The AWCC will be held in Newcastle on 1-2 October 2020, in partnership with the Newcastle Cycleways Movement, the University of Newcastle and local councils.
The venue will be in UoN’s exciting NEWSpace building in the heart of the city. Or, you can attend online.
We hope that we will be able to host an in-person event, but are preparing for the significant chance that pandemic risks will force the conference online only. We intend to offer a high quality online experience, and are working with professionals in the space to ensure that can be achieved. Although there is no substitute for actually visiting our beautiful city and networking with your colleagues face to face, we believe we can provide some of that experience through virtual poster displays, outside live feeds and other techniques.
The simple acts of walking and cycling have the potential to transform the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment. The Australian Walking and Cycling conference explores the potential for walking and cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability. As one of Australia’s longest running, best regarded and most affordable active travel conferences, we bring together practitioners and researchers from Australia and across the world to share their work and engage with conference participants.
The Australian Walking and Cycling Conference aims to send zero waste to landfill.
Who should attend the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference?
We welcome a diverse range of professions – town and country planners, transport planners, policy makers, population health experts, mobility technicians, health promotion professionals and futurists.
We also welcome activists, advocates and change agents. People who want to build better cities and towns and who want to share their vision and their evidence. People from Australia, New Zealand or from across the globe.