A platform for bold, fresh and leading ideas
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There are a total of 6 symposia running over 3 sessions throughout the day for which delegates who hold a full registration to the main conference can attend free of charge.

If you are not registered for the conference the rate of $100 plus tax applies and includes access to all of the sessions throughout the day, refreshments and lunch. Please register using the online registration link. Please note that this rate only gives access to the symposia on the 3rd December and not the main conference 4-6 December.


Whilst symposia topics need to be broadly aligned to the area of Global Food Security and the conference theme of Global Challenge, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways, the purpose of the symposia is to present bold, innovative and cutting-edge discussions, ideas and technologies. In this way, the symposia enable leading thinkers to present ideas and innovations which have the potential for high impact, but are in need of strengthening or scaling-up.

The symposium are designed to be a focused session in which speakers present on a common theme. In addition to providing a platform to present innovative ideas, it is also a platform to bring thought leaders together to conceptualise new approaches and outputs – for example book publications, working papers, or potential project partnerships. Interest of this nature has already been expressed by ELSEVIER publications, including Global Food Security and Agricultural Systems, for inclusion in special editions or publications.


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  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Western Cape
  • Elsevier
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  • Elsevier
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