Early Bird Registration
An Early Bird rate is being offered to those who register and pay prior to 4th September 2014. Register online
Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Albury NSW on the 15th – 16th October 2014 with optional workshops on the 17th.
Australia’s sustainability and future are reliant on the development of regional areas. Some regional areas are flourishing and others are struggling. Through innovation, collaboration and sharing there has been progress in many regional communities. This conference “where to from here” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.
Economic, Planning, Environment and Community Development
The Australian Regional Development Conference will focus on the broad issues of economic, planning, environment and community development. The aim of the conference is to advance economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The conference program provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.
The conference will address
Economic development opportunities for business and job creation
Social inclusion issues of unemployment; education completion rates, health delivery and community development
Planning and building challenges of land use application, refurbishment and renewal in a regional setting
Sustainability and liveable communities principles
How to meet the challenging in uncertain times; climate change, population shifts, natural disasters, droughts, mining boom and agriculture adjustments
Infrastructure challenges for freight to distribute products from regional Australia to urban and overseas export markets
Renewable energy and energy supply
Natural resource management including water management
Planning and Building with focus on small inland town, regional cities and coastal developments
Social and recreation developments – cultural, sporting, historic precincts and services
Economic development of major regional industries including agriculture, mining and tourism
Community Service Delivery with a focus on health, housing affordability/access and special attention to aged care services
Employment – job creation, skilled migration and unemployment
Education and Training – regional universities and vocational training
Government – policy, funding and evaluation
Infrastructure and Transport stream – Road Freight, Rail, shipping and ports, regional airports/airlines, passengers services,
Digital – broadband technology, co-location of services
Australian Regional Development Conference will feature expert panels, case studies, applied research and workshops on sustainability, community, planning and economic development. Registration is now open. To find out more about this conference and the topics listed below please visit the website
Regional development strategies
Indigenous business success
Optimising regional economic growth
Online, connected, empowered and digital opportunities
Developing regional hubs – getting it right
Branding your town and region
Population and regional growth
Remote Australia development
This conference “Where to from Here?” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The aim of the conference is to advance economic and social outcomes for regional Australia. The conference provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.
The Conference streams for 2014 include the following; Economic Development Planning and Building Environment and Sustainability Community Development
Professor Y. Jay Guo, Research Director, Smart and Secure Infrastructure, Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, CSIRO will present his keynote address on Connecting Regional Australia with Cost Effective Wireless Networks at the Australian Regional Development Conference
Prof Y. Jay Guo is the Research Director of the Smart and Secure Infrastructure Portfolio (Theme) in the Digital Productivity and Services National Flagship, being responsible for digital infrastructure, broadband enabled applications and services, cyber security and sensor informatics. He has over twenty years of international experience in industry, academia and CSIRO across three continents.
Prior to joining CSIRO, he worked for eight years in the European wireless industry serving as senior managers of advanced technology development and strategy planning in Fujitsu, Siemens and NEC.
Jay is an internationally established scientist with over 260 publications and expertise in antennas and wireless communications systems, and an innovator with strong industrial impact.
He is the recipient of Australia Government Engineering Innovation Award (2012), Australia Engineering Excellence Award (2007) and CSIRO Chairman’s Medal (2007 & 2012).
He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Fellow of IET. He has served as Guest Editor and Chair for numerous top tier international journals and conferences.
The 3rd Australian Regional Development Conference will be held in Canberra on 5 – 6 September 2016.
Regional Australia – Planning, Participation and Progress will explore opportunities for innovation in regional Australia. With its rich resources, diversity, and value, regional Australia is the catalyst for the future.
The Conference addresses issues such as sustainable development, environmental sustainability, land use, community development, investment, agribusiness and innovation.
With program content including an extensive range of topics from Keynote Presenters, Concurrent Sessions, Case Studies and Poster Presentations, this is a Conference for planners, local Councils, Government, business, NGO, community organisations, academics and professionals with an interest in regional sustainability.
The conference is an initiative of the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., a non-Government not-for-profit organisation.