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25 MAY 2021 | SYDNEY + ONLINE

  • 25 May 2021
  • 8:15 for 9 am start; 9 am online
  • Dexus Place, Level 15, Governor Philip & Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Members receive 50% off tickets

The Fifth Estate’s hybrid symposium in partnership with WELL Building Institute, Floth and CitySwitch, brings together the leading thinkers, designers, workplace psychologists, property owners and consultants to some of the biggest corporates in Australia to find out what they are thinking and what they’re doing. 

Will anything be the same again, and if not, does it really matter?

What can we learn from each other?  What are the insights we can share?

We are a community in transition. Underpinning all is a world with vast climate and sustainability challenges that make our decisions and responses more critical than ever.

Join us in person or online for this essential learning, listening and exchange experience, created for those of us who work collaboratively, manage workplaces, advise clients, design or re-design spaces to navigate the shoals of our unusual new normal.

Keep in touch with sneak peeks through our event blog here

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SPEAKERS

Kay Sargent

Director of WorkPlace, HOK

James Calder

Global Director, ERA-co

Chris Alcock

Principal Consultant, Six Ideas by Dexus

Zoe Baker

CitySwitch Program Manager, City of Sydney

Andrew Borger

Head of Office Development, Charter Hall

Claudia Barriga-Larriviere

Director, Workplace Equity & Belonging, ERA-co

Rhonda Brighton-Hall

Co-Founder & CEO, mwah

Ludo Campbell-Reid

Director City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City Council

A/Prof Christhina Candido

Director – SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, University of Melbourne

Patrick Carpenter

Head of Acoustics,
Cundall

Bettina Easton

Head of Light4 Australia, Cundall

Anthony Marklund

Partner/Sustainability Principal, Floth

Jack Noonan

Jack Noonan, Vice President APAC, International WELL Building Institute

Kellie Payne

Director & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart

Bryon Price

Strategic Development Director, A.G. Coombs

Tone Wheeler

Director, Environa

Natalie Slessor

Environmental Psychologist, Head of Customer Futures, Lendlease

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PROGRAM

8:15Registration and networking
9:00Acknowledgement of Country & Introduction – Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor, The Fifth Estate
and MC Tone Wheeler Environa Studio
9:05International KeynoteA Global perspective on emerging trends and best practice

Kay Sargent, Senior Director & Principal of Workplace, HOK Architects USA

Global trends in the changing workplace, what the leading corporates and property owners in the US are doing. National Keynote –  The Australian workplace story
9.25Australian keynote a spectrum of responses and future trends

James Calder, Global Director, ERA-co

What does the workplace in Australia now mean for those working in a wide range of areas other than offices – factories, shopping centres, labs or hospitals for instance.
9:45Safety and wellness in the workplace – What’s that mean anyway?

Moderator: Tone Wheeler, Director, Environa

Panellists:
Bryon Price, Strategic Development Director, A.G. Coombs
Anthony Marklund, Partner/Sustainability Principal, Floth
Jack Noonan, Vice President APAC, International WELL Building Institute
Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Co-Founder/ CEO of mwah

More to come

How can we ensure people in the workplace are safe from Covid and the myriad other issues threatening mental and emotional health? We will delve into the implications of these concerns that for many are new or still evolving, such as bullying or sexual harassment. We will look at the new obligations of employers and where are the boundaries start and end. Workers need to be safe but they also need to know they’re safe.
10.35Designing for neurodiversity

Presenter: Kellie Payne,
Director & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart

Kellie is back after her hugely popular presentations at our offices events in Brisbane in 2018 and Sydney 2019 to share her latest work and thinking. Think how to encourage advertising people to work in an office, a task that even before Covid was a bit like herding cats. Then there is how to keep the super smart people working in tech and IT who have their own particular special requirements.
11.00Morning tea break
11.20Our strange/different new normal

Moderator: Tone Wheeler, Director, Environa

Panellists:
Chris Alcock, Principal Consulting, Six Ideas by Dexus
Claudia Barriga-Larriviere, Organisational Design | Workplace Culture +Employer Brand, ERA-co
Christhina Candido, Associate Professor, Director – SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) Lab, University of Melbourne
Kellie Payne, Director & Leader of Workplace Strategy, Bates Smart

This panel grapples with the growing variety of needs we humans have that will affect our workplace and the organisations we work in. How do we manage the challenges of anxiety and loneliness? What about the special demands that come from inequitable power structures. For instance, it might be easy for the boss to work at home in a nice office and comfortable home but what about the graduate staff member who shares with three others? We will look at how the element of choice can be a key driver of outcomes. Let’s look at a variety of workplaces and examine the impacts of change and possible futures.
12.00Investors and corporates – where to now and how. And what’s to worry about?

Moderator: Robert Harley, columnist and former property editor, The Australian Financial Review

Panellists:
Zoe Baker, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, CitySwitch
Andrew Borger, Head of Office Development, Charter Hall
Ludo Campbell-Reid, Director City Design and Liveability, Wyndham City
Natalie Slessor, Environmental Psychologist, Head of Customer Futures, Lendlease

We’ve heard critical analysis, creative thinking, and evidence-based research on blending human needs and physical space. So, what do the investors and corporates think? What are they likely to decide, who are they listening to and working with?
1pmEvent wrap & close
2.30pm    Masterclass (ONLINE ONLY): A practical guide to reconfiguring your workplace, acoustics and lighting

Presenters:
Chris Alcock and Daniel Quinn, Principal Consultant, Six Ideas by Dexus
Patrick Carpenter, Head of Acoustics, Cundall
Bettina Easton, Head of Light4 Australia, Cundall

See the blog for insights
4pmMasterclass concludes

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