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 5:30PM - 8:30PM  Conference Welcome Function & ATCC Awards Presentations | MCG, Trade Exhibition Area


 8:00AM  Conference opening, Welcome to Country & Intro to Melbourne and the MCG

 8:45AM  Key Speaker 1 | Brian Kane | Professor of Arboriculture, University of Massachusetts

What is Arboricultural Biomechanics and Why Should I Care?

 9:20AM  Key speaker 2 | John Parker | CEO, UK Arboricultural Association
Abori-what? Raising awareness of the tree care profession

 10:50AM  Morning tea 

 10:45AM  Speaker | John Rantino | Maddocks Lawyers, Special Counsel

The role of the arborist in applying the planning scheme exemptions and enforcement

 11:30AM  Panel Discussion | John Rantino (Maddocks Lawyers), Cameron Ryder (C&R Ryder Consulting), Philip Martin

The needs of different individuals when dealing with all aspects of trees within a legal environment.  The panel will discuss looking at what the needs of a legal body (Court or tribunal), the representation of the individual through legal bodies or organisations and what an expert witness needs to present to suffice the legal body. 

 12:30PM  Lunch

 3:00PM  Afternoon Tea

 6:30PM  Gala Dinner & Awards | Members Lounge, MCG

ARB Stream

 2:15PM  Speaker | Kelly Hertzog | Urban Forest and Ecology

A decade of urban forestry in Melbourne: what’s working, what’s not and how we can fix it

 3:30PM  Speaker | John Parker, CEO, UK Arboricultural Association

The Challenge of improving standards in an unregulated sector

 4:15PM  Speaker | Alistair Merricks

Working at Height Association

 4:45PM  Day one close

UAAA Stream

 1:30PM  Speaker | Shawn Huff Regional Director, Asplundh 

How Creative Can We Be? 

 3:30PM  Speaker |  Ian Burgwin | General Manager, Regulatory Operations Energy Safe

Electric Line Clearance and Risk Based Regulation

 3:00PM  Afternoon tea 


ARB Stream

 8:45AM  Speaker | Brian Kane | Professor of Arboriculture, University of Massachusetts

How well do Arborists assess likelihood of tree failure due to stem decay?

 9:30AM  Speaker | David Ferrier | Treasuring our Trees

Treasuring Our Trees - Time to create change

 10:45AM  Speaker | Ken James - Research Consultant,

Ken James & Associates

Dynamic concepts of Trees’ Wind Resistance and Mass Damping

UAAA Stream

 8:45AM  Speaker | David Broadhurst | Co-founder & CEO, CodeSafe

Simplifying and Standardising our Arboriculture Industry

 9:30AM  Speaker | Shawn Huff Regional Director, Asplundh 

How Creative Can We Be? | Safety as a Legacy

 10:45AM  Speaker | Ali Jasper | Active Tree Services

Achieving tree canopy cover targets through modelling, systems and management

 11:30AM  Speaker | Simon Strauss | Active Green Services

Tree Risk Assessment – MIS501 2nd Edition

 10:15AM  Morning tea 

 12:30AM  Lunch & Official Conference Close

 1:00PM - 3:00PM  Optional Walking Tours / Tour of MCG

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