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University Masterplans Summit 2018

Critical design, planning and investment strategies for physical and digital university infrastructure

28-29 June 2018 | Swissotel Sydney

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With the significant freeze of commonwealth support places (CSPs) and Turnbull’s determination to make further cuts within the higher education sector, many universities are having to rethink their masterplans in order to safeguard their future.

With this in mind Informa is holding its inaugural University Masterplans Summit 2018, due to take place June 28-29 at the Swissotel Sydney.

Providing a timely platform for multi-sector collaborations across construction, ICT, sustainable and smart campus design and architecture, the Summit will explore the implications of financial instability and uncertainty within the sector and hear expert perspectives on how best to move forward.

There will be a close look at digital masterplans, the way new models of industry-university collaboration can inspire infrastructure planning, and the way soft-edge campuses may feature in urban and regional ecologies.

A range of case studies will be featured from urban, peri-capital and regional universities, with a focus on commercial-university interfaces.



Jefa Greenaway

Director, Greenaway Architects

Prof. Graham Wise

Vice President of Innovation, IKIAM University

Prof. Peter Newman AO

Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute (CUSP)

Narelle Pearse

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance and Planning), CQ University

Timothy Moore

Editor, Future West

Alex Lawlor

Executive Director, Property & Sustainability, University of Melbourne

Adam Davies

Principal of International Design Practice, Hassell

Bree Trevena

Research Manager, Arup Foresight, Research + Innovation

Peter Runcie

New Industry and Platforms, CSIRO's Data61

Paul Wappett

CEO, Australian Institute of Business

Prof. Birgit Lohmann

Formerly Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast

Prof. David Adams

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development), University of Tasmania

Tricia Brand

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Services and Resources), James Cook University

Prof. Kevin Hall

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Newcastle

David Sim

Creative Director, Gehl Architects, Denmark

Dr Daniel McDiarmid

Principal Consultant, AskRIGHT

A/Prof. Allan O’Conner

Project Leader, Australian Cluster Observatory; Associate Professor in Enterprise Dynamics, School of Management, University of South Australia

Brian Moore

Delivery Manager, Program Management Office, University of Technology Sydney

Gavin Cotterill

CEO, PCSG Australia

Glenn Moloney

CEO, Nectar

Mark Ashton

Director of IP Commercialisation, UniQuest

Cassandra Colvin

Manager, Adaptive Learning and Teaching Services, Charles Sturt University

Jocelyn Chiew

Manager Campus Design, Quality and Planning, Monash University

when & where

28 - 29 Jun 2018

Swissotel, Sydney
68 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9238 8888

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