Program launched for resilience conference

Explore the theme 'are we future ready?' at the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference in Melbourne this August. The conference program has now been launched.

The former head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction will feature as the opening keynote at the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference this August. The conference program is available online now and is packed with two days of informative discussions and networking opportunities.

Dr Robert Glasser will open day one of the conference with a keynote presentation discussing his work advocating for climate change action. He will be followed by social researcher Eliane Miles, who will focus her attention towards building capacity and resilience towards 2030 in response to the conference theme: Are we future ready?

A range of presentations will feature across day one of the program. Representatives from local government, Australian Red Cross and corporate2community will cover how agencies and communities can connect for resilience, support recovery and take action. Day one will conclude with networking drinks and the annual gala dinner, which provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and discuss the day’s events.

Leading medical innovator Dr Lance O’Sullivan will open day two with insights into positive disruptive leadership and building medical resilience for New Zealand. He will be followed by presentations about diverse perspectives and inclusive approaches to achieve a disaster resilient community. Presentations will include disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction and women in emergency management planning.

Explore the full program of presentations at the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference and browse the speaker profiles before they take to the stage in Melbourne on 28-29 August.

The conference is the premier event for the disaster resilience and emergency management sector. Hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the conference will run in partnership with AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, facilitating whole-of-sector engagement with current and future issues in emergency and disaster management.

Early bird registrations are still open, and businesses are encouraged to invest in the future by sponsoring the conference.