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Tim Low is an original thinker who surprises and inspires when he talks about nature or conservation. He has spoken at scores of events around Australia and overseas, often as a keynote speaker.

Overseas venues have included the Hawaii Conservation Conference (as opening keynote), 18th Global Biodiversity Forum (Cancun, Mexico), University of East Anglia, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, International Writing Program of Jilin (China), Umeå University (Sweden), New Zealand Biosecurity Seminar, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe.

Australian venues have included the Sydney Vivid Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Modern Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), Siteworks 2015 (Bundanon), Kingfisher Bay Resort (Fraser Island), and various writers Festivals (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Alice Springs) and conferences.

His next talk will be a science in the pub talk about birds at Eltham Pub, inland from Byron Bay, on 24 February.

Tim’s Zoom talks during the covid era included a bird talk for the Nuttall Ornithological Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Ecology in the Pub in Mullumbimby, achieved via Zoom. Since the publication of Where Song Began Tim has given bird talks at many events, including bird festivals in Shoalhaven Heads, Kakadu, Alice Springs and Albany, and at Springwood in the Blue Mountains, where he drew record crowds, and at the Cornell Lan of Ornithology in upstate New York and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia in Arlington.

He has also spoken about his book The New Nature at many events, including as a keynote speaker at the Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference in Sydney.

From 2006 to 2016, Tim was a guide each spring on the Christmas Island Bird’n’Nature Week, during which he explored the island’s ecology. From 2017 to 2019 he was a tour leader in Borneo instead, with British company Naturetrek.

Tim has appeared on many television and radio programs, including a TV New Zealand episode named ‘Feral Future’ after his 5th book. Tim was the voice of radio advertisements aired when Brisbane City Council introduced vegetation protection in the 1990s.

Topics that Tim often speaks about include climate change adaptation and invasive species problems and management. At the Queensland Government’s first Natural Resources Conference he was engaged by the government to provide the address about pests and weeds and the associated policy challenges.

Some of Tim’s consultancy projects include a strong public liaison element, including addressing public meetings and meetings of landholders.

Tim has lectured and tutored travelling students from many American universities, both in classrooms and the field, also introducing them to wildlife such as leaf-tailed geckoes and snakes. He has interpreted the rainforest to Singapore Special School students visiting Christmas Island.

For upcoming talks look under news.

For enquiries about speaking engagements contact here.

As well as Australia, Tim has given talks in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, the Pacific, and on an ice-breaker heading to Antarctica.
Tim spoke to a full house of 350 people at Springwood in the Blue Mountains at an event put on by Science at the Local and the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. He talked about the themes of his books Where Song Began and The New Nature, using examples from the Blue Mountains [Photo: Eddy Summers]
In 2023 Tim spoke about birds at a packed Science in the Pub event at Eltham Hotel near Lismore. This event had been planned for 2022 but had to be rescheduled twice because of floods. [Photo Ivy Young].