The complete conference program has been announced for the 2017 Safe Cities Conference. For this year's event, keynote speakers have been chosen from a diverse range of backgrounds - from urban design to criminology and cyber risk management.

To be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Wednesday 12 July, the conference - now in its third year - continues to focus on community and public safety, and will equip delegates with the knowledge needed to improve security, safety and quality of life for communities through urban design, crime prevention measures, social investment and digital intelligence.

The one-day Safe Cities Conference will be preceded by the two-day Making Cities Liveable Conference (10-11 July). The three-day feature program will provide delegates with an opportunity to attend both conferences and listen to over 90 speakers.

The confirmed keynote speakers for the 2017 program are:

  • Dr Garner Clancey, senior lecturer in criminology at Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Brian Lovell, director of the Advanced Surveillance Group, School of ITEE, The University of Queensland
  • Anthony Morgan, research manager for crime prevention and evaluation research at the Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Professor John Toumbourou, CEO of Communities That Care
  • Wayne Tufek, director of Cyber Risk

Topics to be discussed at the Safe Cities Conference include urban safety, public safety and security, the role of local governments in ensuring community safety, digital intelligence, the reality versus perception of safety, promoting safety and reducing crime within our communities, and crime and violence prevention.

Everyone from architects to urban designers to city governance personnel and security professionals - among many other professions - are being encouraged to attend.

Early bird registrations close on 29 May.