The AUDE Big Conversation 2021

There’s a time for talking. And a time for listening. And there’s a time for both...

The fifth AUDE Big Conversation event took place on 11 and 14 October, with a virtual event with over 200 attendees and a in-person Directors' Development Day welcomed 70 AUDE members, AUDE business partners and corporate attendees. 

Focusing on Agile Working as a theme, the virtual event allowed a wider audience to participate, with the Directors' Development Day taking what had been discussed to delve deeper into conversations.

The events allowed for debate and idea sharing from estates teams across the country, with input from our outstanding plenary speakers: Shan Wareing, Carl Senior,  Mary Curnock Cook CBE and Esther Jubb and a huge appreciation to our amazing panellists, who created a wonderful forum for conversation and debate. With thanks also to Bevan Brittan and Cisco for sponsoring our Business Sessions. Thank you to all our speakers for providing such a thought-provoking day(s). 

Finally, a big thank you from the AUDE team to everyone who made the events such interesting and enjoyable days - speakers, delegates, colleagues, corporate attendees and our 2021 sponsors, which included Overbury as our main supporter and AssetWorks sponsoring the networking drinks reception.

You can find the programmes for the events here: Virtual Event and Directors' Development Day

More than just minutes produced these wonderful images to capture what the events had to say - take a look.


Recordings and Presentations

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Monday 11th October

Plenary 1: Adventures in Time and Space: Stories from our Futures
Session A1: Elastic Spaces for learning, teaching, working, enjoying: how digital infrastructure capabilities enable high flexibility, lower Opex and keep options open for the future
Session A2: Towards an agile HE estate – a lawyer’s perspective
Session A3: Making campuses where students want to be
Plenary 2: The Agile University
Session B1: SustainAgility – Is Agile Working More Sustainable?
Session B2: Facilities Management – our role in enabling agile working
Session B3: Capital - Agile Working for Capital Development at the LSE
Session B4: Estate Management Group - Smarter Working
Session B5: Fragile working -  handle with care
Feedback from AUDE special interest group sessions, wrap up and close 


Thursday 14th October

Plenary 1: The Future of Higher Education
Plenary 2: Agile working; the connected campus and the challenge of people and place
Networking sponsor address - Supported by AssetWorks 



Thank you to all our supporters of the AUDE Big Conversation 2021. 

Main Supporter  

Networking Drinks Supporter 

Business Session Supporters 



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