3rd Australian Universal Design Conference

4-5 September 2018, Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre

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  DAY ONE - Tuesday 4 September 2018 
5:00pm Close
Networking Drinks
9:00am Welcome to country
Welcome to Brisbane - Lenna Klintworth, Master of Ceremonies
9:30am Keynote: Universal Design and Person Centred Economics
Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
10:30amTea break
Concurrent Session OneConcurrent Session Two
11:00am Living in Place: Who are we designing for?
Thea Kurdi, DesignAble Environments
Universal Design in social policy: Addressing the paradox of equality
Dr Emily Steel, University of Southern Queensland
11:30am A universal design tool for mixed use buildings
Elise Copeland, Auckland Design Manual
If it is not universally designed you are leaving us behind
Karen Fankauser, Disability Advocate
12:00pmLunch and Table Topic Discussions 1.5 hours
An opportunity to network and/or present on a topic of interest at the lunch table
1:30pm Keynote: The Future of Transportation
Amy Child, Associate Transport and Cities, Arup
2:10pm Panel Session: What’s economics got to do with it?
Nicki Hutley, Amy Child and Bill Forrester
2:30pm Universal design in all new housing: Keeping COAG to account
Dr Margaret Ward, Australian Network on Universal Housing Design
Architecture for All: Existing and Historic Buildings
Allen Kong, Architect
3:00pmAfternoon Tea Break
3:30pm Provision of safe pedestrian surfaces throughout economically reasonable life cycles
Richard Bowman, Ceramic Engineer
Accessibility Charter for Canterbury: Collaborating to go beyond compliance
Lorraine Guthrie
4:00pm Exploring the secret logic of universal design in vernacular architecture
Lida Eslami, PhD candidate Azad Islamic University, Tehran
Universal Design Consultation Guide for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Dr Apeksha Gohil , Monash University
4:30pm Architecture for All: Inclusive public space and buildings
Allen Kong, Architect
Case Study: Accessible beaches for all
Tom Bevan, Access and Inclusion Officer, Hobsons Bay City Council
  DAY TWO - Wednesday 5 September 2018  
4:30pm Close
8:45am Welcome
9:00am Keynote: A UK Perspective on Inclusive Tourism
Chris Veitch, Tourism Consultant, Access
New Business
9:40am Accessible Housing the National Construction Code
Kieran O’Donnell, Senior Project Officer, Australian Building Codes Board - Followed by Q&A
Inclusive Tourism and the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse
Nadia Feeney, Operations Manager, ADTW
10:00am Down to Practicalities, Bill Forrester, Kevin Cocks and Chris Veitch
10:30amTea break
Concurrent Session OneConcurrent Session Two
11:00am Virtual Reality and accessible housing design policy within the NDIS
Libby Callaway, Monash University
Everyone's Business: Inclusive Tourism online learning course Chris Maclean, Policy Officer, Local Government NSW
11:30am Home Coming? A story of reassurance, opportunity and hope for universally designed housing in Australia
Dr Penny Galbraith, Project Manager, Builder and Access Consultant
Applying universal design to engagement methods to help build Inclusive Communities
Dr Lisa Stafford, Queensland University of Technology
12:00pm Building all new homes to an agreed universal design standard: Understanding the perceived costs and benefits to Australian society
Dr Courtney Wright, Griffith University
The Universal Design Process: Australian study, global implications
Cathryn Grant, Deakin University
1:30pm Flexibility and Technology in Universal Design – Specialist Disability Accommodation
Queenie Tran, Chief Operations Officer, Summer Housing
Unlimited PossAbilities
Diana Palmer, Manager IDEAS
2:00pm Home Modification as a strategy to achieve UD in housing Panel Session led by Michael Bleasdale, MOD.A, and Elizabeth Ainsworth, Home Designs for Living Powered Mobility Options
Dr Theresa Harada, University of Wollongong
Up and Away: Improving accessibility of airports for travellers with dementia
Prof Jill Franz, Queensland University of Technology
3:00pmAfternoon Tea Break
3:30pmFinal Panel Session: Speakers to be confirmed
Topic: Home and Away with Universal Design
4:15pmAnnouncements and closing remarks

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