Society 5.0: How systems and solutions are filled with opportunities 

The metaverse is already here, it is just not evenly distributed yet. In fact it is not even really built yet, but the cross-pollination between the real, the virtual, and the unbuilt is a tangible reality where regulation lags and possibilities are endless. We are facing a decade of superlative change, it is indeed the best of times and the worst of times. We won’t know if we are racing into utopia or dystopia until the last minute. The rise and rise of surveillance capitalism, the personalisation of our experiences, machine drift, deep immersive realities, and the use of land and cityscapes to improve mental and physical health are all within reach.  What is real, what will fail, and where property and land use are all important will be made very clear this decade. How to mitigate the effects of climate change, deal with obesity, and fight the next pandemic? It’s all about how humans interact with physical spaces as well as virtual worlds. Do you feel informed and confident about the future? Dr Cath hopes you will after this presentation.

Speaker: Dr Catherine Ball

How corporate real estate can drive decarbonisation in Australia and be the change

Creating jobs, reducing emissions and reinventing Australian manufacturing. These goals are all possible and the corporate real estate industry can play a key role in helping to make important change for our sustainable future. In her session, Heidi will talk about the ways Australia can prosper in a zero-emissions economy and where the opportunity lies. Be ready to be inspired with practical ideas supported by leading-edge research.

Speaker: Heidi Lee, CEO, Beyond Zero Emissions

Closing keynote speaker

Eddie Betts shares his personal story of growing up Aboriginal in Australia and the obstacles he faced in becoming a 350 AFL game player for the Carlton and Adelaide football club. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, Eddie will take the audience on a journey with him as he talks openly and candidly about what the impact of racism and discrimination had on his life, career and family.

Eddie’s story will inspire people – to reflect and challenge the way they think, see and feel about Racism, whilst sharing his wonderful insights into leadership and team success. Eddie Betts is a 350-game AFL player, he currently works in the AFL media with fox footy, part-time coaching at Geelong Football Club, Author of two children’s books (and hopefully soon to be kids’ TV series) and an autobiography.

Speaker: Eddie Betts