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Release date
06 Dec 2017
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Dr John Bates
Research Director

Submit your abstract for our annual conference

The call for abstracts for AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference with AFAC, is now open. 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 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5-8 September 2018, the conference will explore the theme changing lives in a changing world, 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. The closing date for submissions is 12 February 2018.

While the first day will be dedicated to natural hazards science, 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.

Download 2017's conference research proceedings.

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

Don't forget, you can watch all the highlights from this years conference in Sydney below.

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