Sunday

06.00 – 08.30 Checkout and Breakfast (Novotel for all delegates)

08:45 – 08:50 Welcome from your MC

08:50 – 09:45 Grand Ballroom OPEN FORUM Q & A

09.50 – 10:45 Breakout Session 1 Choose your preferred

Grand Ballroom: Everything you need to know about social media. How to get started and practical solutions including a Q&A discussion. Stefan Delatovic (SES) and Martin Anderson (CFA) and Ryan Vanderhorst (Upwey CFA)

MEU (Bus) 30 max: Talking the Talk in the MEU. Combatting disaster with conversation. A Case Study from a community under siege. Travis Hearn, Alan Waters and Kayla Dwyer (CFA)**

Pepperberry: In the news – How to make the most of our contact with the media. Gerard Scholten (CFA)

Banksia/Ironbark: Ideas Exchange Workshop Share your knowledge and experiences on local networks, member engagement, diversity and communication. Ellisa Bourne (CFA) and Elena Gessler (SES)

10:45 – 11:05 Morning Tea

11:05 – 11:35 Breakout Session 2 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: Weather in Victoria – Patterns that influence floods, storms and fires. Kevin Parkyn (BOM)

Creswick: Community TEWT. Scenario based bushfire planning for the Moe South community. Jo Melton (CFA) and Rosie Sawyer (Moe South CFA)

Lindsay: Encouraging innovation. A case study of the Moggs Creek Community Preparedness Trailer. James Haley and Alexis Vorvis (CFA)

Pepperberry: The community itself is making Violet Town Safer. Robbie Rae (CFA) and Sue Sheldrick (SES) **

Banksia: Taking great photos for media and social media. You only need a smartphone. Stefan Delatovic and Kathryn Gould (SES)

Ironbark: Advanced Facebook – How to make a good page great? Take your Facebook page to the next level. Ryan Vanderhorst (Upwey CFA)**

11:40 – 12:10 Breakout Session 3 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: Engagement learning’s from the Hazelwood Mine fire. James Haley (CFA)

Creswick: The role of local farmers. Good farming practices that helped in recent fires and tips to better engage. David Webb Ware and Mark Potter (CFA)**

Lindsay: Smoke in the air or rain in the sky. Our most powerful engagement tools. Case studies from Eildon and Anglesea. Andrew Arnold (CFA) and Rayleigh Vandermost (SES)**

Pepperberry: The community itself is making Violet Town Safer. Robbie Rae (CFA) and Sue Sheldrick (SES) **

Banksia: Community Radio. Your brigade or unit’s portal to the community through war and peace. Alex Caughey (CFA) and Peter Rice (UGFM)**

Ironbark: Advanced Facebook – How to make a good page great? Take your Facebook page to the next level. Ryan Vanderhorst (Upwey CFA)**

12:10 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 13:15 Breakout Session 4 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: Science of participatory flood management: why when and how does it make sense? Brian Cook (University of Melbourne)

Creswick: The role of local farmers. Good farming practices that helped in recent fires and tips to better engage. David Webb Ware and Mark Potter (CFA)**

Lindsay: Smoke in the air or rain in the sky. Our most powerful engagement tool. Case studies from Eildon and Anglesea. Andrew Arnold (CFA) and Rayleigh Vandermost (SES)**

Pepperberry: Strengthening local connections – the SES and VicPol engagement project. Scot Walker, (Moorabbin SES)

Banksia: Community Radio. Your brigade or unit’s portal to the community through war and peace. Alex Caughey (CFA) and Peter Rice (UGFM)**

Ironbark: Maximising conversations with community members and what makes a great display. Tarryn Campbell (CFA)**

Hepburn: Creswick: Lindsay: Pepperberry: Banksia: Ironbark:

13:20 – 13:55 Agency or Regional Breakout

SES – Hepburn

CFA North East (Tammy Garrett and Darren Viney) – Creswick

CFA North West (Nicole McGill) – Lindsay

CFA West (Michael Boatman) – Pepperberry

CFA South East (Jude Kennedy) – Banksia

CFA South West (James Haley) – Ironbark

CFA Headquarters staff and other agency guests (Ray Fritz) Mobile Education Unit (Bus outside the Hepburn Foyer)

14:05 – 14:30

Grand Ballroom – Community Connections – Where to from here? Steve Warrington (CFA)

Announcement of Bragging Board winners and distribution of USBs.

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