IFE Australia 2021 Annual National Conference | International Convention Centre, Sydney | 5 – 8 October

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IFE Australia 2021 Annual National Conference | International Convention Centre, Sydney | 5 – 8 October

 

Dear Members and Colleagues of IFE Australia,

As you may be aware, the AFAC21 Conference Committee has made the decision to postpone the upcoming AFAC21 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference, given the current situation in Sydney and restrictions on interstate travel. As a result, the IFE21 Conference will also be postponed.

We are pleased to advise that the event will now take place on 5–8 October 2021 at the ICC in Sydney.
 
Our priority is to bring our fire and emergency service community together in a safe environment to experience all that AFAC21/IFE21 has to offer.

Moving to October gives us the best opportunity to make that happen. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in October.

There will be no changes to the original program. The full program will be mirrored across the new dates over the four days. All sessions of IFE21 (apart from the field trip) will attract CPD points.
 
The conference events runs from the 5th to 8th of October and is being held at the fantastic Sydney International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.

As with 2019, the conference will be held in conjunction with AFAC21 and the Hanover Fairs Exhibition, the largest fire and emergency exhibition in the southern hemisphere, so an IFE21 pass will grant you access to the IFE stream of presenters as well as the AFAC21 streams.

The conference agenda can be viewed on the website which is also where you can complete your registrations.

Please note that CPD points are only available if you register for, and attend the IFE Conference stream. 

 

IFE21 Conference – 6 & 7 October 2021

The IFE21 Conference will be held on Days 2 (6 October) & 3 (7 October). Please visit the conference website to view the full program and register. You may click on Stream 5-IFE Australia Conference to view the IFE conference program. Please note that all conference streams start with the plenary keynotes and are then run as separate streams after the morning tea and poster sessions. 

Please note that CPD points are only available if you register for, and attend the IFE Conference stream.

 

IFE21 Professional Development Program – 8 October 2021

 

 

The Professional Development Program (PDP) will be held on Day 4 (8 October). This year the IFE is hosting The University of Queensland to present on “Fundamentals of the response of timber buildings to fire – from theory to application”.

Presenters from The University of Queensland include:

Dr Juan P. Hidalgo

Dr David Lange

Dr Felix Wiesner

Dr Cristian Maluk

The PDP is a full day program at a cost of $250 and will need to be booked in addition to the conference passes. This is an option on the booking system while processing your registration.

Spaces are strictly limited so get in early to not to miss out!

View the PDP Agenda

To register please visit www.afacconference.com.au/register

 

IFE21 Field Trip – 5 October 2021

On Day 1 (5 October) the IFE will be conducting a field trip to the Fire & Rescue NSW new Emergency Services Academy. Here you will see demonstrations in the firefighting practical learning environment including a unique cladding wall fire training prop as well as the latest simulation firefighting training systems.
 
A bus will depart at 8:00am sharp from, and return attendees by 1.00pm for the official conference opening to, the Sydney International Convention Centre.

This field trip is being run independently of the IFE21/AFAC21 conference so it will need to be booked directly by contacting the IFE at events@ife.org.au. Spaces are limited, therefore it will be booked on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis.
 
The charge is $50.00 which is intended to cover costs with any residual funds being donated to the Westmead Children’s Hospital Burns unit.