May 6th & 7th, 2017 - 2ND RELEASE TICKETS ON SALE!


UNLIMITED FILTERED WEEKEND WATER PASS $5 on the door | $4 to COREM, $1 to 'Charity Water' to provide filtered wells for global communities in need. Courtesy of We-Refill.
ZERO WASTE festival. BYO Cups, plates and cutlery. Limited hires available. FREE wash station at our 'Water Lilly Wash Pod' all weekend.

Nature's Biodiversity

Celebrating Collaborative Action

Nature's Biodiversity

Celebrating Collaborative Action

Sunday | Main Stage

Keynote Presentations with Lesley Hughes

The Climate trends and our viable future

Our climate system is changing rapidly as a result of human activity. 2016 was the world’s hottest year, breaking the previous records set in 2015 and 2014. In Australia, we have seen unprecedented heatwaves and fire risk, just in the past few months. The changing climate is affecting all sectors – our economy, food security, health, and communities. But our biodiversity is the most vulnerable sector and we have already seen catastrophic impacts on natural icons such as the Great Barrier Reef. This talk will summarise the latest global and national trends in the climate and identify the most important observed and future impacts. But it’s not all bad news and there are many exciting opportunities to ensure a viable future, both for the planet’s species and our children.

Saturday | POD Program

Panels, presentations and workshops with….

Caitlin Weatherstone

Caitlin grew up in the Northern Rivers area and is a qualified Wildlife Ecologist and keen bushwalker/ adventurer. She’s currently working in Byron Bay and surrounds as a threatened species researcher, marine conservationist, environmental educator, event organiser...

Dr Mary Gardner

Writer, biologist and photographer, Gardner contributes articles about local ecology and science for the Echo since 2007. In Dec 2016, Southern Cross University awarded her a PhD for her research in the historical marine ecology of the subtropics, focusing on deep...

Lesley Hughes

Lesley Hughes is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her research has mainly focused on the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems. She is a former Lead Author in the...

Edie Bartley

Edie Bartley is a conscious youth who practises daily efforts to minimise her carbon footprint. Edie hopes to aspire towards bigger things, putting her environmental passions into practice and working towards living with an ethical and sustainable lifestyle. After...

and many more….