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The conference theme is "Getting Risk Right”.
Conference registrations have now closed.
The conference commences with welcome drinks at 5:00 pm on Thursday 5 May 2022.
Registration opens at 8:00 am and the conference program runs from 8:15 am - 4:00 pm on Friday 6 May 2022.
The gala dinner will be held on Friday 6 May 2022.
The conference commences at 8:30 am on Saturday 7 May 2022 and concludes at 12:45 pm followed by closing drinks.
More information about the social program can be found here
Welcome Function Speaker
Justice Katie Stynes will speak at our Welcome Function on Thursday 5 May 2022.
Justice Katie Stynes was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in June 2020. Prior to that Justice Stynes had a busy practice as a commercial barrister specialising in disputes concerning major infrastructure projects. Her Honour was listed in the peer-reviewed Doyle’s Guide as a pre-eminent construction barrister in Australia (2016-2020) and in Melbourne (2016-2020).
Dr Natalie Galea will be our keynote speaker on Friday 6 May 2022.
Natalie is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. She studies human rights and gender equity in the construction sector and athlete rights in elite sport.
Last year Natalie, completed a study of the five-day work week on Concord Hospital Redevelopment and measured its impact on the wellbeing of construction workers and their families. With her focus on the people who work in the construction sector, Natalie has undertaken research into the structural and institutional mechanisms that maintain and reinforce male dominance in the Australian construction sector and the barriers to inclusion of women and LGBTQ+ workers. She is a founding member of the Framework for Dignity in the Built Environment international coalition, which aims to mitigate risks to human rights in the built environment life cycle.
Natalie works closely with the construction sector and is a prominent voice for change. Prior to commencing her career in academia, she worked for almost two decades as construction project manager in Australia and the Middle East.
Natalie’s other field of research is elite sport where she has studied athlete’s knowledge and understanding of their human rights, and athlete abuse. Natalie is an Australian Olympian. She competed in the sport of judo at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Natalie is also the co-founder and R&D director of Cultivate Sponsorship, a program that gives business leaders the tools to improve the retention and progression of women in male dominated professions through sponsorship.