Since its inception in 1988, the Healthy Buildings conferences have been held in various locations throughout Europe, North America and Asia, however, to date, no conferences have been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Given that Australia has been experiencing a steady increase in interest in indoor air quality and healthy indoor environments over the last few decades it seems logical to hold the conference in Brisbane.The conference will begin on Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception and Opening Session. Every morning (Monday through Thursday) will begin with a plenary session delivered by internationally-recognised experts, followed by a series of six or seven concurrent technical sessions throughout each day. These sessions will reflect the full range of topics of importance to the field of indoor air sciences and health, including the interdisciplinary nature of this field. Technical sessions will include platform (oral) presentations, poster presentations, workshops and forums.