Prof Mark Howden

Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University.

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Sarah Barker

Special Counsel in the Corporate Group at international law firm Minter Ellison.

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Mark Crosweller

Director General of Emergency Management Australia.

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Dr Hallie Eakin

Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University.

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Dr Kathleen McInnes

Senior researcher and leader of the Sea Level, Waves and Coastal Extremes group in CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere.

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Dr Hugh Hunt

Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration at Cambridge University.

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Dr David Wachenfeld

Chief Scientist at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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Prof Anthony Capon

Professor of Planetary Health at University of Sydney

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Craig Lapsley

Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner

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Travis Sydes

Coordinator of Natural Asset Management and Sustainability for the FNQROC

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Mark Leplastrier

Executive Manager, Natural Perils, IAG

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A complimentary pre-conference workshop is an opportunity for early career professionals to:

• discuss emerging issues in adaptation, to enrich attendees’ experience of the main conference
• understand emerging needs and opportunities for adaptation professionals
• network with peers and industry experts
• enjoy a soft opening to the conference to help navigate the main conference.

Note, attendees of the workshop will need to be registered for the conference and will be encouraged to present a poster.
You can register your interest in attending the day by emailing

More detail will be available shortly.