Join the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe NZ as we co-host Online Safety on the Edge, on 1 – 3 November at the Hilton, Sydney.

Looking beyond the current strategies addressing online harm, this three day event – kicking off with a jam-packed workshop day, followed by two epic conference days – will explore the latest experiences, research and global perspectives in online harm and resilience. The conference will also cast a forward lens on future developments and approaches that will put us ahead of the technology curve.



  • Antigone Davis

    Head of Global Safety, Facebook

    Head of Global Safety at Facebook, where she works with internal teams at Facebook and with external safety organisations and government bodies to ensure that Facebook remains a leader in online safety and that stakeholders understand the steps Facebook takes to promote safety online.

  • Daniel Kardefelt Winther

    Research coordinator, UNICEF Office of Research

    Daniel holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and a post-doc at Karolinska Institutet. He works at UNICEF's Office of Research where he coordinates a global research project on children & digital technology. Data has been collected from nearly 10,000 children and 5,000 parents across 4 continents.

  • David Wright

    Director UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL

    David has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police and social work, as well as Government, Local Child protection authorities and school inspectorates.

  • Dr Ranjana Kumari

    Director, Centre for Social Research and President, WomenPowerConnect

    A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. Dr. Kumari has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region, and is also a prolific writer of many well-known publications.

  • Justin Patchin

    Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the United States. Since 2002 he has been exploring the intersection of teens and technology, with particular focus on cyberbullying, social networking, and sexting.

  • Marsali Hancock

    Executive Director, DQ Institute

    As a nonprofit executive, Marsali Hancock has twenty years of experience working with leading national and international policy leaders, top-ranked Fortune 50 companies like Google, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Target, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, and Dell, along with highly respected organisations, maximising technology uses to improve the quality of life, education, and economic opportunities.

  • Tessy Ojo

    Chief Executive of the Diana Award

    Tessy is a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for ‘fostering positive change in the lives of young people’ and the impact it has on communities around them.

  • Will Gardner

    CEO of Childnet International

    Will Gardner is the CEO of Childnet International. Will joined Childnet in 2000, and was appointed CEO in 2009. He is an Executive Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety also sits on Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board. In his time at Childnet Will has led the development of Childnet’s range of award-winning internet safety materials aimed at children, parents and carers, and teachers and schools. Will lives in London with his wife and their 5 children.

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Hilton Hotel, 488 George St, Sydney

Hilton Sydney is superbly located right in the heart of the city, with magnificent views and convenient access to any location in the CBD. Accommodation is available in house or close by for delegates travelling interstate.

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Epic Days

Kicking off with a jam-packed workshop day, followed by two solid conference days full of thought-provoking keynotes and panels with industry leaders, academics and experts from around the globe.

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