2020's SRA ANZ conference cancelled
Kia ora koutou - Hello everyone,
The SRA-ANZ Committee had started planning for a conference in Sydney in November based on the theme “Risk in a hyper‑connected world” to highlight all of the great work you do in these areas. However, following the increasing restrictions of movement within and between countries due to COVID-19, including the government here in Aotearoa New Zealand enforcing a full lockdown, the Committee has decided to cancel this year’s conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne for our conference in 2021.
Call for abstracts now closes on 13 September 2019
The Australasian Bayesian Network Modelling Society and the Society for Risk Analysis Australia New Zealand warmly invite you to submit abstracts for their combined annual meeting. This will be held in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington on 13-14 November 2019.
The theme of the meeting, risk and decision-making, reflects on the different aspects of risks that the individual societies have addressed in the past and plays on the conference location in Wellington, the capital of and centre of government for New Zealand. However, the conference will address more than governmental decision-making. It aims to bring together researchers, consultants, regulators, and policy-makers to discuss how different aspects of risk analysis underpin responsible decision-making. Weaving in Mātauranga Māori and other First Nation knowledge improves the culturally-appropriateness of these decisions.
Risks and their management are an integral part of our lives in the 21st century. Identifying and assessing risks and their uncertainties is paramount for organisations and governments (from local to international) to be able to incorporate these risks into policies and decision-making to protect people, the environment and the economy. The Scientific Programme includes various topic streams, spanning Natural Hazards under a Changing Climate, Biosecurity, Chemical Management, Organisations and Governance, and Health.
Please visit the conference website www.gns.cri.nz/risk-conf-2019 for further information and to submit an abstract by 31 August 2019.
SRA-ANZ 2019 Conference - Abstract Submissions Open
We invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations related to the Scientific programme. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words with titles up to 50 characters. They will be made available online as part of the conference programme and in a programme booklet.
The conference will feature two main presentation forms, talks and posters. We have a fabulous venue for the posters on the mezzanine floor of the Rutherford House building in central Wellington. The posters will be displayed for the whole duration of the conference. They are in the same area where food and beverages will be served during breaks to allow for lively interactions throughout the meeting. We also plan for an extended poster session on Wednesday with a cocktail reception.
Posters are a great way to present work in progress and get feedback on ideas. We particularly encourage students and anyone starting out on a new topic or technique within the topic sessions to summarise their ideas in a poster so that they can discuss with the experts and the field. We are also encouraging our longer-standing attendees and model practitioners to offer help as mentors. So consider this a wonderful opportunity to engage with each other.