The 2023 YTVC conference was held from the 26th to the 28th of April 2023 at Bond University Campus on the Gold Coast Queensland. 

Argos, Queensland Police Service are hosting the 9th Youth, Technology & Virtual Communities (YTVC) Conference at the Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia from 19 to 21 August 2024.

With the theme ‘Prevent, Protect, Prosecute’ continuing with the focus topic ‘Technology: Risks and Opportunities’, this conference will provide attendees with the latest developments, strategies and challenges across all facets in the collaborative effort to fight crime against children.

The conference is aimed at practitioners in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, education, child protective services, social work, support agencies and therapy, who work directly with child victims of crime. During the conference, international and national presenters will explore the varied themes providing insight into the many aspects of child exploitation including:

  1. The development and adoption of best practice in the engagement, identification, and prosecution of child sex offenders
  2. Examine the typology and demographics of offenders in a worldwide context
  3. Explore international and national patterns and trends in offending behaviour
  4. Preventing sexual abuse by working with other law enforcement agencies, advocacy and support groups, government agencies and external stakeholders to educate and raise awareness of these horrendous crimes

“This conference is the most thought provoking event I have attended in my 28 years as a Police Officer. This conference reinforces and strengthens internal relationships with Argos and other LEA agencies”

“Friendly staff, very welcoming, well organised and helpful, welcome drinks were a great source of being able to network and meet course speakers and participants”

Mike PottsCustoms and Border Protection

“A fantastic conference, the best I have attended in 38 years in Law Enforcement”

“Dinner – Entertainment was fantastic, food superb, venue perfect”

  • Can non law enforcement attend?

    Practitioners in the fields of law enforcement, intelligence, prosecution, education, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, and therapists who work directly with child victims of crime are all welcome and encouraged to attend. However there may be some sessions closed to law enforcement officers only.

Bond University – Venue location