For the first time ever, the 2017 Sustainability Awards is hosting a daytime education and networking event to accompany its prestigious awards ceremony.

Kicking off this Thursday 26 October, the inaugural Sustainability Live Panel Discussions will feature a full day of enlivening talks, worth a combined total of 6 CPD points. Speakers participating in the program of keynote speeches and panel discussions comprise the finalists for this year’s Sustainability Awards, which include some of the country’s leading sustainability experts.

Knowledge and expertise across the full breadth of the architecture and design industry will be represented across the day – from architecture to landscape architecture to building construction to product design – meaning that nearly all aspects of sustainability will be touched on. There will also be ample opportunity for networking with some of the industry’s most recognisable names and companies.

The first-ever event will be held tomorrow at Doltone House in Sydney, meaning it’s your last chance to secure a spot. Tickets are strictly limited, and include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Ample time has been allocated for networking with industry leaders.

Book your Sustainability Live tickets here. Full program below.



Opening Keynote - Deo Prasad, CEO of CRCLCL


Biophilia and the Greening of the Public Space 
As the world population continues to urbanise, how important will it become to incorporate of biophilic design and to what scale?
Moderator: Caroline Pidcock, Director – PIDCOCK Architecture & Sustainability
Speaker Panel: Damian Schultz, Director – TCL | David Cox, Director – Cox Architects | Jeremy Mansfield, Sustainability Manager – Lendlease | John Prentice, Principal – Woods Bagot


Morning Tea


Sustainability Through the Chain 
With such strict national and international standards in supply chains how do you even begin to approach sustainability across the entire supply chain? What are some of the different considerations and touchpoints that need to be addressed?
Moderator: Robin Mellon, CEO – Supply Chain Sustainability School
Speaker Panel: Chad Brown, Group Director – ThomsonAdsett | Eugene Cheah Architect | Kylie Mills, Director – BluKube Architecture | Stephen Hicks, Architect – David Barr Architects | Steffen Welsch, Director – Steffen Welsch Architects


The Power Of Passive 
Cheaper utilities and lower amounts of general maintenance together form a win-win for sustainability, but is there enough knowledge around such alternative energy systems?
Moderator: Kirsty Sier – Deputy Editor, Architecture & Design
Speaker Panel: Jeremy Spencer, Director – Positive Footprints | Nathan Cagliarini, Director – Adapt Architecture | Sarah Lebner, Architect – Light House Architecture & Science | Sven Maxa, Co-Director – Maxa Design | Tim Hill, Director – TANDEM Design Studio




The Healthy Home 
What are the new technologies and buildings products that can contribute or protect our health and the sustainability in existing residential projects?
Moderator: Jamileh Jahangiri, Architect – TKD
Speaker Panel: Adrian Light, Director – ONE20 Group | Jacqueline Bosscher, Director – The Design Commission | Jeremy Spencer, Director – Positive Footprints | Sarah Lebner, Architect – Light House Architecture & Science | Shae Parker McCashen, Director – Green Sheep Collective


Sustainability of Scale 
There is no doubt that a project in education or commercial is a large-scale one, so how can an architect balance sustainability across the micro and macro scales, for a more holistic outcome?
Moderator: Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager – Frasers Property
Speaker Panel: BVN | Chad Brown – Thomson Adsett | CK Design | James Legge, Director – Six Degrees Architects | Lendlease | Milos Milutinovic, Senior Associate – Woods Bagot | Mirvac


Innovating Sustainable Building Products 
Does the rush to innovate better products and/or applications mean that we are developing new versions with reduced ecological impacts, or are we just shifting the problems further downstream?
Moderator: Michael Manikis
Speaker Panel: Brent Whyte, Managing Director – Whyte PR | Chris Arms, Director – CJ Arms | Donald Yates, CEO – Columbus Group | Greg Welsh, Director – WINYA Indigenous Furniture | Johan Tijssen – GeoSIP | Lee Larbalestier, BDM – Weathertex | Lisa Gasperotti, Sales Director – Above Left | Richard Evans, MD & Co-Founder – Cybannac


Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future 
As designers and communities still have much to gain from historic buildings, how do we balance conservation of our past with a more sustainable future? What are the different ways modern sustainability technologies can be incorporated into dated structures? And what are the challenges, as opposed to new builds?
Moderator: Sharon Veale, Chief Executive Officer and Partner – GML Heritage
Speaker Panel: Adrian Light, Director – ONE20 Group | Anthony Uahwatanasakul, Director – K20 Architecture | James Legge, Director – Six Degrees Architects | Nathan Cagliarini, Director – Adapt Architecture


Close of Conference