65th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science

Date(s) - 03/08/2023 - 08/09/2023
All Day

Coffs Harbour


The 65th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science – IAVS 2023 – will be held from Sunday 3rd to Friday 8th September 2023 at Opal Cove, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. Opal Cove is a beachside resort on the Pacific Ocean with an enviable subtropical maritime climate. The Gumbaynggirr are the original people of the Coffs Harbour region.

Coffs Harbour, on the East Coast of Australia between Sydney and Brisbane, is a tranquil seaside nature destination for visitors and tourists. It is surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks and state forests, as well as a marine park. The weather in Coffs Harbour is humid subtropical. September has a comfortable mean daily maximum and minimum of 22°C and 11°C, respectively, and is normally relatively dry, with monthly rainfall averaging 60 mm.

The symposium theme is ‘The Future of Vegetation in the 22nd Century’. Given the stark manifestations of climate change in recent years, both globally and in Australia, IAVS 2023 presents an important opportunity for the world’s vegetation scientists to meet, take stock of recent events and recalibrate predictions about the prospects for the world’s vegetation by the 22nd century