Style of Speech
Are you requesting the speaker also use a Powerpoint presentation?
Would you like the speaker to include case studies?
Will there be a panel session during, or at the end of, the session?
Are there other speakers talking on the day?
Will the presentation be recorded?
Will there be media present?
Type Of Event
Heads of Sustainability
Low level managers
Building Services Engineers
Preferred GBCA Speaker
Brief description of presentation requirements
Any special requirements, or other notes
What is three plus 2?
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is
committed to developing a sustainable property industry for Australia by encouraging the adoption of
green building practices.
In an effort to support the 'greening' of the built environment in Australia, the GBCA welcomes
requests for our staff to speak at industry events, conferences and meetings. The GBCA has set up a
Speakers Bureau to deal with all requests relating to this service.
In submitting the Speaker Request Form attached you are accepting the GBCA Speaker Request
Terms & Conditions set out below. All correspondence will be conducted online on our website.
Should you require further assistance or have any questions regarding Speaker Requests, please
. [email protected] Fees and Charges
As the GBCA is a not-for-profit organisation, all costs related to speaker
requests are required to be reimbursed by the company lodging the form.
For Members this is a free service, with only the cost related to the request such as travel, required to be reimbursed.
We are currently only accepting offers to speak at member organisation events.
Invoices will be sent as soon as a speaker is confirmed and assigned for your event.
The invoice must be paid in its totality at least 5 days before the event. 1. Lodging speaker request forms
Lodging a Speaker Request form does not ensure the availability or acceptance of GBCA speakers -
it will be treated as an expression of interest, to be either confirmed or declined in writing - upon the discretion of the GBCA.
Speaker Request forms must be lodged at least one month before the specified event in order to be considered by the GBCA.
2. Allocating speakers
All Speaker Request forms will be considered and the decision to accept or decline your request will
be based on the availability of GBCA speakers, time constraints and the suitability of the topic to the expertise of our staff.
GBCA member organisations will receive preference over non-member organisations when allocating speakers.
This is to ensure the GBCA membership benefits are upheld and members are supported to the best of our ability.
Whilst the GBCA endeavours to support its member organisations in accepting their requests for speakers,
unfortunately it is not possible to find speakers in every instance. We regret your disappointment and will
endeavour to find an alternative date or time to present for you.
The availability of specific GBCA speakers cannot be guaranteed. The Speaker Bureau will endeavour to provide
the speaker nominated, however, if this is not possible a suitable replacement may nominated by the GBCA.
This information will be advised in writing by the GBCA at the time of acceptance.
Organisations are to submit any necessary information about their event withtheir Speaker Request form.
This will assist in finding an appropriate speaker for you.
If and when possible the GBCA endeavours to minimize unnecessary flights and carbon emissions. As such we appreciate
organisations utilizing our State Managers for presentations when possible, or the use of video conferencing when interstate
GBCA staff members are required.
3. Speaker expenses and reimbursement policy
The GBCA is a not-for-profit organisation. In accepting the Speaker Request Terms & Conditions you acknowledge
your responsibility to provide reimbursement for all reasonable expenses incurred by the GBCA in accepting your request
for a speaker. Such expenses may include flights, accommodation, transfers and meals where necessary.
The GBCA requests that flights used to transport our speakers be carbon-offset by the organisation lodging the Speaker Request form.
There may be an instance where the GBCA will charge the organisation because ofthe type of speech required.
We will notify you prior to confirmation if this is the case.
4. Advertising GBCA speakers at your event
Organisations who submit Speaker Request forms are not permitted to advertise the presence of GBCA speakers until
written confirmation is given by the GBCA Speaker Bureau. The promotion or advertising of the presence of a GBCA speaker at
your event must be in a form approved by the GBCA.
Cancellations must be advised in writing to the GBCA Speaker Bureau. Any other form of correspondence will not be
acknowledged. Any expenses incurred by the GBCA in preparation for your event must be reimbursed.