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Jul
22
Mon
Disaster & Emergency Management Conference @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
Disaster & Emergency Management Conference @ RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

The Disaster & Emergency Management Conference brings together some of Australia and New Zealand’s most dedicated sector leaders, professionals and service providers for two days of learning, listening, strategising and conceptualising the future of the sector.

Participants come from many sectors of the community, including:

  • Defence
  • Federal and state government heads of departments, directors and coordinators
  • General managers and managers of emergency response and emergency services
  • Assistant directors and assistant commissioners
  • CEOs and business owners and leaders (technology, communication, insurance)
  • Directors, coordinators and unit managers of disaster management teams and offices
  • Clinical psychologists, mental health or allied health care workers
  • Area controllers, disaster response coordinators
  • Community engagement officers, recovery managers and community development professionals
  • Economists, futurists and environmental scientists

The 2024 conference will tackle themes such as:

  • How to navigate current climate challenges in order to enhance resilience
  • How to introduce innovative approaches to community risk reduction
  • Interagency collaboration and communication
  • How to recruit and retain team members
Aug
24
Sat
35th International Geographical Congress @ Dublin, Ireland
Aug 24 @ 5:26 am – Aug 30 @ 6:26 am
35th International Geographical Congress @ Dublin, Ireland

The 35th International Geographical Congress (IGC), to be held in Dublin, Ireland in August 2024, will provide an opportunity to share the best of global geographic research, discuss common challenges and opportunities and connect with colleagues from across the world.

The event is being organised by the International Geographical Union and the Geographical Society of Ireland.

The IGC 2024 will continue the tradition of previous congresses in recognising that our world faces many common natural and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. In this respect, geography as a discipline, its skills, attributes and the geographic mindset has much to offer other disciplines, policymakers, officials, politicians and communities.

The theme of the congress is ‘Celebrating a World of Difference,’ and we are strongly focused through our academic and fieldwork program on:

  • supporting intercultural awareness and understanding;
  • promoting intellectual diversity as a strength;
  • bringing geographic research and thinking beyond the congress walls; and
  • grappling with the complex interconnections between people, place and the natural world.

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