As part of the conference program the following events have been scheduled:

Official Conference Opening & Welcome Reception
6:00pm for a 6:30pm Opening – 8:00pm | Sunday 8 July 


  • Professor Lidia Morawska (HB2012 President)
  • Professor Richard Shaughnessy (President of ISIAQ)
  • Professor Ross Young, Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT
  • Dr Bruce Flegg MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Member for Moggill

Dress: Smart Casual

Location: Delegates are to make their own way to the Gallery. Volunteers (dressed in blue polo shirts) will line the way from the Convention Centre to the Gallery to help direct Delegates to the venue.

Click here for directions.

About the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)

The Gallery of Modern Art, which opened in December 2006, complements the Queensland Art Gallery building. Situated at Kurilpa Point only 150 metres from the Queensland Art Gallery building, the Gallery of Modern Art focuses on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Gallery’s flagship project is the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art series of exhibitions, now a major event on the national and international arts calendar. The expertise developed from staging the Triennial for over a decade has led to the establishment of the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), to foster alliances, scholarship and publishing, and the formation of an internationally significant collection of art from the Asia-Pacific region.

Healthy Buildings Fun Run

6:30am – 7:30am | Tuesday 10 July | South Bank and Brisbane Botanical Gardens

Dress: Running attire (a jacket would is recommended as it can be quite cool in the morning)

All delegates are invited to participate in the Healthy Buildings 2012 Fun Run on Tuesday Morning (10 July) at 6:30 am. Running in the Brisbane CBD witnessing the sunrise is an experience you should not miss. After crossing the bridge the track takes you in a loop through the City Botanic Gardens with parklands on the one hand and the Brisbane River with mangroves on the other. If you are lucky enough you will see possums, ibis and fruit bats.

The finish after 5 km (3.1 miles) is again Southbank.

Delegates are to gather at the River Quay Green at the southern end of South Bank parklands to commence the run.

Come and join this wonderful event for a refreshing start into the conference day.


Healthy Buildings Student Social Evening
7:00pm – 10:00pm | Tuesday 10 July | Ship Inn, South Bank

Dress: Smart Casual

The Healthy Buildings 2012 Student Program Committee invites student attendees to the Student Social Evening.

The event will kick off at 7pm at the Ship Inn. This venue is a short walk from the main conference venue and is located at the Eastern end of the South Bank Parklands, near the Goodwill Bridge and South Bank Railway Station. Entry is via the Griffith University building behind the Ship Inn, and is fully wheelchair accessible. Click here to see the map.

We will be serving finger food, including halal, vegetarian and gluten free options and putting on a limited bar tab of beer, wine and soft drink. The event finishes at 10pm but there are many bars and restaurants nearby should you and other students wish to continue getting to know each other.


Conference Dinner
7:00pm – 10:00pm | Wednesday 11 July | Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Dress: Casual & warm (most of the function is outside so please bring a jacket, and wear flat shoes)

The conference dinner is being held at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Rated as one of the “Top 10 Zoos in the World” by AOL, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala, handfeed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.

Buses will depart the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Glenelg Street side) to transfer delegates to Lone Pine, and then return at the end of the night to the Brisbane CBD.