Conference Program

Keynote speaker Professor Maureen Fordham from the University College of London and Northumbria University will speak on the importance of building gender awareness to strengthen community resilience.

Keep an eye out as we add the final keynote speaker, new presenters and further information on arts events, the journalists’ panel and more.

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Diversity in Disaster Program

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Day 1 - Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Day 2 - Wednesday 18th April, 2018

The program is correct at the time of publishing. The Conference Organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Conference Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes. This conference is funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Victorian Government under the National Partnership Agreement for National Disaster Resilience.


Craig Lapsley Profile
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Now, more than ever, the challenges of disasters and emergency management must be addressed head on… To increase our capability, and reduce risk, our emergency management sector must connect with the diverse community we serve.

I encourage emergency managers and volunteers in Victoria – and Australia – to attend the ‘Diversity in Disaster’ Conference.

Craig Lapsley
Emergency Management Commissioner, Victoria