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Workshops + Field Trips

Canberra, Australia

Registering for workshops and field trips

Registrations for the main conference days have sold out.  However, a few places remain for workshops and field trips.

If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a workshop or field trip to your conference registration, you may do so by returning to your Currinda profile using the link in your confirmation email.  Workshops and field trips are optional extras at the prices listed below. 

Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday 15 April 2024 at various locations and times in the metropolitan Canberra area.


Workshop 1: Exploring the state of the science of ember transport and impacts

Sponsored and presented by UNSW

9AM – 4PM (Full day workshop)

Location:  National Press Club – 16 National Circuit, Barton, ACT

Morning tea and lunch provided.

This workshop will bring together researchers and interested end-users to communicate recent advances in modelling embers at the wildland-urban interface, and to discuss emerging state-of-the-art ember research including new avenues of inquiry.

$55 per person

Workshop 2: The future of fire-weather intelligence


Presented by Bureau of Meteorology

11AM – 5PM

Location:  Hotel Kurrajong Canberra, 8 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Working lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Participants will develop a ~10+ year strategy for the national fire weather intelligence capability that:
  • Will be required to predict and respond to future events in novel climate regimes
  • Maximises the opportunities presented by current and emerging technologies
  • Recognises that skilled practitioners and teams are integral to emergency management
  • Aims to ensure that community needs for accurate targeted messaging are met.

$55 per person

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Field Trips

Field trips will be held on Friday 19 April 2024 with buses leaving from and returning to the Realm Hotel.

Field Trip 1: CSIRO National Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory Tour and Demonstration Burn

Presented by CSIRO

9.00AM – 12.30PM (Half day field trip)

Transport from the Realm Hotel and morning tea provided.

Location:  CSIRO National Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory

The CSIRO National Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory is home to its Pyrotron and its 11 metre-tall vertical wind tunnel.

$110 per person

Field Trip 2: Prescribed burning tour of the ACT


Presented by ACT Parks and Conservation Service

9AM – 3PM (Full day field trip)

Transport from the Realm Hotel, morning tea and lunch provided.

Description coming soon.  Locations TBC.

$140 per person

Participant numbers for workshops and field trips are limited.

The conference reserves the right to cancel any workshop or field trip that does not reach its minimum number of participants.

Workshop and field trip titles, descriptions, times and locations are subject to change.