SRI2022 Oceania Satellite Event

29 June – 1 July, 2022
Queensland University of Technology, Garden Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia & ONLINE

Sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific are invited to share their knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region as part of a major international sustainability event.

An Australian consortium of academia and government partners, coordinated by Future Earth Australia, will host the sustainability-focused event in Brisbane on 29 June – 1 July 2022.

Sessions over the three days cover many aspects of sustainability: climate change, Indigenous knowledges, coastal resilience, urban sustainability, synthetic biology and more. It will focus on sustainability issues and challenges unique to Oceania.

The full program can be found below.



This event is a satellite event of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) that will be happening online and in Pretoria, South Africa on 20-24 June, 2022.

The Oceania Satellite Event will build on the outcomes of the inaugural SRI2021 Congress last year in Brisbane that featured more than 2000 attendees from over 100 countries. 

Attendees of the event will learn about the latest sustainability science and innovation, create novel networks and partnerships, explore new ideas, gain visibility, inspire and be inspired, at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Full participants of the SRI2022 Oceania Satellite Event will also have full access to the online portion of the SRI2022 Congress, and the cost of this is included in their registration.


Register now to ensure your spot at the Oceania Satellite Event. 


Idea Market Proposals

Share your research or poster at the SRI22 Idea Market. Now open for submissions


Make your mark on this sustainability event – Contact for opportunities.

SRI2022 Oceania Satellite Program

We’re pleased to announce the full program for the SRI Oceania Satellite Event. Scroll down to view the full program or click below to download a copy.

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09:00 – 10:30 | GP-Z411
Official Satellite Event Open & Welcome to Country 
10:30 – 11:00 | Z Atrium
Morning Tea
GP-Z411 GP-Z304 GP-P512
Queensland Decarbonisation Forum Science and Innovation for Sustainability Resilient Systems, Sustainable Economies
11:00 – 12:30
Regional Transitions
11:00 – 13:00

Alternate foods and proteins from precision fermentation
11:00 – 13:00
Transforming Coastal Communities in Oceania to Build Climate Resilience and Sustainability
Associate Professor Michael Howes, Dr Aysin Dedekorkut, Dr Johanna Nalau, Dr Edward Morgan, Ms Estafania Arteaga
12:30 – 13:30 | Z Atrium
13:00 – 14:00 | Z Atrium
13:30 – 15:00
Barriers to Emissions Reductions
14:00 – 15:30
Green chemicals, sustainable fibres, and advanced materials from synthetic biology and
advanced manufacturing
14:00 – 15:30
Navigating towards a just future for a human-assisted Great Barrier Reef
Victoria Graham, Gillian Paxton, Umberto Baresi, Annah Piggot-McKellar, Taryn Kong, Lintje Siehoyono Sie, Nicole Shumway
15:00 – 15:30 | Z Atrium
Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 16:00 | Z Atrium
Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 17:00
Emissions Reduction Fund Priorities
16:00 – 17:00
Exploring the challenges with accelerating scaling of these industries and potential regulatory
barriers to and social acceptance of these biobased products
16:00 – 17:00
Envisioning wellbeing economies through the Australian Fashion Industry Context
Karina Kallio
Decarbonisation Forum Wrap
  GP-Z411 GP-Z304 GP-P512
  Indigenous Knowledges, Just Futures Greening the City Highlights from the Queensland Sustainability Showcase
09:00 – 10:30

Advancing justice in conservation and sustainability research, policy, and practice

Mapping ecosystem functions at landscape level to find and protect ecosystem service hotspots
Dr Graham Ashford, Madeleine Page, Sally Chudleigh 

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea | Z Atrium
11:00 – 13:00  Exploring the Indigenous Cultural & Intellectual Property Landscape: Leveraging existing laws,
Indigenous protocols and international frameworks to facilitate Indigenous innovation

Adaptable Urban Environments for human wellbeing and environmental sustainability

Moderators: Prof Tan Yigitcanlar, A/Prof Mirko Guaralda
Presenters: Yi Song Liu, Wenda Li, Turgut Acikara, Martina Hale, Stephen Fischer, Ksenia Nikolaeva, Jiaxuan E

Highlights from the Queensland Sustainability Showcase
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch | Z Atrium
14:00 – 15:30 Bringing Indigenous and Western Knowledges together SDG Engagement in Local Governments, Cities, and Universities – Who is doing it? Why are they
doing it? How are they doing it?
Dianty Ningrum, Jarrod Grainger-Brown, Andrea Cuesta
Highlights from the Queensland Sustainability Showcase
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea | Z Atrium
16:00 – 17:00  Panel Discussion: Bringing an Indigenous agenda into practice
17:30 – 19:30 Poster and Networking Event | Room 360
This is a ticketed event – if you wish to attend please email 
  GP-Z411 GP-Z304 GP-P512
  New Horizons: Net Zero and Beyond Tools for Transformation Levers for Change
09:00 – 10:30 Beyond Carbon Abatement: Transdisciplinary action to drive co-benefits in land management
and agriculture
Dr Peat Leith
Advanced Technologies for Citizen Science
Prof Grant Hamilton
Just Adaptation Strategy Roundtable
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea | Z Atrium
11:00 – 13:00  Zero Carbon Imaginaries: Imagining a transformed Australian Energy System
Prof Chris Riedy
Using behavioural science to boost sustainability outcomes
Sam Moore

Research Impact: Media and Policy Roundtable
Dr Tim Seelig
Liz Minchin
Dr Maxine Newlands

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch | Z Atrium
& Closing Ceremony | GP-Z411


Students and ECRs are currently invited to submit posters for the Idea Market.

Have questions about the Oceania Satellite Event? Get in touch with us at For general questions about proposals, contact us at



Sustainability is about our relationship with the future, and SRI2022 seeks to explore emerging issues and trends that shape our world tomorrow. In a time of rapid change, looking ahead is more important than ever. What are the challenges and solutions that might surprise us? How can we get ahead of the curve and build our preparedness and resilience? How to predict the unpredictable? Who are the new players and what are the unlikely coalitions? Under this theme, we are particularly open for new if not unexpected ideas, but examples or areas might include:

  • World after Covid-19
  • Unheard voices in sustainability science and innovation
  • Justice, equity, ethics and inclusion
  • Levers for innovation and change
  • Inclusive financial mechanisms for supporting growth and resiliency


Recognizing that knowledge is versatile, SRI2022 explores the various ways of understanding, conceptualizing, and learning about the world. An inclusive approach to knowledge will dramatically broaden the spectrum of solutions available for action-forward sustainability work. SRI2022 will promote new perspectives to:

  • Indigenous/local community knowledge
  • Equitable access to information and decision-making options, including Artificial Intelligence
  • TD  (transdisciplinary research and transdisciplinarity)*

*transdisciplinary science is an approach that threads together different scientific and other knowledge


Many sustainability challenges are interrelated and intertwined and require a nexus approach. SRI2022 invites novel perspectives looking at critical intersections in multiple areas including but not restricted to:

  • Sustainable food systems and human wellbeing
  • Resilience, adaptation and addressing risk
  • Evidence-based and actionable contributions to the SDGs and beyond
  • Narratives of progress, wealth and well-being
  • Water, food, energy, society
  • Resources use efficiency


This theme will showcase the richness of Oceania’s science, innovation, and sustainability. From tested local solutions to advanced academia research, we can showcase the wealth of knowledge and innovation in our area.


Registration for the Oceania satellite event is now available! Registration is through the main SRI2022 registration portal – be sure to select “Onsite: Oceania” and then the option for your registration type. Rates are as below in USD.

Note that all registrants to the Oceania Satellite Event will also receive full online access to the SRI2022 main event from June 20-24, 2022.


Registration type
Onsite – includes full online access



Early career researchers and practitioners*


Students** and participants from low and middle income countries***




Students* and participants from low and middle income countries**


* For registration purposes, we define ECRPs as those in their first seven years of research or practice, allowing for career disruptions
** Includes both graduate and postgraduate students; Valid student ID required
*** Low and middle income countries are defined according to the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients


Discounted rates are available at participating hotels within the vicinity of the QUT venue.


On behalf of the 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation – Satellite Event Committee, we invite you to consider sponsorship of the 2022 Satellite Event.

The 2022 Satellite event is taking place from 29 June – 1 July at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia.

Sponsorship of the Satellite Event offers a range of opportunities to help your organisation reach emerging and leading professionals in sustainability, with influence from academia, government, and the private sector.

We have created a number of options for packages, but also invite any new proposals you may wish to put forward, including a tailored package that will meet your objectives and budget for participating and be of maximum benefit to your organisation and the event.


Get in touch

Would you like to sponsor or have a question?
Contact Conference Design


The hosting consortium for the Oceania Satellite Event, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, includes the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, and James Cook University.

This group contains many of the same members as the SRI2021 event held in Brisbane last year, providing them with the experience and insights to hold another successful event.