The Institute participated in the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) “Breaking Down The Barriers” conference in the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, on 22-24 August 2017.
The conference brought together intelligence professionals from around Australia, and provided the opportunity for networking, sharing innovations and trends in the national intelligence fields.
The conference program featured a series of workshops and sessions incorporated under the three subthemes (Innovative Practices, Effective Engagement and Technological Enablement), and included a trade exhibition.
Associate Professor Roberta Julian is the Tasmanian regional representative for AIPIO, and was part of the organising committee for the conference in Hobart. At the conference she gave a presentation on ‘Exploring law enforcement and public health as a collective impact initiative: lessons learned from Tasmania as a case study’.
Dr Steven Curnin also participated and his presentation was on ‘Multi-agency collaboration in disasters: building trust swiftly’. Dr Curnin is a Researcher with TILES and is currently part of a team at the Australian Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
The AIPIO was established in 1991, and is the peak representative body for intelligence practitioners in Australia. The AIPIO goal is to advance the professionalisation of intelligence in Australia.
The conference was AIPIO’s second event in Tasmania this year. In April, AIPIO and TILES presented a seminar on What is Contemporary Intelligence Practice? AIPIO in Tasmania.
Image L-R: Gill Wilson (Vice-President, AIPIO), Assoc Prof Roberta Julian and Dr Phillip Kowalick (President of AIPIO).