ECO Events

ECO Conference: Moving through the climate crisis, and freshwater challenges in New Zealand

13-14th August 2016

Venue is Wesley Community Centre, Sandringham Road extension, Mt Roskill, Auckland.

See the conference page for more.

This will  be a great opportunity to meet activists involved in working out how we will live in a climate-changed world.


ECO 2016 AGM: Saturday afternoon, 13 August, at the venue above as part of our annual conference

IUCN World Congress, Hawaii, 1-10 September 2016


ECO is a Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and ECO Co-Chair Diana Shand will be attending the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii from 1-10 September.  
Diana is also Chair of the IUCN Theme on the Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE).  Discounted attendance applies to members of ECO Member Groups.

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.
The theme is Planet at the Crossroads - how we are to survive and flourish in the next 15 years, by partnering across the planet to understand the challenges and develop solutions.

Registrations are now now open and early bird applies up to 31 May.  Go here for more information and to register.

Other Events


The Land: Resilience and Co-existence. This insightful and engaging three-part series will look at the relationship between people and the planet, and demonstrate how civilizations across time and geographic location interact with the world.

Part one (9 June) will explore the relationship between people and the land from a cultural studies perspective. 

Part two (16 June) will explore the relationship between people and the land from a Spanish perspective.

Part three (23 June) will explore the relationship between people and the land from a philosophical perspective.

Each event will include an interactive session followed by a light supper. See more here.


Wellington Peace hui

Theme is Women in Peace in Aotearoa, 23 June 5.30pm-7pm, Mezzanine Room, city Library building.

RSVP to by 20 June

Conference: Sharing ocean resources - now and in the future.  4-7 July at VUW

A conference for marine ecologists, academics, marine scientists, fisheries scientists, modellers, ocean scientists, geologists, marine science students, marine resource managers and policy makers.   More info here.



Changemakers: Dangerous Partnerships: Our ecosystems in flux,

7 July, 6pm.  Stewart LT 1, Lincoln University.

Hear how invasive fungi, plants and animals are transforming New Zealand.  More details.


New Zealand International Science Festival, 8-16 July

Featuring an exciting line-up of public events – from street science and stunts to debates, interactive demonstrations and workshops with science innovators – the 10th anniversary of New Zealand’s premier science festival promises the best festival yet, with inspiring international and local guests.

PAST Events

30, Aug, 2013
Category: Events

Conservation Week will be held from 8-15 September and there will be plenty of activities to get involved in.

Check out how to get involved on the Department of Conservation website [ Read More ]
03, Jul, 2013
Category: Events

9-11 September 2013, Honolulu, Hawai'i

More info here: [ Read More ]

03, Jul, 2013
Category: Events

This conference will be held in Suva, Fiji from 2-6 December 2013

"This major conference is an ideal opportunity to showcase the successes, best practices and lessons learnt from all... [ Read More ]

07, Jun, 2013
Category: Events

Find or list an event:

Related organisations and programmes:
Antarctic Oceans Alliance:[ Read More ]

05, Jun, 2013
Category: Events

This year's World Environment Day theme is 'Think Eat Save'  - focusing on the loss of food in the global food production processes. More info here: [ Read More ]

19, Nov, 2012
Category: Events

7-9 December - Auckland

This isn’t a normal, boring, or expensive, conference. This is something different. It’s a 3-day youth event with entertainment, skills... [ Read More ]

16, Nov, 2012
Category: Events

Summer Gathering, Arthur's Pass, North Canterbury: Friday 25 - Sunday 27 January 2013

Join us for a summer weekend of ideas, discussion and networking in a wonderful... [ Read More ]

16, Nov, 2012
Category: Events

Conservation Inc. - What's ahead for community-based conservation in NZ?

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust will be hosting this conference on 17-18 October 2013.

Conservation in NZ is... [ Read More ]

08, Oct, 2010
Category: Events
Get involved in events near you focusing on climate change action. There are changes we can all make in order to prevent catastrophic climate change, which could cause severe weather patterns and... [ Read More ]
26, Jul, 2010
Category: Events
ECO is to host ‘Echoes – A Concert for the Environment’ at 7.00pm, Saturday 31 July 2010 at the Adam Concert Room, Victoria University Kelburn Campus, Wellington. Enjoy live music... [ Read More ]
14, Jun, 2010
Category: Events
The SMP Ensemble, a Wellington-based contemporary music group, together with the support of ECO will be presenting a concert of music dedicated to the environment.

There will be music by... [ Read More ]

14, Jun, 2010
Category: Events

Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July 2010, Living Springs Conference Centre in Governors Bay, Christchurch.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Early Bird registrations closing 18 June

The... [ Read More ]

31, May, 2010
Category: Events
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Conference 2010 "From Discovery to Delivery: Science, Policy, Leadership and Action" is taking place at Te Papa, Wellington from the... [ Read More ]
03, Feb, 2010
Category: Events
ECO's Annual Conference for 2010 will be held on Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July, at Living Springs Conference Centre in Lyttelton, Christchurch.

The 2010 AGM of ECO will take place during the... [ Read More ]

09, Apr, 2009
Category: Events
ECO is pleased to announce our Annual Conference for 2009: "Greening our way out of a recession"

The conference will be held in Auckland from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July, at [ Read More ]

05, May, 2008
Category: Events
Whatever happened to Oceans policy? Regulation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

What has become of the Oceans Policy? It has shrunk to an EEZ regulation policy. Why do we... [ Read More ]

22, May, 2006
Category: Events

ECO has announced the theme for the 2006 annual conference: Living Sustainably - Taking Charge of the Future. Practical workshops about community action and discussions of key environmental... [ Read More ]

20, Sep, 2004
Category: Events
ECO is pleased to announce our Annual Conference for 2009: "Greening our way out of a recession"

The conference will be held in Auckland from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July, at [ Read More ]

Previous page: What We Do
Next page: News