Australian Bushfire Building Conference

Building Partnerships for change

14 - 16 September 2022

FAIRMONT RESORT & SPA BLUE MOUNTAINS, LEURA NSW

REGISTER NOW FOR AUSTRALIA'S ONLY NATIONAL BUSHFIRE BUILDING EVENT

Now in its eighth year, the Australian Bushfire Building Conference is the only event of its type for professionals involved in the planning, designing, building, landscaping, consulting, regulating, and certification of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

We are extremely excited to be holding the conference in person this year, after two years of virtual events.

The conference is held at the Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains from 14 – 16 September 2022.

The theme in 2022 is “Building Partnerships for Change

 

REGISTRATION PRICING

EARLY BIRD RATES

2-Day Conference including Networking Dinner: $605 

2-Day Conference (excl Networking Dinner): $495 

Virtual Attendance only: $275

Optional pre-conference Planetary Health Field Trip: $99

Optional FPAA BPAD Forum (in-person or virtual): $220

Early bird registration is available until 31 July 2022.

 

FULL RATES

From 1 August 2022

2-Day Conference including Networking Dinner: $735

2-Day Conference (excl Networking Dinner): $605 

Virtual Attendance only: $275

Optional pre-conference Planetary Health Field Trip: $120

Optional FPAA BPAD Forum (in-person or virtual): $275

*Prices are GST inclusive.

Program

View the Conference Program

Overview

About the Conference

Hybrid Event

What is a hybrid conference?

$605
2-Day Conference + Networking Dinner
  • Early bird Rate
  • 15 - 16 September 2022- Conference
  • Networking Dinner

  • GST inclusive

$495
2-Day Conference (excluding Dinner)
  • Early bird Rate
  • 15 - 16 September 2022 - Conference Only
  • Excludes Networking Dinner

  • GST inclusive

$275
Virtual Attendance only
  • Virtual Registration
  • via OnAIR virtual conference portal
  • 15 - 16 September 2022 - Conference Only

  • GST inclusive

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I need to cancel due to COVID?

Our Cancellation Policy is as follows:

Virtual Event Registrations:

  • Can be cancelled by 31 August 2022 without penalty
  • After 31 August 2022 20% administration fee applies ($55)

In-Person Event Registrations:

If switching to the virtual event, we’ll fully refund the difference between the Live and Virtual event costs if cancelled before 31 August 2022 Cancellations after this time will be accepted on a case-by-case basis and we’ll endeavour to refund the full difference if it’s due to new COVID related restrictions within that time frame.

If you need to cancel the Live event registration and can’t attend the Virtual event:

  • Can be cancelled by 31 August 2022 without penalty
  • After 31 August 2022 50% cancellation fee applies (based on purchased registration fee)

I'm a virtual attendee, when and how can I access the OnAIR Virtual Portal?

The OnAIR virtual conference portal is a browser based application. A link to the portal website will be available on the home page of the conference website a few days prior to the conference.

Registered delegates will receive their login details and a link to the virtual conference portal on Monday, 12 September 2022. To login you’ll need the e-mail address you have registered with and a PIN number.

The virtual conference portal is best viewed on a PC/Laptop or Mac. It is not suitable for smart phones.

Check that your browser’s settings are correct here.

What technology do I need to attend the virtually?

The online aspect of the Conference will be delivered in a web browser environment. You will be required to log into the online event on a PC, laptop or Mac. The virtual portal is not suitable for smart phones.

The OnAIR conference portal is optimised for the Chrome browser. (Internet Explorer will not work with the OnAIR conference portal)

A webcam and microphone is required.

Check that your browser’s settings are correct here.

Can I access the conference session recordings after the event?

Yes, the virtual conference portal will be open to all registered attendees after the event.

All conference session are recorded and live streamed via the OnAIR portal during the conference. Within 4 – 5 days after the conference, all session recordings will be uploaded and available for registered delegates until 31 December 2022. (An extension to this date is possible.)

How will I get CPD points for attending the virtual event?

After the conference date, all registered delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance if they have attended the conference in-person at the venue or have logged into the conference portal and attended the sessions virtually.

During the virtual conference, a session is considered attended if you join/enter within the first 5 minutes of the starting time and stay in the session till the end (or leave within the last 5 minutes of the session). 

If you are viewing the sessions at a later date, a Certificate of Attendance is provided for the sessions that have been viewed in full. Please advise Agnes Zalan on agnes@bmconferences.com.au when you have finished viewing all the sessions.

How many CPD points can I get? (Virtual and in-person attendance)

The following organisations will provide CPD points:

  • AIBS – Australian Institute of Building Surveyors 
  • BDAA – Building Designers Association of Australia
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia
  • Panning Institute of Australia

You can also use your Certificate of Attendance at other organisations and associations to claim Continuing Professional Development points.

FPAA will provide 5 CPD hours for attending the BPAD Forum on 14 September 2022. 

The number of CPD points offered for the conference will be confirmed once the program is finalised.

When will the program and speakers be announced?

We will be updating the program scheduled on the website as speakers are confirmed. Check back regularly to see the draft conference program here: Conference Program

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2022 Conference Sponsors & Partners

Major Partner

Platinum Sponsor

tba firefly

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Conference or for media enquiries, please contact Agnes Zalan, Blue Mountains Events & Conferences

on 0418 147 831 or email agnes@bmconferences.com.au.