31 October - 01 November, 2019 | Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW

Conference Day One: Thursday, 31st October 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

Khoa Do, Associate Professor, Fellow of the Curtin Academy (Executive Member) at Curtin University

Khoa Do

Associate Professor, Fellow of the Curtin Academy (Executive Member)
Curtin University

9:10 am - 9:50 am CASE STUDY: Graduate Employability: Developing Graduate Capabilities of Students through Curriculum Transformation

Changing educational mindsets of teachers is an essential aspect in the future transformation of universities. This case study focuses on empowering graduates for future employment through the embedding and assessment of graduate capabilities across all undergraduate curriculum. Taylor’s University is ranked number 4 globally for Graduate Employment Rate as part of the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. It has implemented strategies that directly address the importance of professional development of staff and students to create an educational ecosystem based on core values of our educational approach.

In this session:
  • Developing an ecosystem of programme and module transformation across all undergraduate programmes
  • Demonstrating assessment models that have enhanced the measurement of graduate capabilities
  • Developing change management strategies to accommodate changes in pedagogical approaches, learning spaces,  blended and online learning
  • Implementing professional development strategies to encourage academics to embrace change

Speaker:
Professor Dr. Michael James, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University

Professor Dr. Michael James

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Taylor’s University

9:50 am - 10:20 am Thought Leadership Session

10:20 am - 10:50 am Speed Networking Session

An effective structured interactive session designed to help expand your network through one-to-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 am - 12:00 pm Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement on Large Scale Projects Through Effective Communication

Bates Smart Director, Kellie Payne, challenges us to use precision engagement with stakeholders to deliver vision in the proof-heavy university environment.
Universities have a wide cross section of stakeholders that all have a role to play in the design and end use of a building. As the focus for design moves away from the ‘iconic’ and towards experience-based, commercially viable outcomes, the breadth and depth of this engagement can only increase.
So how can this be managed without delaying or endangering the vision for a project?  
In this session Kellie Payne outlines a strategy for driving smarter engagement–with less meetings and more outcomes.

In this session:
  • Efficiently intertwining briefing, engagement and the design process
  • Building a scalable engagement strategy instead of an ad hoc chain reaction 
  • Engage early and get buy-in – engage late and get critics
  • How to engage with those you never meet but are critical to approvals

Speaker: 
Kellie Payne, Director at Bates Smart

Kellie Payne

Director
Bates Smart

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Implementing a Governance Framework That Meets the Objectives of a Smart Campus Master Plan

The development of a smart campus master plan requires effective stakeholder engagement but creating a strategy to most effectively utilise this plan is just as important. The objectives need to be clear and the processes in place need to match these objectives to deliver on the plan’s actions. Viv Straw, will outline the importance of project governance during the development of a smart campus.

In this session:
  • Outline the involvement of stakeholders once a master plan has been created to determine a governance framework: becomes, the importance of keeping stakeholders engaged
  • Explaining that master plans shouldn’t be too prescriptive to allow flexibility: prescription versus flexibility
  • Understanding the objectives of a master plan to achieve the best results upon delivery: keeping the end in mind while putting first things first
  • Identifying the value of a smart campus master plan to ensure your university is growing in a strategic direction: the value of a smart campus masterplan

Speaker:
Vivian Straw, Manager Environment and Planning at Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Research Fellow at The University of Canberra

Vivian Straw

Manager Environment and Planning at Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Research Fellow
The University of Canberra

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm CASE STUDY: Designing Multi-Use Spaces to Support New Learning and Teaching Methods

The traditional way of using existing spaces on campus is transforming due to changes influenced by technology. The design of the campus and its alignment with pedagogy allows us to understand how well a space is being optimised. In this session, Khoa Do will explore what elements influence space optimisation and if this can enable flexible teaching and learning at Curtin University.

In this session:
  • Exploring how current existing space is being used on campus to determine what spaces can  be optimised
  • Demonstrating the optimisation of existing spaces to enable flexible teaching and learning
  • Demonstrating how technology has improved spaces to engage students 
  • Understanding how universities are improving current facilities and using them for cross industry use

Speaker:
Khoa Do, Associate Professor, Fellow of the Curtin Academy (Executive Member) at Curtin University

Khoa Do

Associate Professor, Fellow of the Curtin Academy (Executive Member)
Curtin University

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm CASE STUDY: The Growing Capacity of Students: How Student Accommodation is Critical to the University Business

The University of New South Wales is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. This prestigious university has gained recognition internationally, drawing in students from across the world to study on campus. With this growing capacity of students the importance of student accommodation is critical that the university develops strategies to deliver the best results.

In this session:
  • Exploring how external providers have been involved in providing student accommodation in the past
  • Identifying the challenges of creating on-campus student accommodation with restriction on available space
  • Understanding the need for student accommodation and the what strategies can be offered 
  • Determining the benefits of retrofitting and rebuilding as a solution to create new student accommodation

Speaker:
Ron de Haan, Director of Student Accommodation at UNSW

Ron de Haan

Director of Student Accommodation
UNSW

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Positioning Your Future Campus for Climate Change Disruption

The field of sustainable buildings in Australia has enjoyed a steady and organic growth since the early 2000s. But is this enough to deliver business resilience in the face of climate risk? What are the major disruptors now cresting the horizon that will change not only the green buildings landscape but even the way in which businesses manage their sustainability risks and opportunities? 

In this session:
  • Providing an in-depth look at the emerging risks that climate change now poses for physical assets, business viability and operability
  • Understanding the risks to recalibrate the way we approach procurement and design, giving us more resilient and insurable assets, reduced
  • public liability and a learning environment that can remain relevant in a changing climate
  • Delivering projects that are closely aligned with business and brand, and more sustainable than ever 

Speaker:
Digby Hall, Sustainable Communities and Climate Resilience Lead at Northrop

Digby Hall

Sustainable Communities and Climate Resilience Lead
Northrop

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Delivering Outcome Focused Projects Through The Use Of Effective Infrastructure Planning

Managing change in property facilties and construction requires effective communication with multiple stakeholders involved in delivering projects. The management of expectations is a key concern when changing campus infrastructure. Christina Balmori from the University of Queensland understands the importance of the space management and asset management allowing her to deliver outcomes that are practical.

In this session:
  • Understanding how to effectively communicate with construction partners in major projects
  • Recognising the difficulty of retrofitting buildings whilst managing  expectations
  • Creating visibility around how space is being occupied to accommodate to teaching and learning demands

Speaker:
Christina Balmori, Infrastructure Planning Manager at The University of Queensland

Christina Balmori

Infrastructure Planning Manager
The University of Queensland

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

Interactive Discussion Group (IDGs)

This is your chance to make your conference experience truly interactive and collaborative. Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by an expert practitioner in the space. In two rotations, each IDG will last for 30 minutes, allowing you to pick the two topics you wish to discuss and solve.

Table One

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm Developing Affective Space Utilisation Strategies To Meet Technology Demands
In this discussion group:
  • Discuss how the changes in the physical space can affect teaching and learning methods 
  • Demonstrate  how technology has improved spaces to engage students 
  • Understand  how universities are improving current facilities and using them for cross industry use

Facilitator:
Professor Dr. Michael James, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University

Professor Dr. Michael James

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Taylor’s University

Table Two

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm Collaborating With the Right Industry Partners to Create an Effective Innovation Education Precinct
In this discussion group:
  • Identifying the value of  partnerships from an investors perspective to determine the commercial value
  • Demonstrating different strategies to  engage with researchers to understand what they require
  • Explaining the purpose of the industry and commercial collaboration to create an effective innovation precinct

Facilitator:
Philipp Dautel, Tonsley Precinct Director at Renewal South Australia

Philipp Dautel

Tonsley Precinct Director
Renewal South Australia

Table Three

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm Future Proofing Your Campus Master Plan To Accommodate For Growing Capacity Of Students
In this discussion group:
  • Exploring how the smart campus plans are used to accommodate the growing capacity of students
  • Determining if spaces on campus are being best utilised 
  • Providing insights into the benefits of building new spaces rather than retrofitting

Facilitator:
Vivian Straw, Manager Environment and Planning at Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Research Fellow at The University of Canberra

Vivian Straw

Manager Environment and Planning at Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Research Fellow
The University of Canberra

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm Close of Day One

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Drinks