share your insight Become a Presenter

If you’ve got research, proven case studies or personal experience to share in disaster and emergency management, apply for your chance to be featured in the 2020 conference program.

This is your opportunity to stand alongside fellow experts to discuss the latest research findings, trends, challenges and successes in first response, disaster and emergency sectors.

All selected presenters will be offered an exclusive speakers registration rate.



1-2 October, 2020


RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, QLD

step 1 Choose Your Presentation Type

20 Minute Oral Session

Submissions are to showcase projects, programs, experiences or research with three key learning outcomes.

90-Minute Workshops

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Workshop’s are typically delivered in 60-90 minutes.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information.

Tabletop Session

Table tops act as a pathway for networking and sharing of information directly with delegates in an interactive setting. Table Tops involve multiple presenters, with each presenter at a round table of up-to 9 participants. Presenters change tables every 12 minutes to present to a new round of participants. This is a more personal and interactive format.

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Panel submissions are required to organise, in advance, each panel member and their perspective. There is a requirement of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters. One person chosen to be the representative of the panel submission.

step 2 Choose Your Topic

Leadership in EM: shaping the future
Women in EM
Making tough calls in times of crisis and major disasters
Disaster risk reduction
Mental health interventions at major disaster occurrences
Compassionate care: organisational responsibility when disaster strikes
Training / self-care and wellness for a sustainable career
Culture: political influence, political agendas and internal politics
Funding: lack of resources – people, money, equipment and time
Recruitment and retention of skilled staff
Volunteer management

Information management: expectations and consistency Communication, procedures and systems Collaboration between government, community and private organisations: aligning resources, interstate differences and relationships between them The role of new and emerging technologies Social media use in disaster response Risk communications with data visualisations Media’s role in EM

step 3 Prepare & Submit

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Submissions now closed.