Day 1
01 Nov 2017
Day 2
02 Nov 2017
Day 3
03 Nov 2017


Welcoming and introduction

ACTS President and Director of Sustainability at Macquarie University – Leanne Denby – will officially welcome guests to the 17th International ACTS Conference.
Leanne Denby

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country spoken by an Elder of the Wurundjeri Tribe. The Wurundjeri are a people of the Indigenous Australian nation of the Wurundjeri language group, in the Kulin alliance,...
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Host Address

On behalf of our hosting organisation, Mr Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor and President of RMIT University will welcome guests to the event.
Martin Bean CBE

Conference overview

Leanne will set the scene for the three day event, providing an overview of the conference for guests and delegates.
Leanne Denby

Practical application of the Sustainable Development Goals

The conference will kick off with an interactive panel of experts exploring the practical application of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here first hand how a range of sectors integrating and...
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Michael Nolan
Kaushik Sridhar
Cr Cathy Oke
Leanne Denby
Jo Kemp
10.50 - 11.20

Morning tea




Afternoon Tea



Keynote address: Geoff Manchester

Globally recognised as a pioneer in responsible travel, Geoff ‘Manch’ Manchester is the co-founder of Intrepid Group, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences, and Director of the company’s...
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Geoff Manchester

Morning tea

ACTS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2017 ACTS AGM is to be held on Thursday 2 November 2017 at 12.50pm (AEST) RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Room 80.06.05 Call for nominations are now open from...
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PD: Creating Inspiring Global Sustainability Education Programs

Sustainability is a global challenge. This highly interactive and practical workshop is a deep dive into the process of designing, creating and engaging diverse cohorts of students in global sustainable...
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Julian O’Shea

Green Gown Awards Australasia gala dinner

RMIT Heritage and Sustainable Campus tour

Ngarara Place – a unique indigenous courtyard that combines nature, colour, culture and history to illustrate the Kulin Nation’s seven seasons and was opened to mark the launch of University’s Reconciliation Action...
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Melbourne School of Design

The University of Melbourne’s School of Design (MSD) is dedicated to the education of future architectural leaders and experts, the building was purpose designed to inspire, influence and shape the...
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10.45 - 11.30

Morning tea

RMIT New Academic Street

The New Academic Street (NAS) project has transformed the heart of the City campus into a vibrant, green, urban precinct that has significantly improved student life. The three year $220M...
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University of Melbourne Biodiversity Tour

Tour the University of Melbourne’s beautiful grounds. Covers information about the University’s biodiversity values and initiatives as well as interesting facts and stories about the campus.

Conference conclusion