AUDE 2016 Conference

The AUDE conference for 2016 took place on 4th - 6th April 2016 and was hosted on the beautiful and award winning grounds of the University of Exeter. The Forum, known as the heart of the Streatham campus for the University of Exeter was the central hub for the conference and was an ideal venue for the conference as it enabled the University of Exeter to showcase the ambitious project that was opened in 2012 by Royal approval.

The Forum is a mix of outside/inside space, including a refurbished library, and boasts new retail and catering outlets along with large learning spaces. You can learn more about The Forum project here


The Forum, University of Exeter

The conference host this year was Kate Bellingham of Tomorrow's World who introduced an engaging range of speakers, such as Hugh McCann, Director of Estates from the University of Exeter and Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of University of Exeter. There were a host of further action packed sessions at the conference, with speakers from University of Kent, Kingston University and Exeter City Council, and even former Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown gave a session on 'Why the world will never be the same again'.

In addition to the busy networking and learning sessions, the AUDE conference featured a large exhibition area featuring companies that specialise in architecture, master planning and build & design. Each company showcasing projects within the higher education sector, both complete and in the first stages. 

 This years conference highlights are featured below; 



The presentations from the conference are avaialble to view below;

Plenary 1 - View on the Future of Higher Education - Sir Steve Smith

Plenary 2 - The Vision - University of Exeter

Plenary 5 - Working Collaboratively - Kingston University

Session 1 - Delivering Shared Services in HE - FX Plus

Session 2 - Building the Vision - Exeter Forum Project 

Session 3  - Estates Performance Measurement - Colin Reiter TEFMA

Session 3 - Estates Performance Measurement - Peter Strazdas APPA

Session 4 - Update and Launch of the AUDE Green Scorecard - ARUP

Session 5 - Living Systems Institute Building - University of Exeter

Session 5 - Whole Life BIM


 We would like to thank the conference sponsors this year 

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The 2017 AUDE conference is all set for Manchester Metropolitan University from 10th - 12th Apil 2017.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For any queries regarding this years conference you can contact the Events Managers, Assured Events:  Telephone: 0161 428 1115. E-mail: