Talking Spaces 9: The Decade Ahead

NEXT Lab, Melbourne School of Design. Photo courtesy of The University of Melbourne.

Glyn Davis Building (133), Masson Road The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia


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Isabella Bower & Francis Pavez


Talking Spaces 9: The Decade Ahead coincides with the ten-year anniversary of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) being established.

Over two days we will reflect on developments in learning environments over the past ten years, with a view to informing our thinking about the coming decade and what further developments that may bring. To provoke conversation we will hear from inspiring keynote speakers and invited guests who will share their reflections and thoughts about the future in learning environments research, design and occupation.  We will visit some of Melbourne's newest schools and participate in collaborative workshops to seed future initiatives.

The event will be held in the multi-award-winning Glyn Davis Building (formally Melbourne School of Design Building). Hands-on workshops will be held across a range of space types.

Over ten years (2009 - 2019) Talking Spaces events have brought together academic research with industry know-how to discuss and disseminate new knowledge, focus attention on emerging issues, and seed further research initiatives.

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Tickets & event registrations

Last year this event sold out quickly due to strong demand. We highly recommend you register as soon as possible. This year we are limited in capacity due to the nature of the workshops and activities to be undertaken. Total registrations will number 120, including 15 discounted student places.

  • Full Registration = $645.00 (excluding GST) Bookings prior to 1st December receive a 10% early bird discount
  • Student Registration = $295.00 (excluding GST)

Please note:

  • Student registration is available for undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree students. You will be instructed to enter your student ID number so we can verify your place. We have a strictly capped number of subsidised places available. Places will be allocated on a first-come basis and this option will not appear when places have exhausted.
  • If you wish to swap your ticket with a colleague please disclose this in the registration.


Talking Spaces 9 is brought to you by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne.

We are currently seeking sponsors for our event. If you're interested in collaborating with please email us!

Banner: New Experimental Technology Lab (NExT Lab), Melbourne School of Design. Photo courtesy of the University of Melbourne.