Future of Regional Australia

About Keynotes

Keynotes is an open venue for exchanging new ideas about working with, researching, and writing about planning, built environment, and Earth sciences. We feature content that engages with contemporary culture, current events, and environmental sciences. Our central motivation is to foster opportunities for early-stage researchers to engage in cutting-edge discussions about how we view, experience, and engage with the built spaces and the natural environment. We are keen to facilitate conversations on broad range of topics, in a convivial gathering of diverse contributors such as current PhD candidates, post-doctorates, as well as external experts and academics, who can shed insight and holistic perspective drawing from their professional and disciplinary experiences.

About Program

What will the future of regional Australia look like? At this event you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow peers and a diverse mix of HDR and post-docs candidates across interdisciplinary schools at the University of Queensland who are uniquely working steadfastly towards creating a better place for us to live, work, and thrive. Participate in the general discussion and share your opinions on how we can enable regional areas to become engines for sustainable prosperity and progress, on how we can unlock greater opportunities for all, and how we are to build stronger cities where the benefits can extend far and wide across Australia.

Program details:



1600 to 1615:


Welcome and Overview of the Event

Introduction to Keynotes Series

1615 to 1700:


Discussion on Future of Regional Australia

1700 to 1715:

Questions and Answers for Panel

General Feedback on the Program

1715 to 1800:


Networking and Refreshments


Program concludes

We welcome applications from interested participants who would like to be part of the discussion as a panelist. All current PhD candidates and post-docs are welcome to apply. Interested candidates can write to us at sees.hdr.reps@uq.edu.au by no later than 4:00 pm November 21, 2019

Drinks will be available for sale and light snacks will be provided. Entry into this event is free, however, gold coin donation to the HDR Committee event fund would be appreciated

Please register your attendance here


Room 314/315 (Planning Studio), Steele Building (#03)