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Today’s businesses, government and individuals are responding to shifts that would have seemed unimaginable even a few years ago. These are large, transformative trends that define the present and shape the future by their impact on businesses, economies, industries, societies and individual lives – with ‘global reach, broad scope, and a fundamental and dramatic impact’.View Event
As the world of AEC crawls along, there are altering examples of authentic breakthroughs in thinking, possibilities, and practice. Some of these might better be titled, “Game Changers”. The industry of design will not look the same five years from now. Massive change at unprecedented rates of volume and speed, coupled with tribes of non-industry contributors entering the industry are requiring the best and better of us. Our time together will range from intellectual challenge to pragmatic application, from theory to practice, and from reflections on status quo to leading a mandate for radical reinvention. We will connect together. We will debate the debatable. We will share insights. We will leave different than how we arrived.View Event
At the Leadership Summit on the Business of Design, we focus on running a better business. The Design Futures Council brings together senior executives from across the architecture, engineering and construction industry to bring innovative ideas and solutions to help leaders in the business of design.View Event
The Fern is the Southern Hemisphere’s first Passivhaus Certified apartment building 300m from Redfern station, comprising 11 x one-bedroom ‘next-gen’ serviced apartments.View Event
At the DFC International Leadership Summit on A/E/C Accelerated Convergence, we will discuss how architecture, engineering and construction are exploring new opportunities, new approaches and new efficiencies to create a greater advantage for our industry, and the world.View Event
The value of extended reach and roles in market: How do we expand the reach and role of architects and engineers in the built environment beyond current practices to deal with challenges and complexity facing the economy, society and the environment? How do we harness collaboration and connectivity to lead innovation for the building industry?View Event
As new business concepts from design to delivery evolve, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the future of the built environment includes a convergence of the business models we see and work within today. There are great productivity and economic efficiencies that can be gained through convergence of services in the built environment value chain.View Event
The built environment will look radically different in ten years. As we look towards the future, it can be difficult to forecast just what this will look like and when the transformation will take place.View Event
Our world is facing ever-increasing needs and demands. Environmental responsibility is the answer to the question of one of the deepest issues of our time. Together, we can provide innovative solutions to take care of the world we all live in and drive transformative change … for a better future.View Event
The Transcend Tour initiative by the Design Futures Council is designed to cast light on the future of practice, bringing to Australia two global leaders who are re-shaping the built environment. The third in this series, this event will be held in Brisbane.
Change is inevitable, pervasive, and accelerating. From the way we conduct commerce to the way we communicate, fundamental shifts are taking place on all levels of society and business. The architecture, engineering, and construction industry is by no means immune.View Event
Our Leaders Luncheons provide heads up awareness and a unique opportunity for candid dialogue amongst leaders; which lends resilience to each firm. This luncheon will provide an overview of the judgement given to the owners of Melbourne’s Lacrosse Tower in the Docklands and the need to know for leaders of design consulting firms.
Our Leaders Luncheons provide heads-up awareness and a unique opportunity for candid dialogue amongst leaders, which lends resilience to each firm. During this DFC Touchstone function, we will discuss how the indirect social benefits of good design can be linked to the tender assessment process.View Event
Toward a Regenerative Future will focus on challenging the status quo and discovering new approaches to practical, effective and regenerative practice. Global leaders and academics, professional practices and government officials will come together to learn about new approaches that can be immediately implemented in firms and organisations.View Event
Proprietary vs. Nonproprietary, the Journey to an Open-Source Built Environment will bring together built environment leaders to share their firm’s perspective on the transition to an open-source built environment.View Event
Technology continues to drive change within all of the industries it touches—including architecture, engineering, and construction. The Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Technology and Applied Innovation will delve into current and future industry disruption and how A/E/C leaders can navigate the changes ahead.
Each year, the Design Futures Council convenes senior executives from across A/E/C to explore essential issues of strategic importance to running a better business.View Event
The Alternative Business Models in the Housing Market event will unpack the commercial details of the alternative models being explored to provide housing for Australians. We will dive into various examples of how we can balance the needs of society and the commercial realities of the corporate world to deliver housing to Australians.View Event
A gathering of A/E/C leaders to discuss the City Data Exchange–a virtual marketplace where groups and individuals can buy and sell data. Projects of this nature are in their infancy in Australia, but this emerging trend is critical for built environment professionals to be aware of. Understanding the data sets being collected by smart cities can inform design responses.View Event
The Leadership Summit of Applied Innovation: The Future of Data in A/E/C is a gathering of A/E/C leaders that explores how cities, firms, clients and our peers are harnessing data to drive better decisions around design and the way it is delivered.View Event
Everything is changing and some things are remaining the same. At this summit, the future of architecture will come under the lens. The status quo is no longer acceptable. Hosted by the European Cultural Centre, this event is held in conjunction with the 16th Biennale Architettura 2018.
The Australian housing supply and affordability crisis is light as day, but the solution isn’t. Innovative thinkers are developing new sustainable development models to tackle these issues.View Event
New legislation on modern slavery and supply chain reporting is having a ripple effect throughout the Australian architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Leaders of firms throughout Australian A/E/C will need to know how the legislation will affect their companies and the contracting environment.View Event
An intimate gathering of A/E/C leaders who are ready for the next actionable approach to resilience and design for environmental stewardship. The forums will be held in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Seattle.
The current speed of technological breakthrough has no historical precedent and is driving a fourth industrial revolution. This interactive summit allows leaders to engage in peer-to-peer exchange on the topics that address the trends and forces of change that will shape A/E/C practice.View Event
A focus on the key trends, issues, and opportunities facing design education from the perspective of the academy and professional practices.View Event
Managing rapid growth can be as challenging as navigating a major downturn—and as potentially as dangerous. This event focuses on the ways in which firms can not only survive rapid growth, but also capitalize on it for long-term success.View Event
Perhaps the most significant such gathering of design thinking since the La Jolla gatherings began in 2004, this year’s summit focuses on the critical topics of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and all things security.View Event
A gathering of C-Suite executives from across A/E/C to explore and discuss risks, challenges, and opportunities in driving quality, profitability, and running a better business.View Event
A deep dive into the innovations and latest technologies in building design, delivery, and management.View Event
A call to action regarding cultural resilience, design resilience, and practice resilience that will lead the way to measurable environmental sustainability.View Event