Women and Firefighting Australasia Conference 2016
Written on the 12 February 2016 by Bronnie
"Stepping Up and Standing Out"
The Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) Conference 2016 will be held from 30th August until 1st September 2016 at the Brisbane Entertainment and Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland. This year, WAFA has entered into an exciting new partnership with the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) which will see the 2 conferences collocated.
Attendance at this conference will not only give you access to a host of excellent and informative presentations, hands-on workshops, mentoring and career advice but it will also allow you access to AFAC Conference keynote speakers, local and international Commissioners, CEOs and Fire Chiefs and complimentary entry to the international standard AFAC Fire Industry Tradeshow.
Call for Abstracts
We are currently calling for abstracts for presentations at the conference. The conference theme is "Stepping Up and Standing Out" with proposed topics including:
Abstract submissions are due by COB Friday 29th April 2016 - to submit an abstract or find out more click HERE.
WAFA Awards 2016
Award nominations are due by COB Friday 29th April 2016 and will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner - to make a nomination or find out more click HERE.
AFAC Gala dinner and welcome drinks are optional extras (see website for details)
The Gender Balance Overview of Australasian Firefighters 2015 is a WAFA initiative to establish the current state of... play for all Fire Agencies within Australasia....
As a base we hope it will encourage Agencies to set statistical objectives for gender balance and, in turn, improve all diversity reporting.
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