Emergency media and public affairs conference - Australia

Meeting or Conference
Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA)
01-03 Jun 2014
Australia (Canberra)
Mercure Hotel

EMPA is the national conference for emergency and disaster communications practitioners held annually since 2006.

EMPA disaster communication conference sponsored by Emergency Management Australia will beheld in Canberra in June.

Attendees will hear some of the world’s leading disaster communications professionals, including Denis McLean, Chief of Communications for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, discuss their experiences and give advice and tips on how to lead the community through a disaster.

Key speakers include:

Denis McClean Chief of Communications, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Bob Jensen Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC News on US Disaster Comms

Mark Crosweller Director-General, Emergency Management Australia Strategic Leadership to Support Disaster Ops

Melanie Irons Tassie Fires, We Can Help Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Kate Brady Australian Red Cross The Language of Emergencies

Chris Collett Asst Sec, Attorney-General’s Department Australia’s Crisis Coordination Centre

Christine Wallace Australian Federal Police The Art of Preparing Spokespersons

David Bruce Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Building on a Decade of Research

Program includes:

  • ‘Beyond the media officer' - Half-day workshop

  • Interactive sessions

  • Two days of regular sessions

  • Welcome cocktails

  • Conference dinner & ‘Disastrous’ - Trivia

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Event fee

Registration before 28 Feb 2014 AUD $1,150; Registration after 28 Feb 2014 AUD $1,335

Target audience

  • Emergency Public Information Officers

  • Emergency Services Senior Management

  • Federal, State And Local Government

  • Response And Recovery Agencies

  • Media Managers

  • Media Liaison Officers

  • Public Affairs Practitioners

  • Editors

  • Journalists

  • Crisis Communications Professionals

  • Public Relations Professionals

  • Researchers

How to register

Online registration available at EMPA website.


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