Global Artificial Photosynthesis - Breakthroughs for the Sustainocene

Dates

Satellite Workshop

7-8 September 2016, Canberra

Conference

9-11 September 2016, Lord Howe Island Australia

The third international conference dedicated to developing the scientific breakthroughs and governance structures for globalising artificial photosynthesis and promoting its role in environmental and social sustainability will be held 9-11 September 2016 at Lord Howe Island, a beautiful world heritage-listed site in the South Pacific.

Synthetic or artificial photosynthesis, if distributed globally, could allow every road, house and vehicle on the earth’s surface to make renewable fuel, fertilizer and food by using sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen while absorbing atmospheric nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Artificial photosynthesis can help cities contribute ethically to natural ecosystem sustainability, assist desert crop production and forestation, reduce atmospheric CO2 levels, lower geopolitical and military tensions over fossil fuel, food and water scarcity, take resource pressure off and promote rights of natural ecosystems; by creating low-cost, globally distributed carbon-neutral hydrogen and ammonia fuel and fertilizer for domestic, community and industrial use as well as biochar for soil enrichment.

The aim of the conference is to promote and assist the integration of artificial photosynthesis research with a range of disciplines related to environmental sustainability and human flourishing, including those promoting the vision of humanity as principled ecosystem steward in a Sustainocene epoch. In particular it will focus on developing links to and support from initiatives such as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition by which a group of influential philanthropists aims to foster, patient, flexible risk capital to bring sustainable energy innovations such as artificial photosynthesis to market.  It will also seek to seek to establish links with UNESCO sustainability, ethics and governance initiatives. It will foster international collaboration and strategies for funding through a global effort in five key areas of global artificial photosynthesis:

  • a. Electricity generation and storage (i.e., via fuel cells)
  • b. Energy dense zero carbon transportation fuels
  • c. Zero carbon fuels for Industrial use;
  • d. Sustainable ammonia fertilizer to assist agriculture; and
  • e. Role of artificial photosynthesis in global energy system efficiency and sustainability
  • f. Global collaborations, governance, ethics, policy structures and models.

The conference will allow participants including representatives from academia, governments, UNESCO and sustainability initiatives such as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to interact in unique, intimate surrounds of this beautiful World Heritage site with some of the world’s leading experts in artificial photosynthesis, nanotechnology and global governance of artificial photosynthesis, including:

Note: For flight and accommodation enquiries/bookings contact Shelly Mansfield at Oxley Travel on 1800 671 546 or shelly@oxleytravel.com.au.

Accomodation

Accomodation Prices
Arajilla Retreat

Special Stay 5 pay 4 (Includes all meals, pre:dinner drinks + mountain bike hire)

Kentia Suite

  • Sole Use: $1125 per night
  • Twin Room: $1480 per night

Banyan Suite

  • Sole Use: $1125 per night
  • Twin Room: $1600 per night

Beachcomber Lodge

Studio or 1 Bedroom: $168 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Blue Lagoon Lodge

Studio or 1 Bedroom: $168 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Blue Peters 1 Bedroom House - $1075 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Banyan Apartments

1 Bedroom: $187 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Bowker Beach House

1 Bedroom House: $800 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Capella Lodge

Stay 7 pay 6 (including 2 x $50 spa voucher + bottle of champagne) (Includes breakfast + dinner daily, sunset drinks & canapes, mountain bike hire, open bar from 6pm with Premium wine & spirits)

  • Capella Suite: sole use: $1250 per night
  • Twin Room: $1500 per night
  • Lagoon Loft: Sole Use: $1600 per night
  • Twin Room: $1800 per night
  • Makambo Loft: Sole Use $2000 per night
  • Twin Room: $2200 per night
  • Lidgbird Pavillion: Sole Use $2600 per night
  • Twin Room: $2800 per night
Earls Anchorage

Stay 7 pay 6 (Rate valid until 24th September)

  • 1 Bedroom Cottage: $430 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage: $700 per night (up to 4 people sharing)
Ebbtide
  • Garden Unit: $287 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • Superior or Cottage: $337 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Hideaway Apartments

  • 1 Bedroom: Sole Use: $143 per night
  • Twin Room: $258 per night
Howeana

Stay 7 pay 6

  • 1 Bedroom Loft: $600 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • 1 Bedroom: $520 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
Leanda Lei

Stay 7 pay 5 (Rate valid until 24th September)

  • Studio Unit: Sole Use: $220 per night
  • Twin Room: $230 per night
  • 1 Bedroom: $250 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • 2 Bedroom: $450 per night (up to 4 people sharing)

Lorhiti

Garden Unit: $300 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Lagoon Landing

(formerly Mary Challis Cottages)

1 Bedroom Cottage: $400 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Milky Way

  • 1 Bedroom Mooreii: $289 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • 1 Brm Belmoreana: $349 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Ocean View Apartments

Studio Unit: $247 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
Pinetrees Lodge

Minimum 5 night stays applicable including all meals

Rates for 5 nights

  • Palm Unit: Sole Use: $2625
  • Twin Share: $1775 per person
  • Transit Hill Room: Sole Use: $3140
  • Twin Share: $2095 per person
  • Under the Pines: Sole Use: $3460
  • Twin Share: $2305 per person
  • 1 Bedroom Suite: Sole Use: $4135
  • Twin Share: $2755 per person
  • Garden Cottage: Sole Use: $4135
  • Twin Share: $3050 per person

Additional nights if required

  • Palm Unit: Sole Use: $533 per night
  • Twin Share: $355 per person per night
  • Transit Hill Room: Sole Use: $628 per night
  • Twin Share: $419 per person per night
  • Under the Pines: Sole Use: $692 per night
  • Twin Share: $461 per person per night
  • 1 Bedroom Suite: Sole Use: $827 per night
  • Twin Share: $551 per person per night
  • Garden Cottage: Sole Use: $914 per night
  • Twin Share: $610 per person per night

Somerset Apartments

  • Studio Unit: Sole use only: $165 per night
  • 1 Bedroom Standard: $175 per night (up to 2 people sharing)
  • 1 Bedroom Superior: $190 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

The Treehouse

1 Bedroom Cottage: $480 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Waimarie Apartments

1 Bedroom: $110 per night (up to 2 people sharing)

Flights

Please book your flight on Qantas website.

"There are a limited number of flights to and from Lord Howe Island from Sydney and Brisbane. Please book flights to and from the island on line with QANTAS before confirming accommodation. Book early to get cheapest rates. The cost of flights and accommodation has been taken into account in the low conference registration fee."

Useful tips

You can find useful information about the island on Oxley Travel website.

Photos

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