FMA Conference Update!
9th April 2020
Keep Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May open for the digital FMA Conference!
The FMA Conference has been held annually for over 50 years and is the most respected flood risk management event held in Australia. This year the Conference has been challenged by the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. FMA believes that even in the most challenging times supporting its Members’ professional learnings is vital, and we’ve found a way to adapt our event to suit most circumstances.
The FMA National Conference will be convened online on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May, and will still keep the theme “A Flood Resilient Australia: transforming vision into action.”
Much of the event content will remain as outlined in the preliminary program that was circulated in the lead-up to our scheduled in-person Conference in Toowoomba. This is only possible due to the cooperation and support of our scheduled presenters, who will either be pre-recording their presentations, or setting aside time to speak to you through a live webinar with interactive Q&A time.
This event is for anyone interested in making our communities more flood safe, and will bring together a range of professionals, from regional communities to urban hubs, with interests in floodplain risk management. The blessing of this format is that it opens the door for many to attend that may not have been able to in the past due to limits on travel, budget or time.
The content will be beneficial for Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research organisations and education providers as well as consultants, engineers, land-use planners, emergency responders and community volunteer organisations.
We will be sending out information on how to register and further program details next week, but here are the key things you need to know right now:
What: 2020 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference
When: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st May, 2020
Cost: Varies, depending on your Membership and user requirements...
FMA Full, Corporate and Professional Members $100 for one login (user)
FMA Full, Corporate and Professional Members $200 for up to six logins (users)
FMA Individual and Student Members $50 for one login (user)
Non Members $200 for one login (user)
Non Members $300 for up to six logins (users)
Presenters FREE login (no charge).
We will not be running the Pre-Conference Workshops this year, but will bring those back along with all other regular Conference offerings at our Sydney event in 2021.