This online emergency management conference is a world-first that looks at the considerations for animals and brings together leading emergency experts in this field. 

Organised by Animal Evac New Zealand, the conference will connect leading animal emergency and disaster researchers with practitioners and fellow academics. The online format offers a staggered series of free-to-view, online and recorded webinars. The interactive presentations offer convenient time zones for those presenting and viewing.

Animal Evac New Zealand has partnered with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience to publish a special edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management during 2021.

Presentations will be considered for publishing in the special edition on animal emergency management.


  • Abstract submissions close: 21 December 2020.
  • Notification of acceptance: 31 December 2020.
  • Proceeding paper submission deadline: 7 February 2021.
  • Online conference opens: 15 February 2021.
  • Online conference closes: 25 February 2021.
  • Presentation videos released: 1 April 2021.
  • AJEM special edition published: July 2021 (approximately).


Free to present, attend and access videos and proceedings. Recordings of the presentations will be made available on conference web page by mid 2021.

Conference Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Steve Glassey (AU/NZ), Chair
  • Assoc. Prof. Mel Taylor (AU)
  • Ms. Christine Belcher (AU)
  • Mr. Gerardo Huertas (CR)

Conference Organiser/Host Organisation