Conference Day One: Thursday, 20 October 2016

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Welcome address from the chair

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Aligning your Campus Masterplan with the Strategic Priorities of your University

Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Vice- President (Academic), The University of Adelaide
  • Defining your campus development framework
  • Developing your framework against a backdrop of ever changing strategic priorities
  • Understanding the role of the campus in the broader community
  • A greater focus on research output – the drive to attract and retain high performing researchers and students
  • The rise of the experiential student – considerations for space utilisation and capital project investment
  • The funding challenge


Pascale Quester

Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Vice- President (Academic)
The University of Adelaide

09:50 AM - 10:20 AM Co-Creating Change in Learning Environment Design

Andrew Ford, Director of Research, Learning Envronments, Sebel Furniture Pty Ltd
Andrew Ford is currently undertaking a PhD at Western Sydney University on the development of a co-creative change management process aimed at empowering key stakeholders to create new learning environments and re-model existing constrained spaces.

The process is aimed at:

  • Lecturers and teachers to connect pedagogy to space within flexible and adaptive environments
  • IT and ICT to determine the correct bundle of technology to deliver desired pedagogical outcomes
  • Flexibility in design and fit out to ensure long term (and unclear) horizons are still considered
  • Student Bodies to support, promote and ‘own’ their learning experience
  • Correct application of Australian and International standards to ensure investment in the space is sustainable
  • Reinforcing the university or college brand to reflect their modern, innovative and preferred pedagogies

Andrew will present a paper on initial research and share his findings from over 60# Learning Space Design Workshops that he has facilitated in Schools and Universities over the past year. He will share insights from over 1000 teachers and lecturers on concerns and expectations for learning space design and connecting these to personal pedagogical styles.

Andrew Ford

Director of Research, Learning Envronments
Sebel Furniture Pty Ltd

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Strategic Asset Planning and Management

Mick Serena, Director, SAFM
  • Meeting business needs within a defined financial framework
  • Innovation in asset management
  • Effective and efficient use of assets, and improved service delivery outcomes through infrastructure that reflects what the organisation wants it to do


Mick Serena


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Speed networking and refreshments

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Connecting Pedagogy with Campus and Facility Design: Considerations for 21st Century Learners

Robert Ellis, Director of eLearning and Learning Space, University of Sydney
This session will explore the key considerations in ensuring a pedagogically responsive campus and facility for 21st century learners.
  • Researching needs of modern students
  • Understanding modern pedagogy
  • Incorporating modern pedagogy into a responsive and innovative facility design
  • Working with designers/architects to ensure original vision is met


Robert Ellis

Director of eLearning and Learning Space
University of Sydney

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM An Urban Campus for the 21st Century

Alastair Dawson, Senior Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Vice President, CQ University
  • Retail stores, restaurants, cultural activities, and civic spaces that make the revitalized area a shared destination for members of both the university and local communities.
  • Publicly accessible paths, green space, treelined sidewalks, and innovative buildings whose very transparency encourages shared knowledge and social engagement
  • Green spaces - the importance of landscape design
  • Specific programming planned for academic centres that include the community
  • Delivering benefits to the community through regeneration


Alastair Dawson

Senior Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Vice President
CQ University

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch and Networking Break

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM Achieving Greater Space Utilisation in an Inner City Urban Environment – The Rise of the Vertical Campus

Denise Kirkpatrick, Deputy Vice- Chancellor Academic, Western Sydney University
  • The challenge of campus planning in an urban environment
  • Avoiding the need for new builds through greater space utilisation
  • Building up – the vertical campus
  • How can a collaborative knowledge sharing space be achieved if you build up typical of a more commercial building model?


Denise Kirkpatrick

Deputy Vice- Chancellor Academic
Western Sydney University

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM The Role of Anchor Institutions in our Cities and Regions

Adam Davies, Principal, Hassell
Universities (and major health precincts) have long been held up as significant anchor institutions within our cities and regions. Beyond their traditional academic and research offerings they are major contributors to city, regional and national economic performance, are holders of large campuses, precincts and real estate portfolios, and make significant contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and creative capital.

This presentation will unpack the role of universities as anchor institutions in our cities and regions. It will provide:
  1. Background on the importance of anchor institutions and the role they play within city and regional systems;
  2. Current policy and their programs that are in place overseas to strengthen the role and impact that Universities have in placed based economic and social renewal programs;
  3. Tools available to universities to play a stronger role as enablers including;
    • Partnership formation;
    • Community engagement;
    • Local hiring and contracting;
    • Business incubation;
    • Community investment; and
    • Coordination and concentration of capital investment to drive value creation; and
  4. Local case studies, demonstrating the value of renewal authorities, local councils and universities working together to catalyse change.


Adam Davies


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: City University London Case Study: Flexible Strategic Planning: Preparing for the Future whilst Delivering for the Present

Dean Stokes, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance, City University London
  • Staff engagement in strategic planning: Bottom up versus top down strategies
  • Business down strategic planning: Strategies that take account of the constraints and opportunities of buildings and technology without the strategy being driven by them
  • Planning and space management: Space utilisation in an expensive inner city environment
  • The grind of implementation: Addressing the challenges of preparing for the future whilst delivering for the present


Dean Stokes

Director of Strategic Planning and Performance
City University London
Joint Final Session with delegates from Blended Learning and Innovation and Assessment and Credentials Summits

Until now, the biggest challenge in university education was the Enlightenment, when in the late 17th Century, academics were forced to put away their treatises on religious doctrine and adapt to the scientific method. But now we’re seeing far greater disruptive forces, led by the democratisation of knowledge, by demands for work-ready graduates and by a wave of near total transparency: now anyone can look into your classrooms and see that university isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

This interactive workshop will involve the whole audience and will look at the big decisions that will affect campus design and development over the next century and what we can do to prepare. This future-facing session will challenge the status quo by asking us to examine our approach to education delivery, our assumptions and our solutions against what we already know to be the future of higher education, and what we can expect over the horizon.

Professor Golembiewski is involved with the BCII, a degree that’s cited as Australia’s only Future-facing degree. In this session, he’ll share some and what he has learned and some of the methods the BCII has pioneered to conduct a thought experiment where the audience is led to predict the future themselves and then get to share their discoveries.


Jan Golembiewski

Adjunct Professor: Design and Health Industry Engagement and Research
Queensland University of Technology

6:10 PM - 11:59 PM Close of Day 1 and Drinks Reception