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NSC | IAKS 2024: Forward-thinking from IAKS' international experts

27–28 June 2024 in Melbourne, Australia

Explore the future of sport and leisure facilities to impact the physical, mental and social health of communities at the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) | IAKS 2024 on 27 – 28 June 2024 in Melbourne. Join us for an illuminating Sustainability in Design Workshop, where we delve into the crucial aspects of creating sustainable buildings that stand the test of time. Explore how sustainability encompasses not only environmental considerations but also community needs and financial viability.

  • Derek Mah, Associate at NBRS, will discuss the accessibility of aquatic facilities, shedding light on frustrations with the application of AS1428 and BCA. 

  • Paolo Aschieri, Director at Theca Timber, presents a compelling case study on embracing wood in design for both style and environmental impact, using the St Aidens Sports Hall in Brisbane as an example. 

  • Iain Ansell, Business Development Manager at Apollo Projects and IAKS member, challenges the status quo by sharing insights on designing and building sport and leisure facilities in New Zealand to maximise functionality and affordability.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into sustainable design practices that prioritise community wellbeing, financial sustainability, and environmental responsibility. 


Also join us for an inspiring workshop on Creative Thinking for Future-Proofing Community Leisure Facilities. Discover how design creativity can drive innovation and ensure the longevity of leisure facilities for future generations.

  • Belinda Goh, Senior Principal Architect at POPULOUS and IAKS member, will explore how design can future-proof facilities by combining physical, mental, and social health outcomes while driving programming opportunities for community impact. 

  • Darryl Condon, Managing Principal at hcma architecture + design and IAKS Vice-President, will share insights on measuring and maximizing positive social impact through the design and development of municipal sport and recreation facilities. 

  • Pete Spence, Associate at Carabiner and IAKS member, will discuss designing efficient, adaptable spaces that encourage year-round participation and enhance commercial viability.

Valuable insights and creative strategies for designing community leisure facilities that meet the needs of future generations.

Join us at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 27-28 June 2024 for APAC's only event that brings the entire sports ecosystem under one roof, from recreation and play to facilities, finance, technology, and government. Collaborate, share knowledge, and establish valuable business connections at NSC | IAKS 2024.

Interesting rates for IAKS members: register now.

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