SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

The Symposium runs for one week, from Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March. All of the panel sessions are broadcast online via Zoom, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The first and last days of the Symposium will also have extra in-person options, for those in Melbourne or Sydney. These include tours, a materials expo and other interactive experiences. Each day has a theme from the Petals of the Living Building Challenge. Online broadcasts will be streamed from in-person sessions in Melbourne on Monday and Sydney in Friday.

MONDAY

Materials, Health & Happiness

In-Person Experiences 

11.00-11.30am
Morning Tea

11.30am-1.30pm
Burwood Brickworks Tours & Materials Expo

12.30-1.30pm
Lunch

1.30pm
Welcome to Country

 

Online Broadcast Sessions
Live from Melbourne

2.00pm
Welcome
Alana Marsh 

2.30pm
Material Stories: The Greensheet & Burwood Brickworks
The story of the reclaimed and regenerative materials that went into the most sustainable shopping centre in the world, Burwood Brickworks.
Stephen Choi in conversation with Laura Hamilton-O’Hara

3.00pm
Fungi Solutions
The magic of mycelium – using fungi to rescue resources from landfill, produce sustainable circular packaging solutions and remediate toxic pollutants.
Amanda Morgan

3.30pm
Afternoon Tea / Online Break

4.00pm
People Planet Product – from Forest Floor to Building Site
How the Forest Stewardship Council uses a market-based certification program to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
FSC Panel

4.35pm
Circular Economy – An alternative to end-of-pipe thinking
An exploration of the circular economy beyond just the waste discussion.
 Sean Trewick


Closing
Alana Marsh

TUESDAY

Water

Online Broadcast Sessions

3.00-3.20pm
Welcome & Creative Activity
Alegria Alano & Jess Harwood

3.20-4.00pm
Water, a Precious Resource: A Global Perspective
What if all people had access to water and sanitation? Could using water sustainably create resilient and socially inclusive communities? Hear the extraordinary stories of water projects in the Pacific Islands and South-East Asia doing just that.
Shona Fitzgerald
Hosted by Katie Fallowfield

4.00-5.00pm
Aquarevo: One of Australia’s Most Water & Energy Efficient Residential Communities
A collaborative case study from a net-zero water residential development
Rory Costelloe & Terry Dalgleish
Hosted by Katie Fallowfield

5.00-5.30pm
Happy Half Hour – Spatial Chat

WEDNESDAY

Energy

Online Broadcast Sessions

3.00-4.00pm
Welcome
Alegria Alano

The Future Fund: Financing Net-Zero Emissions
Finance plays a key role in the transition to a Net-Zero emissions future. From the perspectives of the CEFC, a bank and an impact investor, what are the emerging trends, challenges and unexpected curve balls that might shape the decade ahead.  
Jane Kern, Danny Almagor & Ryan Rathborne
Hosted by Peri Macdonald

4.00-5.00pm
Blazing the Net-Zero Trail
Developers in Australia have been some of the first movers to get and take action on a Net-Zero strategy. What is the plan, how is it progressing and as an industry, where are the opportunities to push the boundaries?
Nicholle Sparkes & David Palin
Hosted by Jacqueline Fetchet

5.00-5.30pm
The Energy Bookclub
The books, podcasts, videos and socials that are helping us see, imagine and take action on a net-zero future, in a just way.
Hosted by Anna Crabb

THURSDAY

Equity & Place

Online Broadcast Sessions

3.00-3.10pm
Welcome & Spoken Word Performance
Alegria Alano & Alexandra Morris

3.10-4.00pm
Renewal After an Earthquake: A Newcastle Case Study
How have Creatives used innovative thinking and alternative business models to transform Newcastle’s CBD from empty main streets to thriving hubs for artists and community? A look at the intersection of the Place and Equity Petal.
Christopher Saunders, Julia Adamski & Tim Evans
Hosted by Sarah Ladyman

4.00-5.00pm
Equity & Place Workshop
Sarah Ladyman

5.00-5.30pm
Happy Half Hour
Spatial Chat

FRIDAY

Leadership & Beauty

In-Person Experiences (Sydney only)

8.30-10.00
Tour Options:

Biophilia by Bike
Suzie Barnett & Sacha Coles

Opera House Tour
Emma Bombanato

Botanic Garden Tour
Guy Sturt

10.00-10.30am
Morning Tea

Online Broadcast Sessions
Live from Sydney

10.30-11.30am
Welcome
Alice Howard-Vyse

Leadership Keynote
Zali Steggall MP

11.30am-12.30pm
Leading Like a Daisy
A daisy is made up of smaller ‘florets’ that make up what we see as a single flower. Sustainability in he built environment is much the same and consists of an ecosystem of organisations working towards a shared vision. What does that look like and why is it important?
Laura Hamilton-O’Hara, Carlos Flores, Jorge Chapa, Paul Wall & Jack Noonan
Hosted by Kate Harris

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch / Online Break

1.30-2.00pm
LFIA 10th Birthday Celebration
A reflection on 10 years of the Living Future Institute Australia. And birthday cake!
Laura Hamilton-O’Hara & Tom Grosskopf

2.00-2.30pm
“Their souls listen”
What is the purpose of Beauty?
Dr Bilquis Ghani

2.30-3.00pm
Closing
Alice Howard-Vyse

 

Please note that program details are subject to change.