The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference returns in 2019, bringing the latest thinking and innovation in disaster resilience. The conference will gather a diverse and passionate crowd from across the country to build upon the connections and ideas established at the inaugural event last year in Perth.
Faced with influences such as a changing climate, shifting demographics and evolving technology the conference considers what lays ahead by asking: Are we future ready?
Guided by underlying themes of connection, respect, empowerment and wisdom, the conference program will explore how disaster resilience intersects with fundamental elements of our society: business, arts, education, and our relationships to one another. With a line-up of speakers representing the multifaceted nature of disaster resilience, delegates can look forward to a range of perspectives on what matters for resilience now and into the future.
The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will run in partnership with AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, Australasia’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition. This partnership facilitates whole-ofsector engagement across emergency management and disaster resilience.
Delegates will join together to share inspiring keynote presentations and a special closing panel of personal reflections to capture what has changed in the 10 years since Black Saturday. There will also be ample opportunity to network at the extensive AFAC19 Trade Exhibition, featuring the AIDR Knowledge Centre.
The partnership enables delegates at the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference to customise their conference experience with additional features, including the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum on Tuesday 27 August, Professional Development Program workshops and field trips on Friday 30 August, and AFAC19 networking events.
Hosted at the 6-Star Green Star environmentally rated Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and recommended by 100 per cent of last year’s attendees, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference strengthens our capability through connection as we prepare for our future together.
Read on to discover the opportunities and knowledge this conference will bring for you.