Showcase event postponed
The Bushfire CRC special event – ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ – has been postponed to early 2014. This major event to showcase the end of the Bushfire CRC was planned for late October 2013, but will now be held on a date to be determined after the summer bushfire season has concluded in 2014. It will be aligned with AFAC meetings where possible.
The Bushfire CRC apologises for any inconvenience this change of date may cause, but believes that the new date will be far more suitable for most people. Record numbers attended both the Research Forum and the annual conference last week in Melbourne; a fabulous show of support from the industry. It would be difficult to call on such support again for another event so soon.
Similarly, the Bushfire CRC sponsored CSIRO Bushfire Science Symposium is being held in mid-October and the Bushfire CRC Stakeholder Council AGM is in mid-November. With many projects still active, it was deemed premature to declare the end of the Bushfire CRC so early, with a full eight months remaining. Holding the Bushfire CRC showcase event in 2014 will allow for better discussion on completed research that is ready for use by all partners.
The Bushfire CRC anticipates the ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ event will be well attended by our partners and other interested parties. A longer lead time will enable a venue of appropriate size and comfort for two days of presentations and discussions to be sourced.
The ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ showcase will be a major final event for all Bushfire CRC partners and well worth attending. All partners will be kept informed of the date and venue via email and future newsletters.