FIRE AND RAIN: SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP IN NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
1-2 August 2011
To network and strengthen grassroots community responses to the ravages of fire,
flood, drought and wind, and explore the development of community leadership
nationally in disaster resilience.
[Photo, right: Kinglake Community Recovery,
This national conference will explore
innovative community responses to Australia's ongoing vulnerability to natural
disasters and need for effective disaster risk management and emergency
It's emphasis is on community-based
innovation, self-help and leadership, with the aim of identifying and
strengthening effective grassroots community responses to the ravages of fire,
flood, drought and wind.
The conference will identify cases around the
country where social innovation and self-help are being implemented in creative
The conference will bring together
community innovators and leaders, service practitioners, researchers, policy makers, social
entrepreneurs and workers in community agencies who are interested in furthering
social innovation and community self-help in these areas.
The Angliss Conference Centre
is located in the Melbourne CBD, on the corner of LaTrobe and King Streets, on
the fifth floor.
It is close to train and tram
services. Flagstaff railway station is one block away in LaTrobe St, and
Southern Cross station is three blocks away in Spencer St. Trams 23, 24, 30, 34,
and City Circle run along LaTrobe Street.
There are numerous
accommodation options close by, to suit all budgets.
Start and Finish
The conference begins at 9.15am
on both days, finishing at 5.00pm on day one and 3.30pm on day two.
0425 722 890