The Harlan IV conference will this year be run in conjunction with TropAg, the world’s premier international conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture.
His most famous book, Crops and Man, 1975, remains a reference, inspiring generations of students in plant breeding and the global scientific community dealing with plant genetic resources.
The First Harlan Symposium was held at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) at Aleppo, Syria, 10-14 May 1997, as a tribute to Jack R. Harlan who was an American botanist and agronomist (1917-1998).
The Second Harlan Symposium was held 10-14 September 2008 at University of California (UC Davis) at Davis, USA.
The third Harlan symposium was held on 03 - 07 Jun 2019 in SupAgro University in Montpellier in France.
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HarlanIV will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). BCEC is officially ranked among the top three convention centres world-wide by the International Association of Conference Centres.
The Centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane.
With all its facilities under one roof, BCEC offers a fully integrated range of in-house services. From its award winning catering, world class communications technology including Australia’s first dedicated Speakers’ Presentation Centre, and its own in-house Graphics and Signage Department, BCEC has it all.
The Centre is in a convenient location with easy access to all forms of transport, along with a range of hotels all within walking distance. It is only a five minute walk away from South Bank Parklands where there are very attractively presented gardens, tourist activities, shopping, food outlets, purpose-built sandy beaches and swimming lagoons and museums including Australia’s newest and most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art.
During their visit delegates can take a brief time out from their conference to experience South Bank’s many attractions. Downtown Brisbane is just across the Brisbane River where there is excellent shopping and dining.
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is officially rated among the top three convention centres in the world by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC). The Centre has maintained the top three positions during three separate surveys of international meeting professionals.
Welcome to Brisbane
Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city – home to leading scientific research and a thriving industry hub. Located on the east coast in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region, Brisbane is close to some of the world’s greatest natural attractions. With year-round temperate climate, Brisbane is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with a relaxed, welcoming alfresco lifestyle. Bike paths and riverside walkways make walking and cycling around Brisbane a scenic delight. Alive with lush parks, tropical gardens and with its own inner-city man-made beach at South Bank, inner-city Brisbane offers the perfect refuge for locals and visitors alike.
CBD and South Bank
While in South Bank, you make like to:
Visit the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), located across two adjacent riverside buildings, to discover the history of Queensland art as well as contemporary exhibitions.
Relax at Streets Beach – Brisbane’s unique man-made beach and swimming lagoon in the parkland.
Learn about Queensland’s natural history at the Queensland Museum.
Walk or cycle along the riverside to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park and take in the view!
Across the river from South Bank is the city centre, and this is accessible for pedestrians over Victoria Bridge. Some popular sites in the city include Brisbane City Hall, Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parklands, Eagle Street Pier, and the City Botanic Gardens. Learn more about what to see and do in Brisbane at visitbrisbane.com.au.
A popular way to explore Brisbane is via the City Cat services, which operate regularly along a network of 25 riverside terminals. Paper tickets can be purchased on board the City Cat vessel (cash only) and are valid for a two-hour period.
Brisbane is primely positioned between two glorious coastal destinations – The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Traveling around an hour both north and south of Brisbane will bring you to stunning coastal destinations and famous tourist attractions.
TropAg and Harlan event organisers and affiliates acknowledge the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which we meet. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.