PROGRAMME

For the last 14 years EMPA has brought together expert practitioners and researchers from around Australia, the US, New Zealand and Europe. They share frameworks and lessons learned – to stimulate thinking, encourage conversation and create change.

Topics

New South Wales bushfires

Recovery communications

Remote communities

Managing well-being in response teams

COVID-19

Hurricane Dorian

Ministerial interaction

Satellite comms systems

Sky City fire

  • New South Wales bushfires
  • Recovery communications
  • Remote communities
  • Managing well-being in response teams
  • COVID-19
  • Hurricane Dorian
  • Satellite comms systems
  • Panel: Sky City fire
  • Plus much more

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Sara McBride, United States Geological Survey

(From LinkedIn:) With more than 18 years of experience as a professional communicator and researcher, predominately working for science and emergency management organisations, Dr McBride works to explore and advance innovative pathways that enable people to communicate more effectively before, during and after times of crisis.

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Sally McKay, Emergency Recovery Coordinator

Sally McKay has worked across a diverse range of roles within Emergency Management for over 20 years and she strives to ensure a community led approach within all disaster work.

Sally’s work has taken her to many places – primarily across Asia Pacific zone , working for the International Federation of Red Cross / Red Crescent, within Australia working for all levels of Government and now in NZ

Sally’s roles have required her to lead work in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. She has a strong commitment to social justice with an accompanying agenda to drive innovative community development practices that assist communities to adapt to change and become more resilient to disasters.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Stefan Weir, Private Secretary Civil Civil Defence, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet  |  Catherine Coates, Welfare Manager, Marlborough Civil Defence 
Jason Somerville, Commercial Solutions Manager, Wireless Nation  |  Maureen Mooney,  Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University

Stefan Weir, Private Secretary Civil Civil Defence, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet  |  Anthony Clark, Director Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service, Australia  |  Catherine Coates, Welfare Manager, Marlborough Civil Defence  Jason Somerville, Commercial Solutions Manager, Wireless Nation  |  Dr Maureen Mooney, Clinical Psychologist, Research Officer, Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University  |  Jeremy Hillman, Senior Communications & Engagement Adviser, Office of Disaster Recovery, NSW, Australia

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Anthony Clark

NSW Rural Fire Service, Australia

Catherine Coates

Marlborough Civil Defence

Jason Somerville

Wireless Nation

Dr Maureen Mooney

Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University

Jeremy HIllman

Office of Disaster Recovery, NSW, Australia

CONTACT US

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Key Dates

  • 3 March 2020

    EMPA NZ registration opens

  • 31 May 2020

    Earlybird discount closes

  • 24 August 2020

    EMPA NZ Awards submissions close

  • 19 October 2020

    EMPA NZ conference

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