Social Media in Times of Crisis – Eidos Symposium

4 April 2013, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

How a ‘whole of community’ approach to using social in times of crisis increases its effectiveness

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki shared how proactively involving the ‘whole of community’: government, business, NGOs, schools, hospitals, community groups, media and the public, in using social media in times of crisis can greatly increase its effectiveness. Showcasing New York City’s social media response to Hurricane Sandy and drawing on examples from this year’s Queensland floods and Victoria bushfires we  demonstrate how engaging with the community as ‘partners’ in the emergency response, utilising social media for two way communication, amplification, collaboration and integration can powerfully assist communities to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster.

Emergency 2.0 Wiki Worldwide Launch

8 December 2011, Microsoft, Brisbane, Australia

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki was officially launched at a Gov2qld Event to celebrate gov2.0 initiatives in the state. This video provides a walkthrough of the Wiki, its features and how you can use it.
Webcasting and filming courtesy of: JPL Media:  JPL Media and GigTV.

Emergency 2.0 Wiki – Launching the Vision

10 March 2011, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

See the first presentation launching the vision for the Emergency 2.0 Wiki… to empower the community with the knowledge to use social media and web2.0 in emergencies. Hear how this new collaborative model will enable sharing and advancing knowledge on using web2.0 for emergency management. This presentation outlines the key drivers for the project and covers the “who”, “what”, “where”, “when”, “why” and “how”.

Event: Gov 2.0 QLD  Crisis Communications Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Southbank, Queensland, Australia

Workshop Topic: Shared learnings from Queensland’s floods and cyclone disasters, featuring Queensland Police Service, Ergon Energy, Volunteering Queensland, FloodAid and The full workshop can be viewed on YouTube.

Video supplied courtesy of Reading Room



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