Online benefits of Australian Disaster Resilience Conference presents Knowledge Week

2020 is not the year anyone expected, and the AIDR team certainly hadn’t imagined shifting from running our flagship conference face-to-face at the Adelaide Convention Centre to an online format. But with change comes opportunity, and we are excited about opening the possibility for anyone to join us, from anywhere, at any time during the program, to take part in what is shaping up to be a stimulating exchange of knowledge and ideas.

The event, held over four days (24–27 August 2020) on Zoom, will host around 40 speakers from across Australia as well as catastrophic risk and resilience expert Alice Hill joining as our opening keynote speaker from the U.S. 

Check out the virtual poster display

An online conference gives us new and different ways to share information with an even broader audience. AIDR is excited to have a number of presenters contributing thought leading ventures to our virtual poster display, taking place on Twitter. Poster presenters will be sharing their innovative posters online at any time they choose during Knowledge Week.

Follow the hashtags #ADRC20 and #ADRC20Poster to make sure you don’t miss the submissions as they come through. Like, retweet, share your thoughts and ask questions – this is the platform to have an engaging online conversation directly with the experts themselves.

Virtual delivery = maximum flexibility

This year’s online format allows our delegates to tailor their conference experience to their availability, interests and budget. Join for the whole event or just a few sessions. A ticket for the whole week is available for only $110. You can also opt for a daily pass for $33. There are also free events offered across the week: the Australian Disaster Resilience Network virtual afternoon tea, the fifth National DRANZSEN Forum, and the Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook launch. Explore the conference program to find what suits you:

If you are student, volunteer, or representative of a community organisation you can also submit an EOI for a sponsored place which will give you full access to all conference sessions absolutely free.

Register now to secure your place and receive your Knowledge Week mug and biscuits for the virtual afternoon tea while stocks last: