SMART Breakfast Seminar Recap

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last Friday morning, it was our privilege to co-host the SMART Breakfast Seminar alongside NBRS Architecture at Macquarie University.

Thank you to Macquarie University for hosting us at their brand-new facility, designed by NBRS Architecture and of course a big thank you to all those in attendance. For those who missed the morning, here is an event recap.

The morning kicked off with a delicious breakfast and a time of networking with McCrindle and NBRS clients.

After a warm welcome from our MC Eliane Miles, Mark McCrindle opened the morning by providing a snapshot of our changing nation with the just-released census data. As we approach the next decade, Mark had a look back at the last decade and uncovered some of the megatrends that are redefining our multigenerational workforce.

We then heard from McCrindle’s Team Leader of Communications, Ashley Fell. Ashley gave us an insight into how our world is changing, therefore how our workplace leadership needs changing. Ashley shared the engagement equation on how to create culture, purpose and impact in our workplaces.

Next, it was over to NBRS, the brilliant architects who designed the new Macquarie University building. Directors, Andrew Duffin and James Ward shared how their vision for the muli-purpose conference facility was inspired by a new style of working space for academic institutions.

James Ward helped us understand workspaces in academia and the trends that present a blueprint for a new working environment.

Andrew Duffin, design director for the Macquarie University project, deconstructed the latest architectural trends for work, learning and living and how to create smart work spaces.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our valued clients and friends who attended the breakfast. Be sure to look out for our future events taking place in Sydney, and if you're interested in having one our McCrindle Speakers present at your next event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! 


At McCrindle, our team of professional speakers are in demand for their ability to clearly communicate the insights in engaging ways. Presenting at a variety of national and international events including keynote addresses at conferences, onsite professional development workshops and strategy briefings for senior leaders, the McCrindle speakers are recognised as leaders in tracking emerging issues, researching social trends, and are regarded as expert social researchers, futurists and story tellers.

To make an inquiry, please feel free to get in touch via email, or on 02 8824 3422.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


employers showreel dessert generations Merry Christmas educated data social shifts US school satisfaction census fail GPO school students work mates Bathburst middle class village Hunter Valley speakers hills shire christian NFP event analysis trends unaffordable tuesday engage buildings social issues mccrindle tea digital personal growth VET census 2016 census data work from home teachers Australian Families future-proof office space collaboration not-for-profit NBRS Architecture presentations local community overcast IT Specialists VET sector learning year 7 in depth interviews "know the times" marriages urban clothing socialising South Australia skills weather criminal owning a home tertiary education Australian Population not for profit research celebration demographer baby names report social media graphs Sydney keynote speaker meetings define hunger NT friends water gender Christmas research Births friendship communication wellbeing census results 2012 suburbs spend communicate financial independence 2013 teaching education education future report Engineering Manager teacher social research rule keeper winter blues food challenge tattoos local dream Melbourne organisational culture Jura Coffee events house Andrew Duffin Christchurch Lower Hunter Region high density living Gen Y coffee lovers income moreton bay economy mccrindle in the media father's day PSI optimistic infographics financial builders retirement children speajer aged care cloudy days housing affordability 1975 goals program states FOMO future of education millionth work-life James Ward urban living prince george staff not for profit mccrindle monarchy 1980 capital cities divorce rate food insecurity sunny days sydney market moderators guide ABS equip princess charlotte debate eliane ACF17 market research christmas baby The ABC of XYZ customer Black Friday offenders World Water Day Australian Census pharmacies shifts home property insight business child care change work Australian Trends business index blaxland futurist low density pyrmont Queensland gen z housing trends demographic trends ipswich keynote speaker 2015 student omnibus chairty TAS belief aussie culture cultural diversity Sydney newspaper Deaths urban taskforce google future of shopping online careers Australian community trends Social Trend high density kate middleton event brisbane gig mythbusters Tuesday Trends suburban living 2016 census results global thought leadership menai twentyseventeen Mark McCrindle in the media mccrinlde cancelling event hello fresh generation education sector year 12 car the hills shire world Mark McCrindle the lucky country society Tuesday Trend millennials mining boom trades australian communities trends report internships mateship conferences rent workshop media future proof darwin townhouses DIY baby name 2020 learning styles wealth wealth inequality household budget results Wodonga social researchers property market average aussie nativity scene Retail toys gen alpha manly group session social analysis small business leadership workshop goal infographic wall priorities Christmas Stats royal baby Tasmania young australians national crime rates Scouts wealth distribution ACF2017 SMSF ACF professional speaker huffington post responsive non profit Gen Z Expert tableau faith communities donation study ACT Report apartment city population milestone hills Do It Yourself grandparents sector wide study organisations poor travelling Work place workplace culture conference presentation leader fears quote mortgage Australian Bureau of Statistics trends of 2016 screenagers meals social technology Generation X emerging trends WA grave decision local communities happy holidays norwest Duchess of Cambridge earnings home ownership financial dreams sector McCrindle Keynote Speakers unemployment professional presenters coffee global financial crisis high school Australian Communities Trends weekly earnings demography rich repayments award Aussie cash Channel 7 Netflix politics Skilling mythbusting Geoff Brailey education research Black Friday Sales Sydney Hills Business Chamber university educhat selfie optus my business awards motivate REIV National Conference employmer Mount Annan-Currant Hill survey micro apartments apartments faux-ciliser potts point tips news 40 million church Australia Day 2017 housing social commentary Australians new office socialites Valentine’s Day intern balance australian authenticity Willowdale dreaming couple social analyst donate the changing face of 24 million Christmas day Real Estate Institute of Victoria communications waverton australia census vegetarian who is generation z CBD house price rise shopping cica 23 million Elderslie-Harrington park video Lower Hunter crows nest ethnography anzac Myth Hills Shire Council transport train learner wage social trends public speaker stats plans Northern Territory cancelling plans research data social researcher schools students screenage cartodb baby boom 1968 australian real estate professional services thrive growing population financial fears eliane miles geomapping Kirsten Brewer family sydney hills seasons cold 2016 census Hornsby Shire Council resource daily commute christmas trees tea facts affordability house prices millenials gig economy financial planning travel commuting Population Clock state greatness happiness younger generations bondi rising house prices demographic wealth and income brands social commentator Kiwi presentation charity baby boomers dreams entertainment Generation Y NSW giving cost JOMO casual global generations baby names shbc choice workers youth Crime Rates housing growth commuters curiosity VIC daily telegraph wedding Caregiver ACT Business analysis food bank cancel plans Education Future Forum follow financial future Charlotte Australian communities System's Architect digital economy SRE holiday generational trends visualisation #censusfail bureau annual income environmental scanning faux-cilise ACF 2016 charities entrepreneurial Australian Dream volunteers sydneysiders Vocational education storytelling snapshot New Zeland know the times property price community engagement professional finance hornsby Aussies trends of 2017 wolloomooloo summer men relevant data visualisation logan workplace TEDx Speaker research report capital city changing face of sydney teach salary experience sector wide Queensland: QLD care support debt society trends cars teleworking TEDx demographics mobile megatrends Cobbitty-Leppington poker master population map australian communities forum employment mother's day rain speakers pack future the great screenage trend tuesday Canberra research demographic transformations mentor social life volunteering data bus speaker generation Z conference perth volunteer divorce leadership recap February 16 researcher marrickville office opening area the australian dream fresh women keynote cultural diveristy New Zealand TED community the hills high density apartments urban living index dare to dream government personalities easter Royals case study McCridle innovative ashley mckenzie volunteering supply and demand engagement McCrindle Speaker sydney property market investing consumerism learn community event staying in insights Love royal family entrepreneurs of today forecasting urban development language public transport victoria hopes 10 years Christmas day weather renting going out property development acf15 statistics sustainable ageing DESTEL mover and shaker increasing densification marriage collaborative TED talk living culture Gen X career SMART Assistant Store Manager australians staying home more public speaking conference speaker McCrindle Speakers university degree The Daily Edition 24,000,000 christmas 2017 lalor park mccrindle research Black Friday in Australia culturally diverse identity future proofing Australian schools shopping centre Northern Beaches Christian School global retail youth unemployment outsourcing royal influence 1994 spirituality story report research visualisation REIV Conference shopper's pick real research on coffee investor royal breakfast office names neutral bay investment Sydney Lifestyle Study Australian Home research pack social enquiry infographic employmee christianity social impact visual Adelaide home owner January 26th lifestyle trend EFF professional development australian social research post rationalism emerging generations Christmas in Australia Financial Planning Association What is food insecurity? qualitative research land of the middle class Maxim Accounting earn medicine survey design social change award winner networking Channel Seven future of work holidays sunburnt country healthy future business performance environment Real Estate sports workforce students data analyst New South Wales Christmas season consumer emerging technologies English micro families litter interactive Performance Sentiment Index wealth and income distribution commute list SA young people publication narcissism typical australian Wellington households cooking sydney metro product media activity alpha suburb purpose Word Up tv growth schools life TDE rental stress generation alpha focus group ideas google for education Research Director vegemite Northern beaches Event social lives ultimo long weekend average sydneysider Christmas lunch paying to work rise of local parents affordable NBRS Christmas data baby name trends parenting easy rider entrepreneur contiki nfp average Australian public holiday marketing etiquette renter of the future Australia street media commentary live the dream impact Sydney’s south west safe gold coast resilience new york times panel aged care puzzle wages Northern Beaches cost of living Christmas presents NEETs hobart research services ashley fell economic education future sun ageing population trends analyst jobs seasons greetings slideshare participants faux-cilising stay home forum sentiments innovation domestic school Jura Australia national private wealth Research Executive brand experience growth of sydney Res Vis Financial Planning Week woolworths sydneysider training FPA baby names australia report relational 2016 internet in the media deloitte group population world youth day earning baby name predictions online shopping house price housing market 2014 winter sydneycity pharmacy 2017 brand forecast population growth CPI australian community trends report internship crime Financial Planning Association of Australia Australian demographics optus sydney event money residents Territory media release national wealth HSC sydney speaker Macquarie University the average aussie Sydney population religion proactive jobs of the future Australia Day ease of travel focus groups energy click Western Australia Wagga Wagga ferry