FREE EVENT: Air Force Publishing Symposium – Canberra + book launch

Engage with history at the first Air Force Publishing Symposium

A passion for military history is the only credential you need to attend Air Force’s first ever History and Heritage Publishing Symposium, which is being held from 10 -12 July 2019 at UNSW Canberra.

Wing Commander David Fredericks, Air Force History Publishing Manager, says the Symposium offers attendees a unique opportunity to engage with the history and writing community.

“Through panel discussions, themed sessions and workshops we’ll explore different aspects of Air Force history, and gather feedback on areas of interest and future publishing opportunities,” Wing Commander Fredericks said.

“Attendees will also have the chance to learn practical skills from experts. Industry professionals from the Australian War Memorial, the National Library, the National Archives and the Australian Copyright Council will share tips on how to improve research skills and navigate copyright issues.

Michael Veitch, well-known comedian and author who has written extensively about WWII airmen will be speaking at the event and will share fascinating insights from his writing and research.”

Other Symposium highlights include a welcome address by Deputy Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull AM, and an overview of Air Force’s History and Heritage branch by its Director General, Air Commodore John Meier.

Historian Dr Tony Brady will launch his book Empire has an Answer, for which he was granted the Air Force Heritage Award Fellowship in 2014.

Delegates are invited to attend a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, which will honour Aircraftsman Francis Leo Baxendale, an Aircraft Fitter Mechanic who died during World War II.

With only 160 seats available, numbers are strictly limited. To register for the free event, visit: REGISTER HERE

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