The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the inaugural Forum consists of a multi-disciplinary group of professionals primarily from the host nation (Australia), but also from nearby countries.

Lead Program Team
Simone Maynard (Forum Coordinator) (Simone Maynard Consulting, Australia)
Anne-Gaelle Ausseil (Landcare Research, New Zealand)
Steve Cork (Austalia 21, Ecoinsights, Australian National University)
Hedley Grantham (Wildlife Conservation Society, Australia)
Kathy Zischka (IUCN Australia)
Beria Leimona (ICRAF – World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia)
Cath Lovelock (University of Queensland, Australia)
Brendan Mackey (Griffith University, Australia)
Graciela Metternicht (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Anya Phelan (University of Queensland, Australia)
Rebecca Runting (Early Career Fellow) (University of Queensland, Australia)