AHURI ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Disrupting the housing market

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Join us in Hobart for our second national one-day conference for 2018 - Disrupting the housing market.  The conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

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Conference Overview

About the event

The rapid introduction of new technologies has seen many sectors ‘disrupted’, with emerging technologies changing the way business is done and enhancing opportunities for consumers. In the housing market, Airbnb is a leading example, but what other technology is changing the housing market and what are the opportunities for policy makers, housing providers and consumers across the entire housing continuum?

Underpinned by the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy this one-day conference examines the technological changes occurring across all stages of the housing market. In the social housing sector for example, new technology has the potential for matching housing supply and demand, i.e. making it easier for tenants to swap properties. In private rental, online platforms have changed the market considerably for both landlords and tenants – but are low-income renters adversely affected? In the private market, what has been the real impact of Airbnb, not only in our major cities, but also smaller destinations that are popular with holiday makers? Governments are faced with regulatory challenges in rapidly changing technological landscapes, while also grappling with the potential opportunities of data leakage, big data, smart technology and accompanying privacy and data security requirements.

These and many other issues will be examined across a full day’s program that will help government policy makers, housing providers and consumers better understand the implications and opportunities of new digital and disruptive technologies for the housing sector.

Key sessions include:

  • Research presentation – AHURI researchers from UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University present key findings from the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy.
  • New technology, ethics and regulation – examining new technologies such as online application portals, alternative bond products, public housing allocations, and the ethical and regulatory implications of large scale data collection.
  • Digital pioneers in social and affordable housing – discussing the current landscape of technological disruptors in the social and affordable housing sectors and examine the opportunities to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and equity in the sector.
  • Technological disruption in private housing markets – examining the impact of Airbnb, a first-wave disruptive housing technology, on the utilisation of private housing.

Who should attend?

This is a national conversation for leaders and innovators including:

  • Federal and state/territory government policy makers from the housing, social policy, planning, infrastructure, treasury, finance and human service sectors
  • Affordable and community housing providers
  • Private sector practitioners – real estate professionals, technology developers, property developers, urban planners, financiers, designers and architects
  • Peak industry representatives (community housing, social services etc) and sectors with an interest in affordable housing (homelessness, Indigenous, disability etc).
  • Landlords, tenants and tenant organisations across all sectors.

Program

Download the program - PDF, 230.53 KB

TimeSession

9:00am

Welcome by Conference Host
Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI

9:05am

Ministerial address

Speaker TBA

9:30am

Research presentation

Leader of the AHURI Inquiry: Potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy, Professor Christopher Pettit will present the key findings from the Inquiry.

Presenter
Professor Christopher Pettit, UNSW

10:10am

Morning tea

10:40am

Digital pioneers in social and affordable housing

This session will discuss the current landscape of technological disruptors in the social and affordable housing sectors and examine the opportunities to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and equity in the sector.

Panel members
Dr Andrea Sharam, RMIT (facilitator)
Luke Bo’sher, CEO, Summer Foundation
Dr Serryn Eagleson, Deputy Director, AURIN

Other speakers TBA

12:10pm

Lunch

1:00pm

New technologies, ethics and regulation

This session will examine new technologies and intermediaries such as online application portals, alternative bond products, public housing allocations, as well as investigating the ethical and regulatory implications of large scale data collection.

Speakers
Leo Patterson Ross, Senior Policy Officer, Tenants’ Union of New South Wales

Other speakers TBA

2:30pm

Afternoon tea

3:00pm

Technological disruption in private housing markets: the case of Airbnb

This session examines the impact of Airbnb, a first-wave disruptive housing technology, on the utilisation of private housing with particular focus on major cities such as Melbourne and Sydney and smaller tourist destinations.

Speakers
Dr Laura Crommelin, UNSW
Professor Richard Eccleston, Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania
Laura Schmahmann, Associate, SGS Economics & Planning

Other speakers TBA

4:25pm

Concluding remarks
Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI Limited

4:30pm

Conference concludes

*This is a draft program and is subject to change.

Download the program - PDF, 230.53 KB

Venue information

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Grand Ballroom
1 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Event times

Registration opens at 8:30am for
an 9:00am program commencement.
The program concludes at 4:30pm.

Directions from airport

Hobart Airport is 15 kilometres from the CBD. Allow 20 minutes by taxi.

Take Holyman Avenue until you come to the Tasman Highway roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Tasman Highway (for approximately 10 km; please note the speed limit is 110 km) until you come to the end of Tasman Highway. Stay on the left hand lane (please note speed limit drops to 70 km) as you get to the start and over the Tasman Bridge. Continue on the left lane and take the Hobart City exit off the Tasman Bridge. As you get closer into the city (approximately 2 km from the bottom of the Tasman Bridge) get onto the middle lane and soon as you pass the Liverpool Street exit stay on the extreme right hand side lane. As you progress you will pass a 9/11 wine and bottle shop and soon as you pass Evan Street intersection (this is one corner of the hotel) you begin to see the main entrance driveway of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

Google Map of area

Taxi to the airport

A taxi would cost approximately $45 per transfer from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart to Hobart Airport.
Allow 20 minutes by taxi.

Car parking

Hotel Grand Chancellor Car Park

  • Open to public – limited spaces available
  • Located on Macquarie St, back of hotel
  • Direct entry to hotel lobby from car park
  • Hourly rate: $13
  • Early bird rate available (entry before 9am; exit before 6:30pm)

Map of other car parks in vicinity

Visit Hobart

Hobart is a vibrant city with a rich history and a thriving arts scene. There is much to do in Hobart and, if your stay allows, plenty to see in its beautiful natural surrounds. For more information on what to see in Hobart and beyond, visit the Discover Tasmania website.

Sponsorship

Do you provide services or products to the not-for-profit sector? Does your organisation champion affordable housing? Are you interested in sharing information with your key market about the contribution you make to this important sector?

The upcoming AHURI conference Disrupting the housing market will present an outstanding sponsorship opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile, network with new and existing clients and demonstrate your commitment to the development of an affordable housing industry in Australia. Becoming an AHURI conference partner will create opportunities to build and maintain a high profile among your clients and key stakeholders before, during and after the conference.

Sponsorship information

The details

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Registration

(includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
$350 including GST – Early bird price ending 14 October 2018
$420 including GST – Regular registration
A full-time student/concession rate is available. Contact us for further details.

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Registration terms and conditions

Payment is due at least 7 days prior to the conference. If you nominate to pay via bank transfer and payment is not received by the conference date, you will not gain admittance.
Refund amounts and deadlines for cancellation of registration are stipulated below.

Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details (including email, position title, work mobile, work address and dietary requirements) of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing via email.

If you register and then find you are unable to attend the event, please email us prior to the event day.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the event. If your payment is outstanding at the time of the event and you do not show up to the event, you will still be required to pay the registration fee.

Refund policy

90% if cancelled by 2 November 2018
70% if cancelled by 29 November 2018
no refund if cancelled after 30 November 2018

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