Conference & Awards 2019

AIH National Conference & Awards 21 - 22 September 2019
at the Aloft Hotel in Perth WA

Don’t miss Australia’s most exciting and crucial horticultural events. Two Conferences, Workshop, Awards Night Dinner and Bus Tour – all at One Venue. AIH members and non-members are welcome.

Conference Accommodation Special Offer at the Aloft Hotel Perth
$205 AUD per night includes buffet breakfast for 1 guest – Book Now

If you have questions or require assistance please phone 02 8001 6198 and leave a message and we will be in touch.

AIH Conference & Therapeutic Horticulture Australia Conference

Therapeutic Horticulture Australia is running a two-day conference alongside ours. Their dates are September 19th and 20th and we will share the same venue, Aloft Hotel in Belmont. This is worth bearing in mind when making your plans.

The concept behind running both conferences sequentially is to allow delegates to cross over and take in talks and workshops at either conference. 


21 September 2019


Aloft Hotel, Perth WA

59th Australian Institute of Horticulture Annual Dinner & Awards

Saturday Evening 21st September – 6.30pm
Hosted by Logie Award Winner Costa Georgiadis
Dinner Cost $125 per head (incl GST) Includes three course fare with drinks. 

Please advise of any dietary requirements. Dress semi formal.

Wildflower & Project Bus Tour

Sunday 22nd September. Cost: $40 (incl GST) Limited spaces.

Costa Georgiadis

Get inspired by our speakers at this year’s conference and learn from our experts. Find out more about our speakers.

The range of topics include:

– The Anthropocene- how did we get here and how can we manage the consequences?
– Reverse the decline in urban tree cover
– The daily dose of Biophilia
– What’s happening in soil?
– Canopy cover what’s happening in WA’s local government areas
– Successful rooftop gardens and green walls in WA’s climate

– The future of food growing
– Food security and what does it mean in the 21st Century Australia
– New perspectives on re-vegetation with local area natives
– How can Horticulturists help moderate human effects on our planet?
– Tucker Bush and Bindi Bindi Dreaming – a new partnership linking traditional foods.

If this looks like a full program for a one-day conference then you are correct. Breakout sessions will expose delegates to these topics and allow for panel sessions where delegates can put questions to speakers. 

About the Conference

Horticulture & Humanity Conference Responding to the Biggest Issues We Face

The Anthropocene is a new geological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on our climate, the environment, food and agriculture systems and even with history being written into the landscape. Environmental issues such as climate change, urban heat impacts, soil loss and degradation, and water security risks are now urgent concerns for all societies. 

These challenges present opportunities for ornamental and production horticulturists presently and in the future. Modern horticultural best-practices are absolutely fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are guiding the formation of policy and practice in balancing the needs of our society with the issues and limits of our planet.

Aloft Hotel Accommodation

As an aside, the Aloft Hotel is not only our conference venue but also our suggested accommodation location. Aloft is a sparkling new addition to Perth with amazing views of the Swan River and the city itself. So good I call it 720-degree views – so good you’ll want to go around a second time.

Attractions Worth Visiting In WA

One of the great attractions of WA in spring is that the famous wildflower season. There are many ways to enjoy this unforgettable spectacle. You can enjoy a half day wander around Kings Park overlooking the Perth CBD, a trip to the Coral Coast or to the wine-famous Margaret River region to see the colour and form of these remarkable plants where they grow naturally. There are also many things to see and do around Perth such as a trip to take in the Tulip Festival at the cool climate Araluen Botanic Park.