Australian Universal Design Conference

When4 - 5 September 2018
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Event Type Trade & Consumer

Now in its third year, the Australian Universal Design Conference will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 4 September and Wednesday 5 September.

Under the theme of Home and Away: Creating Inclusion Everywhere, the two-day conference features 30 international and local experts who will speak on how universal design can be utilised and applied to create more inclusive and accessible environments for all.

Economist Nicki Hutley who heads Deloitte’s urban advisory practice will discuss universal design and person-centred economics. Amy Child from global design and engineering firm Arup will look at what the future of transportation means for accessibility and inclusion, while Chris Veitch from Access New Business (UK) will discuss how everyone can benefit from an inclusive approach when it comes to accessible tourism.

Architect Allen Kong will show how international case studies meet the concept of universal design and inclusion within the public realm and new buildings and Kieran O’Donnell, senior project officer at the Australian Building Codes Board will outline the process for considering accessible housing and the national construction code, which will be followed by a dedicated Q&A session. Nadia Feeney, operations manager from the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) will also speak on finding the right information to achieve inclusive tourism for all.

The conference is of interest to a broad range of professionals, from access consultants (who receive CPD points for attending the conference) to occupational therapists, designers, architects, government representatives and others in the community.

Students who register to attend the conference will receive a student discount, provided their student ID and university details are supplied.

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