The conference featured biosecurity issues relevant to the southern South Island such as rabbits, didymo, wilding trees, and pest eradications from islands. Papers covering topics relevant to current biosecurity and pest management issues were welcome.

Posters were strongly promoted at this conference enabling a wider range of topics to be presented and providing opportunities for greater informal discussion and exchange of information over the three days.
To encourage student participation, tertiary students who presented a paper or poster at the conference received a 50% discount off the conference registration.