The event, which is being convened by WA’s six regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups, the State NRM Office and major partners, Regional Development Australia, Department of Agriculture and Food (WA) and Landcare Australia, is being touted as “an NRM conference with a big difference”.

The Tipping Point is inspired by the Malcolm Gladwell book of the same name – which explores the many elements that contribute to a significant attitudinal change. Without doubt, this will be a conference for optimists who seek to work through partnerships to help create a positive future. The conference is for both thinkers and doers and everyone in between.

The program will be headlined by international marketing expert Craig Davis who specialises in creating changes in attitude and former young environmentalist of the year, Larissa Brown.

They will be joined by an outstanding team of plenary speakers, culminating in a finale lecture by internationally acclaimed environmentalist Dr Harry Butler, who shot to fame in the 70s with his ABC series In the Wild. At 82, Dr Butler remains a most compelling orator and has the fascinating task of exploring ‘have we tipped’?!

The conference call for abstracts is currently open, with guidelines and templates  for download at  – The abstract call closes on March 10.

Conference registrations will open at the end of the month and people who would like to be contacted when registrations are open should pre-register on the conference so they can be kept abreast of key dates and updates.

Meanwhile, we urge you to visit and click on the program page for the full list of our speaking team.