Feature in the 2020 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference program

If you’ve got research, insight or personal experience to share in disaster and emergency management, submit an abstract 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.

Presentation submissions have now closed.

Choose your Presentation

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Choose your Topics

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

Community engaged preparedness
Community action on food resilience: food security during disasters
Community resilience: harnessing the volunteer army
Changing the culture of preparedness through children
Vulnerable groups: homeless, disabled, migrant language barrier

Submit your Presentation

Presentation submissions have now closed.

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CONFIRMED

Mr Rhys Jones, CEO, Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Senator Jim Molan, AO DSC, Parliament of Australia
Ms Sascha Rundle, Manager, ABC Emergency Broadcasting
Deputy Commissioner Stephan Gollschewski, Queensland Police Service

INVITED

Commissioner Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Victoria
Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, NSW Rural Fire Service
Mr David Foot, Deputy Incident Controller, Emergency Coordination Centre, ACT Emergency Services Agency
The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, Parliament of Australia
Mr Jonty Mills, CEO, Water Safety NZ
Professor Len Notaras, Executive Director, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

Abstracts close

13th March 2020

Program available

31st March 2020

Early bird closing

17th April 2020

Conference dates

1 – 2 June 2020

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