The 77th Annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture .

7pm NZDT, 28 October 2020 
Live-streaming on

Join us online for our 77th Annual Lecture and hear two expert speakers offer their perspectives on the theme ‘Science Matters’, which will explore the value of scientific research and development to New Zealand’s society, now and in the future.

Featuring Keynote Speakers
Dr Siouxsie Wiles (Associate Professor, University of Auckland)
Dr Serean Adams (Aquaculture Group Manager, Cawthron Institute)

Event Programme
7pm – Live-stream begins.
8:30pm – Event ends.

More about the event
This year, the Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture is going digital, live-streaming from sunny Nelson using cutting-edge technology, graphics and animation to create an engaging online experience for our audience.

Pre-registration for the event is now available at Sign-up now to receive updates and more information about how to engage on the night.

The event will begin live-streaming via from 7pm on 28 October and can be viewed through a standard web browser.

As you watch the live-stream, you’ll be able to submit questions using a chat panel in your browser. Our event facilitator will put your questions to our expert panel of keynote speakers, who in turn will share their insights and ideas.

Read the Speaker Biographies here.