Australia & NZ

Green Building Council of Australia Takes Conference Online

Acting swiftly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) changed their scheduled two-day Transform conference from a physical to a virtual event, maintaining the original March 24-25 dates for the event.

The conference, covering the sustainable built environment, attracted more than 360 registered attendees. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, major industry events around the world that were scheduled to take place in March and later, including ARBS in Australia, were forced to cancel or postpone. (ARBS has been rescheduled to February 15-17, 2021).

“With the health and well-being of our attendees as our first priority, we are now moving TRANSFORM 2020 online as a virtual conference, and will no longer proceed with a physical event,” said the conference website.

The online version of Transform delivered the complete conference as programmed via live streaming, with all content uploaded for viewing post-event. GBCA filmed all sessions video-conferenced in remote speakers where feasible. Attendees were able to participate in sessions by submitting questions and comments live.

During the online conference, GBCA stressed the importance of resilience in these difficult times and finding solutions and opportunities.

For more information on the Transform conference, see Accelerate Magazine’s April issue, which will be published online next week on