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Conference 8-13 February 2009
Melbourne Convention Centre Australia
Come Share in a Unique Experience
You are invited to come to Melbourne to share in a unique conference experience, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth (February 12, 1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of the Species
When Charles Darwin came to Australia on the voyage of HMS Beagle in 1836 he was an obscure English naturalist.
23 years later the publication of Darwin’s book, Origin of the Species, sparked an intellectual, social and spiritual revolution.
It radically transformed our understanding of life on this planet – the origins of life, our relationship to other species and the way life can adapt or fail to do so in the face of environmental change.
Evolution – the Experience will explore the breadth and depth of Darwin’s ongoing impact in basic biology, agriculture, medicine, psychology, sociology, politics, history and religion.
Evolution – the Experience will be embedded in rich menu of public events, each in their own way touching the Darwinian theme – theatre, film, forums, debates and exhibitions involving theatre companies, orchestras, cinemas, museums, art galleries, libraries, botanic gardens, zoos, herbaria, schools, universities and the media. And on February 12, 2009 there will be a unique birthday celebration for Charles Darwin.
Register your interest in being part of this extraordinary experience so that we can keep you updated of all key information.
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