2023 Theme: DISRUPTION

The Queensland Police Service invites you to attend the Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference.

26-28 April 2023 on the Gold Coast, Australia

The computer facilitated exploitation of children continues to present an ongoing whole of community challenge to keep children safe.  “Prevent, Protect, Prosecute” is the theme of the conference, which this year focuses on ‘Disruption’.  This event will offer attendees with the latest developments, strategies and solutions in collaboratively combatting these crimes against children.  The event will also highlight early intervention for offending behaviour, focusing on preventative and supportive processes adopted by agencies across Australia and internationally.

The conference hosted by Argos, Crime and Intelligence Command, targets an audience of law enforcement practitioners, prosecutions, child protection workers, social workers, and child advocacy groups working directly or indirectly with child victims of crime. 

National and international speakers will present on a number of themes exploring aspects of child exploitation and offender behaviours including:

Research and trends with regards to child exploitation offending;
Prevention and disruption strategies targeting technology facilitated crimes against children;
Prosecution of child sex offenders;
The impacts of social media relating to victim and offender psychology; and
Non-government agencies and industry perspectives on computer facilitated child exploitation.

There will be concurrent sessions providing conference attendees with the opportunity to select topics of specific interest.  Networking events are planned to ensure collaboration and discussion, the fostering of relationships and to identify best practice in this area of concern.

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    “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”

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

    – (Mike Potts – Customs and Border Protection)