ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia
1-10 October 2020

#ICOMOSGA2020

ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

We acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will take place and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend this acknowledgement and respect to the Traditional Owners of other Country which will be visited during GA2020 and to all Indigenous people who attend.

#ICOMOSGA2020

ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia
1-10 October 2020

#ICOMOSGA2020

ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

We acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will take place and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend this acknowledgement and respect to the Traditional Owners of other Country which will be visited during GA2020 and to all Indigenous people who attend.

#ICOMOSGA2020

ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia
1-10 October 2020

#ICOMOSGA2020

Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility

Message from the Australia ICOMOS President

Welcome!

On behalf of Australia ICOMOS, I am delighted to invite delegates from around the world to Sydney for the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS in October 2020!

Together we can learn from each other and promote excellent cultural heritage practices.

Sydney is a destination that offers unrivalled natural and cultural beauty with world-class facilities, including our stunning new International Convention Centre, all in the inspirational setting of Sydney Harbour.

The core General Assembly will occur between 5 and 9 October, 2020 within an exciting ten day program of site visits, workshops, lectures, expert meetings and social gatherings. Venues will include the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, Greater Blue Mountains and Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Properties amongst a wide variety of other Aboriginal and colonial cultural places. We will meet amidst Sydney’s vibrant Indigenous and multicultural communities.

The theme of the four day Scientific Symposium: ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’, reflects the global context of heritage as part of cultural identity at a time of rapid population shift, conflict and environmental uncertainty. The important notion of shared stewardship, for which the ‘culture-nature journey’ is of particular relevance, requires agreed approaches to the sustainable protection, conservation and safeguarding of heritage.

Australia ICOMOS has one of the largest and most active ICOMOS national committees, and with strong support from the Australian and NSW State Governments and the City of Sydney, we are thrilled to bring an ICOMOS General Assembly to the Pacific region for the first time.

Please join us at the General Assembly – not only to visit Sydney, but to make this event the cornerstone of a visit to the iconic cultural and natural heritage of Australia!

Helen Lardner
President, Australia ICOMOS

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ICOMOS GA2020 Fast Facts:

  • Dates: 1-10 October 2020
  • Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
  • Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist knowledge and delivering a boost to‘grass roots’ interest in cultural heritage and conservation work throughout Australia and globally.
  • Legacy: Aligning with the GA2020 Theme of “Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility”, sponsors will be an integral part of the legacy to the management of cultural heritage and the communities that value and care for it in Australia and globally.

General Assembly Key Dates

Abstracts Open:
Wed 2 October 2019

Abstracts Close:
Mon 13 January 2020

Victoria Falls Fund Application Deadline :
Wed 5 February 2020

Early Bird Registration Now Open

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
Wed 3 June 2020

Standard Registration Open:
Wed 3 June 2020

Standard Registration Deadline:
Tue 29 September 2020

Onsite Registration Rate:
Wed 30 September 2020

General Assembly:
Thu 1 – Sat 10 October 2020

Scientific Symposium:
Mon 5 – Fri 9 October 2020

Heritage Exposition:
Tue 6 – Sat 10 October 2020

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Official GA2020 Airline Partner

Qantas is delighted to be the major airline sponsor for the ICOMOS GA2020. Qantas, in conjunction with partner airlines, are offering registered delegates and travel partners special discounted airfares. To find out more, click here.

 

ICOMOS GA 2020

The logo for GA2020 features a Xanthorrhoea plant in the shape of the Sydney Opera House.

The Xanthorrhoea plant is also known as ‘Gadi’ – the plant name is connected to the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the Country on which GA2020 will take place.

The logo neatly encapsulates our ‘shared’ natural and cultural heritage. 

The image of the Sydney Opera House is used under licence from the Sydney Opera House Trust.