Only two weeks to go until the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference!

This year the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will have more content available than ever before.

On 24-25 August at the Adelaide Convention Centre delegates will have access to two full days of conference presentations across two streams, high-calibre keynote speakers, social functions, the AFAC22 trade exhibition and the AIDR Knowledge Centre including an impressive poster display. Following the conference on 26 August delegates can attend the free National Recovery Forum.

Resilience in a riskier world – adapting and transforming for the future

The 2022 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will look back and look forward to explore the ways in which we can build disaster resilience in an increasingly risky world, with a focus on adapting and transforming for the future.

To explore this theme, the program features topics including:

  • community and collaboration
  • recovery revisited
  • business innovation
  • Kangaroo Island
  • planning perils and pathways
  • resilience and society
  • engagement to catalyse change
  • children, youth and disaster
  • climate and disaster risk
  • community preparedness.

Explore the full program here.


AFAC22 trade exhibition

The powered by INTERSCHUTZ trade exhibition will feature the most comprehensive range of emergency management related exhibiting organisations, including the latest equipment, technology and services designed to serve and protect people, communities and the environment.

The Demonstration Zone and Expo Stage will feature practical presentations aimed at helping those on the frontline of emergency management. This year will include innovation and what’s new in wellbeing, communication, resilience, risk management, best practices and more.

Located in the exhibition, the AIDR Knowledge Hub will be a central hub of research finding, including the popular poster display. This is the place to meet with other delegates and conference speakers, and of course vote for your favourite poster!

See the line up on the Expo Stage here.


National Recovery Forum

Throughout Australia we continue to see the impacts of disasters on different communities, individuals and families and we know the predictions for future disaster impacts.

The National Recovery Forum on 26 August will bring people involved in disaster recovery together to develop connections and share knowledge, ideas, inspiration and good practice for communities to recover well from disasters and build a resilient future.

The program features panels, presentations and participatory activities from multiple perspectives to help participants build and share knowledge and practice about disaster recovery.

View the program here.