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Release date
20 Mar 2017

Registrations open for 2017 conference

Registrations are now open for AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC. Take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rate, available from now until 30 June 2017.

The conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 4-7 September 2017. The CRC's all-hazards Research Forum will begin the conference week. Showcasing the latest natural hazards science, the Research Forum is not just for scientists – it is the perfect opportunity for focused discussions between the research community and emergency managers on industry issues. These discussions are important now more than ever as we continue to embed research findings into practice.

The conference will explore the theme ‘Collaborating for Success – improving performance in emergency management’ and attract more than 2,500 emergency management professionals. Collaborating and improving performance is essential for success in emergency management. Innovating in the face of disruptions and developing our people to successfully manage organisations of the future is a key challenge. AFAC17 will focus on how we can work together to improve our performance, what leading the way looks like and who will benefit from our collective effort.

A number of keynote and invited speakers from Australia and overseas have already been locked in. AFAC17 will feature keynotes presenting on a range of topics with a focus on international perspectives, as well as collaborating locally with other sectors.

The full program will be released in late April 2017. 

For more information visit www.afaccconference.com.au

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