Safe Cities Conference 2018

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A Collaborative Approach: Designing and Improving Safety is the theme for the 2018 Safe Cities Conference being held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park on Wednesday 18 July.  Connecting a city through safe neighbourhoods involves collaboration between local government, local businesses and the community.  This one day conference will discuss crime prevention, public area safety, person oriented city design and reveal the latest research, new initiatives and long term strategies on how to keep our cities safe.

Be part of the discussion along with others working in community development and safety professionals, architects, town planners, place makers and planning professionals, safety and security industry professionals, academics & researchers, private sector security professionals, councils, law enforcement.

This conference follows the two day 11th Liveable Cities Conference.

Conference Information

Confirmed Keynotes

  • Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes, Deputy Director for the Centre for Social and Population Research, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
  • Ms Erika Owens, CEO, Crime Stoppers Victoria
  • Mr Neil Fergus, Chief Executive, Intelligent Risks

Invited Keynotes

  • Professor Kees Dorst, Centre Director, Designing out Crime, University of Technology Sydney

Conference Topics

  • Public area safety
  • Leadership & Collaboration
  • Safe neighbourhoods
  • Connecting a city
  • Evidence-based research

Important Dates

Abstracts open: November 2017
Abstracts close: Friday 6 April 2018
Notification to authors: Monday 23 April 2018
Author acceptances: Friday 4 May 2018
Draft program available: Monday 14 May 2018
Presentation amendments: Friday 15 May 2018
Presenter registration and payment: Friday 25 May 2018
Full papers for peer review: Friday 1 June 2018
Full paper for non-peer review: Friday 6 July 2018
Early bird registrations close: Friday 1 June 2018

Who should attend

Our diverse audience includes:

  • Local and State Government
  • Town Planners, Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers
  • CCTV, Technology, Security, Communications
  • University, Researchers, Academics
  • Emergency Services, Crime Stoppers, Law enforcement agencies
  • Community Groups, youth services, women services

3 Days 2 conferences

11th Liveable Cities Conference - Safe Cities Conference

11th Liveable Cities Conference

The 11th Liveable Cities Conference will be held 16 and 17 July 2018 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The conference will continue to explore the liveability of our metropolitan and regional urban centres with an emphasis on who is leading the renewal, the importance of collaboration and co-design and what aspects are important to implement strategies that result in sustainable economic, social and environmental successes.

Discount Registration for Safe Cities when also attending the 11th Liveable Cities Conference

Register for the 11th Liveable Cities Conference and receive a discounted registration rate for the Safe Cities Conference. Registration should be made through the 11th Liveable Cities website. Do not register for each conference separately (discounts will not be allocated).

Venue & Accommodation

Pullman Melbourne on the Park stands on the threshold of Melbourne’s business, dining, sports and cultural precincts. This 419-room landmark hotel, built on the site of the 1887 Cliveden Mansion alongside Fitzroy Gardens, adds a dash of history to its thoroughly contemporary style.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do abstract submissions close?

Abstract submissions close on Friday 6 April 2018, so submit now before this opportunity closes!

When do early bird registrations close?

We are offering early bird registrations until Friday 1 June 2018.

Can I make a group registration

Yes! Choose the group reservation link on the registration page to secure your registrations and applicable discounts.

I want to attend the 11th Liveable Cities Conference. How do I secure the discounted registration rate?

For those that wish to attend both conference conveniently held back to back, a $205 discount if offered on the Safe Cities Conference Registration. Simply complete your registration for both events via the 11th Liveable Cities Conference...

Conference Highlights 2017

The 2017 Safe Cities Conference was held in Brisbane on the 12 July and featured a variety of keynote and concurrent presenters who shared their expertise on managing safety and security within our vibrant communities.

The program was designed around the theme of community and public safety. Topics such as digital safety and security, crime prevention and the design of safe neighbourhoods were discussed, and new ideas emerged.

We would like to thank all our speakers, partners and delegates who participated in the event.

2017 Featured Speakers

Garner Clancey

Senior Lecturer (Criminology), Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney Dr Garner Clancey is

Geoff Dean

Director of International Programs for Policing, Security & Terrorism Studies, Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI),

Brian Lovell

Director, Advanced Surveillance Group, School of ITEE, UQ Professor Lovell is Director of the

Anthony Morgan

Research Manager for Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research, Australian Institute of Criminology Anthony Morgan

Professor John Toumbourou

CEO, Communities That Care Professor Toumbourou is the Chair in Health Psychology within the

Wayne Tufek

Director, Cyber Risk Wayne Tufek is currently a Director of CyberRisk. His career spans

2017 Conference Partners