3rd Annual Technology Safety Summit
Here at WESNET, we’re working towards a future where all women and children live free of domestic and family violence and its consequence. In the digital age, understanding how technology works, how to use it, and how to respond when it is misused to assert power and control is a powerful part of making women and their children safer.
WESNET is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Technology Safety Summit will take place 6-7 September 2018, at the RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Building on the success of our previous Summits, once again we will bring together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women. The program is available here.
The Annual Technology Safety Summit, is Australia’s only conference focussing on the intersection of technology and violence against women.
What can I expect?
The Technology Summit brings together speakers who are leading the world in understanding and navigating the intersection of domestic violence and sexual assault and technology. Presentations will include:
- How technology is used to harm victims – from social media and other online spaces to traditional technology such as location tracking and smartphone surveillance.
- How workers can help survivors strategise for safety without having to give up their technology.
- How digital evidence can be collected to hold perpetrators accountable.
- Current legislation on technology-facilitated abuse and protections available for victims.
- Emerging issues such as technology privacy and security and its bearing on survivors of violence against women.
Who should attend?
The TechSummit is for people interested in the intersection between technology and violence against women. Workshops and presentations will be applicable for:
- Front line workers and NGOs working with women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.
- Police investigating the misuse of technology to stalk, harass, and abuse victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
- Lawyers and other legal professionals representing clients experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.
- Policymakers, researchers, and technologists interested in the intersection of technology, privacy, security and violence against women.
Attendees will also gain the opportunity to engage and build relationships across relevant sectors, supporting knowledge sharing and collaboration to address technology-facilitated abuse.
We have sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit our sponsorship opportunities page or Contact us for more details.
We are pleased that Telstra is once again supporting the Summit as a Platinum Sponsor.
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