Now is the time to be curious, to disrupt and connect together to create inspiring urban cities

Melbourne, 20-22 March 2018


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


20-22 March 2018


Explore urban evolution in the age of digital disruption
Experience the power of bold ideas from the industry’s most curious minds

Be Curious

Our keynote speakers and city tours will spark your curiosity. Explore the position of your business in 2018, how to harness emerging technologies, solutions to affordable housing and clean energy solutions.


Our expert speakers and interactive panel discussions will challenge your comfort zones with disruptive thinking around urban policy, social housing and security, affordable housing, population and immigration. Are you interested?

Connect Together

The sponsors’ exhibition, social events and UDIA Awards will energise your industry connections by showcasing new products and thinking, expanding your business networks and highlighting industry leading work.

Got you curious?

Think you're interested?

Are you an early bird?

Meet the speakers

Andrew Waugh

Waugh-Thisleton Architects UK

Sean Chiao


Del Irani

ABC News Finance Journalist

Dr. Richard Ronald

Professor of Housing, Society and Space, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam

UDIA National Congress 2018 Principal Partner

nbn is proud to be the Principal Partner of the 2018 UDIA National Congress.

With a theme like “See the Now” we couldn’t think of a better partnership – recognising the important role the property sector plays in making the most of the technological innovations that underpin our cities.

Australia is at a tipping point, with national high-speed connectivity opening up an array of possibilities for economic prosperity and social benefit. We are in the midst of witnessing technological advances at extreme pace, and it is having a profound impact on how we live and how we plan and build cities.

The rollout of the nbn™ network has passed the halfway mark and one in two Australians can now order an nbn™ service through a retail service provider.  Although nbn provides the foundation on which we can build and innovate, how we use it will matter. We look forward to exploring with you how today’s innovation shapes the cities of tomorrow.

Naomi Read,
General Manager, Build Partnerships

Our Partners

Principal Partner

Congress Partner