In early September the emergency management community will come together at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ to share the latest research, learnings and practice in emergency management.
AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will bring leading experts in a range of fields to Sydney from the 4–7 September 2017 for the premier emergency management conference and exhibition in Australasia. The conference opens with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum where the latest science will be on show for the sector.
Centred around the theme Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management, the conference program features over 100 speakers providing a wide range of critical insights from their areas of expertise.
Twenty keynote and invited speakers will join selected presenters in considering some of the key challenges for emergency management today. Over three days and across multiple streams, speakers will explore a number of topics including: collaboration and performance, using data to drive performance, research utilisation and innovation, strengthening organisations, public value, and the value of mitigation and disaster resilience.
AFAC17 keynote speakers
Research Forum (4 September):
- Prof Ed Galea, University of Greenwich (UK)
- Ann Bostrom, University of Washington, (USA)
- Prof Shane Cronin, The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges, National Science Centre (NZ).
AFAC Conference (5 – 6 September):
- Bart van Leeuwen, Big data expert, owner netage.nl (NL), on how leveraging off big data can improve community and first responder safety
- Graeme Head, NSW Public Service Commissioner, on collaborating for success
- Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, on diversity and inclusion within fire and emergency services
- Steve Vamos, Non-executive Director Telstra, Former CEO Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, on how to drive creativity and innovation in a world of disruption.
As well as sharing learnings, AFAC17 is the place to catch up with old colleagues and friends and meet new ones with a number of networking opportunities available, including the Delegate Welcome Drinks and the AFAC Gala Dinner.
Closing the week of conference activities, the Professional Development Program will extend the learnings by offering engaging field trips and workshops led by industry professionals.
To download the conference program visit: www.afacconference.com.au