Aelert Conference
About the Conference

BrisbaneThe next biennial AELERT Conference will be held in beautiful Brisbane in October 2015, with the theme “Focus on the future: Innovative approaches to environmental regulation”. The conference will showcase the best examples of innovative solutions to real-world problems and leading practice in environmental regulation from around the region and around the world.

Jump on board by registering today!

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Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Dates: Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 October 2015
For those arriving in Brisbane early, there will be an optional Welcome Reception on Tuesday 27 October 2015.

Thanks to the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for hosting the 2015 AELERT Conference.

Latest Conference News
Keynote announcement: Cynthia Giles, US EPA

CynthiaGiles head shotWe’re excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for the 2015 AELERT Conference: Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Assistant Administrator Giles leads the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at US EPA, whose role is to enforce environmental laws and advance environmental justice. Cynthia is passionate about moving compliance programs into the 21st Century, and has gained a wealth of experience while heading up the EPA’s Next Generation Compliance program.

Stay tuned as we continue to announce more wonderful speakers!

Call for Abstracts open

abstract-591414_1280The 2015 conference is dedicated to providing regulators with the opportunity to share stories, successes and learnings. Make sure you’re represented by submitting an abstract! Abstracts will be categorised according to the conference streams:

Stories from the field
This stream is to showcase new approaches, new technologies or new techniques that are outside the box. Do you have any case studies of the activities you undertake as a regulator that showcase a great or innovative enforcement, compliance or incident response? Have you achieved better outcomes or learnt lessons through being innovative?

New theory into future practice
This stream is about new ideas and innovations in regulatory practice or theory, including how regulators will meet the challenges of the future and engage with our changing society.

Building the regulator of the future
This stream is about how a regulator has innovated in its approach to training, capability development, organisational capacity, partnerships, co-regulation, community relations; or stakeholder engagement. How has your organisation recognised a challenge and met it through innovation and a commitment to continual improvement?

More details, including the judging criteria, can be found on the Call for Abstracts page.

Conference Registrations Open!


AELERT and the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection are pleased to announce that registrations for the 2015 AELERT Conference have officially opened.

Early bird prices for full registration start from just $795, including tickets to the welcome reception and conference dinner. The conference will boast international speakers and plenty of opportunities to share knowledge and expertise. Plus it will be a lot of fun!

It only comes around once every two-years, so make sure you don’t miss out by registering now!