All Hazards Disaster Symposium

Beng Poh

12 April 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Australia/Hobart

IMAS Building, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Hobart

Castray Esplanade | Battery Point | Hobart

In August 2018 the University of Tasmania (UTAS) facilitated a unique, multidisciplinary community engagement workshop to give disaster authorities, managers, planners and responders a forum to meet and collaborate with researchers to identify their strengths, collective capacities and needs.   This workshop identified more than 34 research and 24 teaching and training needs (see attachments), and was the catalyst for a number of collaborative research projects, the identification of the need for policy review and a publication which will appear in the January edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

Following on from the success of the workshop, UTAS extends an invitation for you and your colleagues to participate in an ‘All Hazards’ Disaster Symposium.

The aim of this symposium is to continue to build the relationships and collaborations forged during the August workshop by encouraging academics and practitioners to share their current place-based research, projects, programs and initiatives.

The symposium will include:

  1. Lightning Presentation Sessions – 4-5 speakers presenting for 5 minutes each followed by panel discussions driven by questions from the floor,
  2. Poster presentations,
  3. Distinguished panel discussing the question: How can a Tasmanian ‘community of practice’ work together to develop place-based excellence in ‘all hazards’ research? 
  4. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

There is no cost to present or attend this event.

You are encouraged to share this invitation with your colleagues, but we ask that RSVPs be received by COB Friday, January 25, 2019. For more information email rebecca.carey@utas.edu.au or sandra.astill@utas.edu.au