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Release date
09 Feb 2017

Deadline extended for conference abstracts

It is not too late to get your abstract in for AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the joint annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC, with the abstract deadline being extended until Monday 20 February.

All CRC projects are expected to submit an abstract, with the conference being a major avenue to the fire, land management and emergency services industry.

Taking place at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney from 4-7 September 2017, the conference will explore Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management and again open with the CRC’s Research Forum. 

All the details needed to submit an abstract are available on the conference website, including submission guidelines with detailed information about the conference theme and topics to address. Note that abstracts must be submitted through the dedicated conference website

While the first day will be dedicated to natural hazards science, it is anticipated that many science papers will also appear on the program in subsequent days. Abstract submissions are open to all involved in emergency management including career staff, volunteers, academics, industry, community and all levels of government.

The conference will once again feature a huge trade exhibition, thanks to the partnership with INTERSCHUTZ. 2016's trade exhibition was the largest in the histroy of the conference, with 2017 set to be even bigger.

Don't forget, you can watch all the highlights from this years conference in Brisbane below, and download a copy of the research proceedings here.

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