuable benefits such as logo placement, branding opportunities, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to a meaningful cause.

 

Let's create a brighter future for our dark skies!

Contact outreach@ausdarksky.org for more information

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

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Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam

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Elham Monavari

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Tristan Simpson

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Duane Hamacher

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Chris Lidman

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Ellen Cieraad

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Jean-Cecil Gaillot

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Peter Swanton

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Alicia Dimovski

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Caesar San Miguel

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Ken Wishaw

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Connie Walker

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Theresa Jones

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Kellie Pendoley

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Naomi Miles

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Mariana Mayer-Pinto

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Carol Redford

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Fred Watson

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Kate Hofmeister

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Gareth Davies

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Miriam Shevland

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Jessica McKelson

Plenary Speakers

Night Lights

Would you like to present?

Do you have a burning passion to share how you are reducing light pollution, research the impacts or creating dark sky places? Or maybe you have an idea on how to engage the community.

Whatever your field of expertise, we'd love to hear how you are reducing the impacts of Artificial Light at Night.

Applications close 30 August 2024

Confirmations advised 30 September 2024

Roundtable Attendees

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have confirmed their participation in the first-ever Australia roundtable event on mitigating light pollution.

Over fifty organizations have been invited to attend this roundtable, covering all aspects of light pollution and its environmental impacts.

If you would like to join us, please contact us at outreach@ausdarksky.org.

The Lighting Council of Australia have declined our invitation.

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