Feb 10

2020 Global Wave Conference

10th Feb 2020 - 15th Feb 2020
Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga, QLD, Australia
+61 (0)7 5580 8677

The international ocean conservation event is being held on the Gold Coast from 10th to 15th February 2020. The conference is expected to attract at least 400 attendees, including 200 internationals attendees

Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc. successfully won the rights to host the 6th Biannual Global Wave Conference which will be held at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University.

International partners, Save the Waves and Surfrider International, host the Global Wave Conference every two years in different locations around the world. Previously, the event has been held in France, Portugal, Mexico, UK and, most recently, the USA.

This is the first time that Australia and the Gold Coast are hosting the conference coinciding with the first year that surfing will be introduced into the Olympic Games.

This 6th Biannual Global Wave Conference aims to highlight the growing threats to waves and surfing habitats worldwide, facilitate global coastal environmental and sustainability initiatives, and increase leadership from the surfing community on the protection of waves, oceans, beaches and marine ecosystems.

"By bringing together environmental and social scientists, world surfing legends, conservationists, surfing industry and the sustainability and eco-surfing conscientious, we will explore future solutions for surf sustainability, recycling of surfing products, removal of plastics and we will investigate ways of making our oceans Safer, Healthier and Cleaner for future generations," said Andrew McKinnon, Chairman Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve.

Conference Topics will include:

Surf Sustainability
Recycling Surf Product
Removal of Plastics
Safer, Healthier & Cleaner Oceans
Innovation and Industry
Sport and Wellbeing
Future Outcomes and Solutions
Value of Surfing
Art, Culture and Surfing Heritage


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