The Inaugural Virginia Chadwick Memorial Lecture

Undoubtedly the highlight for the Foundation during 2011 was the Inaugural Virginia Chadwick Memorial Lecture held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in July.

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP accepted the Foundation's invitation to present the Inaugural lecture and presented an excellent and thought-provoking address highlighting the issues surrounding climate change.

The text of his lecture can be found on the webpage here.

The lecture provided a platform for debate and discussion in the broader community, highlighting the need for continued intelligent exchange to educate and present factual information in the often misrepresented area of climate change.

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Virginia Chadwick Memorial Keynote Address at Ecotourism Australia's annual conference

Ecotourism is a low impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial tourism which ensures more sustainable use of important and popular areas like the Great Barrier Reef; it was one of many issues about which Virginia Chadwick was passionate and committed.

A conference run annually by Ecotourism Australia provides one occasion for practitioners from around the world to discuss ecotourism and the opportunities it creates. The conference organizers and the Foundation have therefore agreed that one of the keynote talks at the annual conference will be presented in memory of Virginia.

The keynote chosen as the memorial keynote address at the 2011 Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference will be given by Mr. Cameron Kerr (Chief Executive Officer, Taronga Conservation Authority) on day 2 of the conference (8th November) at Taronga Zoo, Sydney; Cameron's address is titled 'What do Your Visitors Take Home?'

One of the Foundation Directors, Ms Amanda Chadwick, will provide a short introduction about the Foundation prior to Cameron's keynote address.