The conference is organised around 7 themes. Each theme is led by a key note address followed by 3-4 speakers.

1. Economic contribution of pastoral systems
Key note speaker – Roy Behnke

2. Indigenous knowledge and breeding systems
Key note speaker – Ilse Kohler – Rollefson

3. Ecological dynamics of grasslands
Key note speaker- Jayashree Ratnam

4. Technology and Pastoralism
Key note speaker – Ced Hesse

5. Engagement with Markets
Key note speaker – Carol Kerven

6. Engagement with the Welfare state
Key note speaker – Caroline Dyer

7. Climate change
Key note speaker – Arun Agarwal