Friday, September 30th, 2011
Facebook’s Communications & Public Policy lead for Australia, Mia Garlick, has been announced as a keynote speaker at the first iSAFENow Conference, to be held in Adelaide on November 18.

The one-day conference will address the growing problems of workplace cyber bullying and corporate brand assassination.

Ms Garlick, a lawyer and former Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy at Department of Broadband, Communications & Digital Economy and Product Counsel at Google, joins leading thinkers, strategists and online law enforcement specialists at the conference, which will discuss legal and corporate concerns in the ‘parallel universe’ of social media.

Also on the program are:
  • Superintendent Doug Witschi, who heads up high tech crime operations for the Australian Federal Police;
  • Detective Superintendent Jim Jeffery, Officer in Charge of the Commercial & Electronic Crime Branch, SAPOL
  • Dave Heysen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of

iSAFENow founder and CEO Yvonne Rice says that the goal of the conference is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge among specialists who work at the heart of the internet.

“The issues of scamming and cyber bullying are on the rise,” Ms Rice said. “We have brought together a range of specialists to share good practice and address the issues associated with this global environment.

“We will discuss the psychology of communicating in a 2-dimensional medium and the stark fact that ‘what happens on tour no longer stays on tour’ but is all over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.”

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The one-day iSAFENow Conference will gather thought leaders, law enforcement specialists and social media experts to share ideas, tactics and objectives for corporate and government use of social media.
  • How the electronic medium affects you and your organisation, whether or not you participate
  • What you as a leader in your field or organisation can do to help prevent peer-to-peer cyber bullying and how it will affect you if you don’t
  • The role of law enforcement and government in assisting businesses to educate employees on the impact of online communication
Who should attend?
  • Policy leaders in Governments and Law Enforcement Agencies
  • CEOs who need to know and understand the new electronic media
  • Public Relations and all Communication professionals
The conference will be held at the Sebel Playford Hotel North Tce, Adelaide on November 18.

To secure your media pass, please contact Don Moir: [email protected] or call mobile 0409 808 000.

More speakers to be announced at

To book your seat for this ground-breaking conference:
Don Moir, iSAFENow
P: 0409 808 000


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