Shared Space: the WORLD’S FIRST online summit for strata property owners

Here’s your exclusive access to the Summit Sessions

9 world-leading experts on community, property and law…

Charles Vogl

Charles Vogl

Author: The Art of Community

In this session, Charles shares:

  • how we motivate others to participate in our communities
  • the importance of a proper welcome
  • why strata committees need a “trust bank”
  • why it’s essential for our communities to create and protect a “strong core”…
Reena van Aalst

Reena van Aalst

Managing Director of Strata Central

In this session, Reena shares:

  • how to avoid common renovation works pitfalls
  • why it’s up to YOU to impress the strata manager you want to work with
  • how to answer the emotional arguments put forward by owners who don’t want to invest in improving the common property…
Gordon Streight

Gordon Streight

Owner, committee member, investor, resident

In this session, Gordon shares:

  • the “two futures” your building might have, and what they each could cost you
  • how to ensure the right buyers are lining up for an apartment in YOUR building, not the one down the street
  • why it’s essential for committees to have systems in place for the approval of renovation works applications…
Dr Alex Morris

Dr Alex Morris

Chartered Psychologist FBPS

In this session, Dr Alex shares:

  • why we need to communicate differently online
  • what we’re missing when we don’t interact face to face
  • how to enjoy the best of both worlds: online and face to face
  • how to structure your meeting agenda for best results…
Ethan Burns

Ethan Burns

Sustainability Now

In this session, Ethan shares:

  • why NOW is exactly the right time for strata communities to focus on sustainability
  • how you can get started on a project even if there’s no money in the capital works fund
  • how he helped one building save $95,000 on their electricity bill in one year…
David Chandler OAM

David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

In this session, David shares:

  • the new legislation intended to clamp down on unscrupulous builders and developers
  • why the “signatures for sale” days are over
  • his plan to ensure 10 year warranty periods for apartment buildings…
Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM

Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM

Strategy 1 2 3

In this session, Cat shares:

  • how the management community in the U.S is turning the crisis of the pandemic on its head
  • why she’s concerned by short-sighted boards focussed only on the present
  • the recruitment strategy that will secure talented people for a recession-proof industry…
David Chandler OAM

David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

In this session, David shares:

  • the new legislation intended to clamp down on unscrupulous builders and developers
  • why the “signatures for sale” days are over
  • his plan to ensure 10 year warranty periods for apartment buildings…
Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM

Cat Carmichael, CMCA, PCAM

Strategy 1 2 3

In this session, Cat shares:

  • how the management community in the U.S is turning the crisis of the pandemic on its head
  • why she’s concerned by short-sighted boards focussed only on the present
  • the recruitment strategy that will secure talented people for a recession-proof industry…
Sam Reece

Sam Reece

Australian Apartment Advocacy

In this session, Sam shares:

  • the no. 1 reason people choose apartments
  • why apartment investors have reason to smile during tough times
  • what’s on the reform agenda for Australian Apartment Advocacy right now
  • the upcoming education kit you’ll want to get your hands on…
Amanda Farmer

Amanda Farmer

Lawyer, Your Strata Property

In this session, Cat shares:

  • how the management community in the U.S is turning the crisis of the pandemic on its head
  • why she’s concerned by short-sighted boards focussed only on the present
  • the recruitment strategy that will secure talented people for a recession-proof industry…

Your Summit Host: Amanda Farmer

Amanda Farmer is a lawyer with over 17 years’ experience advising apartment owners, communities, managers and developers.

As a Fellow of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers, Amanda is a recognised expert in the field of strata law.

Amanda is the owner of Lawyers Chambers, a Sydney legal practice focussed entirely on strata and community title law.

Since 2016, Amanda has hosted the Your Strata Property podcast, dedicated to demystifying the legal complexities of apartment living.

Amanda regularly delivers workshops, webinars and presents at conferences and events, often appearing in the media as a subject-matter expert.

As a resident in a strata scheme herself, Amanda is particularly passionate about helping residents to understand and implement the important steps towards a more peaceful experience of community living.

Why join us at the Shared Space Summit?

“You’ve got people who are experts flowing the information towards you. This is really about continuing education in the very circumstance that’s probably most important in your life: the place where you live.” 

Steven King
– strata committee secretary

“Understanding the 
rules that govern strata is an absolute matrix. You can’t do it on 
your own. You need someone to guide you. It is a must for anyone who lives in strata.”

Leila Sara
– owner occupier

“Because things can change in strata overnight.

Knowledge is power.”

Peter Quinn
– owner occupier

Our 2020 Summit Supporters

Look Up Strata logo
Supported by City of Sydney
Lannock Strata Finance
Supported by Smarter Communities
Shared Space: the Online Summit for Strata Property Owners on 15-19 September 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Great question! This format is new to many of us. Each day during Summit Week, we will release two Summit guest interviews. As long as you have claimed your free ticket, you will receive an email notification at 8am AEST on each morning during the Summit, letting you know which interviews have been released and how to access them. Those interviews will then be available for you to watch at any time during Summit week. 

Absolutely! The knowledge shared by our guest experts is valuable for strata owners and managers alike.

We like to keep you in suspense 🙂 We will be releasing the names of our guest experts in the weeks leading up to the opening of the Summit, Tuesday 15 September. As long as you have claimed your free ticket, you will receive updates direct to your inbox.

Yes. If you have claimed your free ticket, you will have access to every summit session as soon as it has been released. You can watch a summit session at any time until the end of summit week.

This year’s summit sessions will not be publicly available once the summit is over. However, members of the Your Strata Property Online Community will continue to have access as part of their membership benefits. You can find out more about membership and secure your ongoing access to the summit sessions here: www.yourstrataproperty.com.au/membership.

Access to the Summit is absolutely free. It does not cost you anything to register for the summit and it does not cost anything to enjoy the Summit sessions during Summit week.

We do not accept sponsorship for the Summit. Our official 2020 Summit supporters are LookUp Strata, The City of Sydney Council, Lannock Strata Finance, Smarter Communities and Strata Community Insurance. Our supporters make no financial contribution to the Summit, assisting us only to share with as many people as possible the opportunity to attend the Summit. If you’d like to support a future Shared Space Summit please contact amanda@yourstratapropety.com.au