FIRE AND RAIN: SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP IN NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

Angliss Conference Centre
Melbourne
1-2 August 2011

Conference Aim:
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, Victoria]

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Program

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 services.

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 ways.

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.

Venue

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 Times

The conference begins at 9.15am on both days, finishing at 5.00pm on day one and 3.30pm on day two.

Enquiries to:

Vern Hughes
vern@civilsociety.org.au

03 5629 8400
0425 722 890

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  Centre for Civil Society 2011