AUDE annual conference

AUDE annual conference: 15 to 18 April 2024 (Northumbria University)

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) is a professional organisation that represents those responsible for the strategic planning, management, and development of higher education estates and facilities.

The AUDE conference is an annual event organised by the association. It typically brings together professionals from the higher education sector, including directors of estates, facilities managers, and other related roles. The conference provides a platform for networking, sharing best practices, discussing challenges, and staying updated on developments and innovations in the field of university estates and facilities.

The event, hosted by Northumbria University’s Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, will delve into the university’s research specialisation and discuss how their scientific findings have illuminated how human activities have had severe climate impacts.

The 2024 conference, titled “A Message From The Ice”, will be held at Northumbria University from 15 to 18 April 2024. The oldest polar ice samples have helped climate scientists to understand climate patterns dating back more than 800,000 years. These ice cores have been instrumental in showing us the link between the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, and rising global temperatures. These ‘messages from the ice’, studied by experts at Northumbria University’s Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling and elsewhere, have shaped our understanding of the huge climate harms human activity has caused.

As universities set ambitious targets for achieving net zero carbon emissions, the conference will explore the significance of polar ice samples, which has played a crucial role in understanding climate patters, and focus on actionable projects within the AUDE community. Participants will showcase approaches to address challenges and discuss financing strategies for essential projects that extend beyond regular budgets.

Key topics will include:

  • How do we finance vital projects, particularly those related to climate action?
  • How can we maintain a focus on campuses and teams among political uncertainties?
  • Embodied carbon, biodiversity gains, offsetting realities, and leadership practices necessary to gain support.

How can Matrix Booking help achieve net zero carbon emissions?

By using the capabilities of a resource booking system like Matrix Booking, universities can enhance their sustainability efforts, reduce their carbon footprint, and create a more environmentally friendly and efficient campus.

By using Matrix Booking, you can get the following resource management benefits and be greener:

Matrix Booking and AUDE

Matrix Booking supports productive hybrid working and lets staff in higher education find the right workspace they need while freeing up valuable space for teaching. We are proud to work with organisations, such as University of Leeds, Nottingham Trent University, and many more in delivering a solution and service dedicated to effective resource management.

At Matrix Booking, we’ve supported the development of innovative and forward-thinking workplace management projects in the public sector throughout the past decade, including the introduction and continued expansion of the Government Hub Network. We’re looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s AUDE conference to demonstrate how our resource booking platform is helping estate directors in higher education maximise their spaces. Our experts will be on hand to discuss your resource management needs and ambitions.  

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