In what will be a huge test for online conferencing – in the built environment space at least – the Green Building Council of Australia is taking its signature event TRANSFORM online.
The event, which will be delivered as programmed through live streaming on 24 and 25 March, is available to The Fifth Estate members for a 15 per cent discount, courtesy of the GBCA.
The industry body moved quickly on the decision to take the event online as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, not wanting to lose momentum after the last crisis Australia faced over the summer.
“The trajectory we were moving on was really clear and important for us to continue to enable the discussion with industry and government after what has been a torrid summer,” Green Building Council of Australia head of public affairs & membership Jonathan Cartledge told The Fifth Estate in the lead up to the event.
“We didn’t want another crisis to overtake what is a critical conversation about action and dealing with the broader issues.”
The lineup remains virtually unchanged, with NSW minister for energy and environment Matt Kean setting the scene for the industry locally on day one, and Urban Green Council chief executive John Mandyck providing an International address on day two that will outline the solutions he’s been championing in New York.
Cartledge says that the support from stakeholders, members and partners to the mammoth task of taking the conference online last minute has been wonderful, and he expects industry will be keen to tune in and resume some normalcy in their lives.
“For people who find themselves working remotely and are losing some of that connection with industry, it will be grounding, and an opportunity to keep the momentum going behind the day-to-day work we’ve all been involved in.”
A specialist audio visual company has been engaged for the task, which will involve live-streaming conference speakers at Barangaroo. Speakers who are unable to attend in person they will be video conferenced into their session.
There will be opportunities for interactivity, The Fifth Estate is assured, including allowing attendees to dial in with their questions.
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