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Taking a new approach 

The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) is to hold its first ever virtual conference on September 23 and 24, 2020. The theme will be: New perspectives to our wicked problems? Leadership, trust, unity and competence.

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It's time to look for new perspectives to solve challenging problems. The EPS two-day conference will provide the chance for those in the resilience and emergency management field to explore novel approaches. Image: Galyna Puzyrna/123rf

The Society’s Chair, Jacqui Semple, says: “Each year we hold a conference over two days that brings together the leading experts in the field of resilience to speak to our members about the key issues affecting the profession.

“It is one of the key benefits our members enjoy. This year, in a time of unprecedented challenge for those working in resilience, we wanted to open up the chance to attend to all those working in, or studying, resilience in a spirit of learning, sharing and enhancing knowledge and practice.”

The conference, organised in partnership with the University of Manchester, is free to attend and is also open to non-members for the first time.

“Over the course of two days, people can attend individual sessions of interest and to fit in with their own schedules and we look forward to welcoming them. I know that everyone who attends will find of interest and of professional benefit. We look forward to welcoming our colleagues across resilience, emergency planning and disaster management to the event,” Semple adds.

Members of the EPS will receive a full programme, an invitation and joining details via email.

Non-members who wish to attend should email to receive joining details and a full programme.

Full details of speakers and the schedule can be viewed here

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