Our conference program will be published as speakers are confirmed. In the meantime, please check the draft conference schedule below.

9.30 amBPAD Forum Registrations / Arrival Catering
10.00 amBPAD Forum – Welcome and introductions
FPAA Update
12.30 pmBPAD Lunch Break
1.30 pmBPAD Forum continues
3.30 pm BPAD Afternoon Tea Break
4.00 pmBPAD Forum continues
5.00 pmBPAD Forum Concludes
5.00pm – 7.00pmABBC2024 Conference Registration and Welcome Drinks – All conference delegates
#BushfireBuilding Conference Day 1 Program
8.30 amConference Registrations and Arrival Catering / Expo
9.00 amConference Opening

Welcome to Country
9.20 amWelcome Address
9.30 amKeynote Presentation
Steven Hawks, Senior Director for Wildfire at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety – IBHS
Virtual presentation
10.30 amPlatinum Sponsor Presentation
AWS Australia
10.45 amMorning Tea Break and Expo
11.15 amCultural Land Management
11.45 amThe Fires Next Time – Pain, Politics and Preparation
A/Prof Peter Christoff, The University of Melbourne
12.30 pmGold Sponsor Presentation
12.40 pmLunch Break and Expo
1.30 pmHow do we respond to climate change – Strategic Policy
Dr Simon Heemstra, NSW Rural Fire Service

2.00 pmCSIRO Projects Update
Justin Leonard
2.30 pmCan we use house loss patterns in the 2019/20 fire season to predict Wildland Urban Interface conflagrations
Assoc. Prof Owen Price, University of Wollongong
3.00 pmSession to be advised
3.30 pmAfternoon Tea Break and Expo
4.00 pmStandards Australia Update
Henrietta Tan, Standards Australia
4.15 pm FPAA Update
Maria Kornakova, Fire Protection Association of Australia
4.30 pmPanel discussion – From minimum compliance to best practice
Facilitated by Justin Leonard, CSIRO
5.30 pmEnd of Day 1
6.15 pmTransport to Conference Dinner
6.30 pm – 10.00pmNetworking Dinner

The Carrington Hotel
#Bushfire Building Conference Day 2 Progam
8.30 amArrival Catering and Expo
9.00 amWelcome Back
9.00 amFull scale burnover assessment of an above ground private bushfire shelter
Justin Leonard and Tony Balding

9.30 amSilver Sponsor Presentation
9.40 amMaintenance of Bushfire Protection Measures
Catherine Ryland
Defining design bushfire conditions for property protection using fire behaviour indices (FBI)
Lezette Garry
10.10 amDesigning, preserving and managing green space around Shelter in Place buildings for schools in Victoria whilst minimising risk from potential future bushfire events
Jennifer Johnson
Assessing the use of Fire Behaviour Indices and flame characteristics for design bushfires in Victoria
Alexander Glennon
10.40 amMorning Tea Break and Expo
11.10 amCommunity-led bushfire recovery model
Tony Hawkins and ABCD Inc
Architects’ Session
11.40 amAn innovative approach to bushfire planning, 10 years in the making
Andrew Sturgess
Session to be advised
12.10 pmSession to be advisedSession to be advised
12.40 pmLunch Break and Expo
1.20 pmPlanning system and the impacts of climate change on the environment and communities
Sue Higginson, NSW Legislative Council
1.50 pmPanel Discussion
2.30 pm21 Years On: Bushfire Protection Coming of Age in NSW and Australia
Dr Grahame Douglas
3.00 pmConference Close

* Conference program is subject to change. Check back regularly and follow us on LinkedIn for updates.

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