2017 Bond Homecoming

Join our annual festival where alumni, students, staff and the wider Bond community celebrate the University’s Foundation - May, 1989. Reconnect with fellow Bondies and see how the campus has grown at Homecoming 2017.

View the 2017 Homecoming Program.

Connect and Celebrate at Homecoming 2017

2017 Schedule of Events

The Transformer is a new co-curricular program designed to enable innovation, foster student curiosity, develop creativity and enhance the entrepreneurial experience at Bond. The program brings together students from all disciplines to discover, explore and mobilise their ideas with support from alumni mentors and industry leaders; all within Bond's newest and most innovative space.

Date: Monday 15 May
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Bond Business School
Tickets: Invitation only

A night of celebration as we announce and award the 2017 Alumni Award recipients. Join Bond University VIP guests, senior staff, high-achieving alumni and distinguished community members at this networking event.

Date: Thursday 18 May
Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Location: Princeton Room
Attire: Business
Tickets: $150 per person (includes three-course dinner and three-hour drink package)

Join us for the After Party at Don's Tavern!

Annual meeting of the Alumni Advisory Board, Alumni Committee Presidents and Bond University Limited Alumni Members. This in-person meeting, also attended by the Vice-Chancellor, the Alumni and Development team, and Faculty representatives, is an important opportunity for alumni leaders to discuss key advocacy and strategic matters.

Date: Friday 19 May
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Location: University Centre, with lunch in the University Club
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Invitation only

Alumni who commenced Bond degrees in 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 are invited to take a guided tour of campus. These years represent 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 year reunions.

Revisit the buildings you remember and explore new facilities, including the Abedian School of Architecture building, ADCO Amphitheatre, Faculty of Heath Sciences & Medicine building, Founders’ Corner, Sports Centre, and the Sustainable Development Precinct.

Date: Friday 19 May
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: ADCO Amphitheatre
Tickets: Complimentary

Join us as we celebrate the University’s 28th Foundation Day. Alumni, students, staff and their families are invited to celebrate the foundation of our university. Fireworks will light up the sky and the Bond Band will take to the stage, followed by Bec Whitehead and the Redtie Band. Free kids activities will also be available.

Date: Friday 19 May
Time: 5:00pm-10:30pm, Fireworks to commence at 7:30pm
Location: Ornamental Lawns (down by the Lake)|
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary. Pre-registration required.

The Innovation Challenge: Harnessing Start-Up Best Practice to Sell Innovative Ideas in an Organisation
Do you ever wonder why some ideas gain traction in organisations while others don’t, even though they appear just as worthy? Learn the secrets behind startup pitches and improve your ability to sell a good idea to those who can make it happen.

Presenter: Dr Baden U'Ren
Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
​Location: Basil Sellers Theatre, University Centre
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary


Healthcare of the Future: Are We Prepared?
What will the healthcare landscape look like in 2029 when Bond University turns 40? What practices will remain and what will be the emerging trends?  Will the hoped-for potential of stem cells to cure disease have been realised? What will healthcare look like in the hospital and the community? These questions and many others have implications for health professionals in a future enabled by empowering technologies and integrated team-based care. How can we prepare the next generation of graduates to be effective in this space and how can we lead this revolution? This lively panel discussion will be led by the Dean of Medicine and will feature high profile academics and healthcare professionals.

Presenter: Professor Peter Jones and leading "Futurist" Health Professionals
Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
​Location: Theatre 4, University Centre
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary


Legal Professionalism in the 21st Century
The contemporary legal services delivery landscape is on the verge of radical transformation in the face of globalisation and digital disruption, and so too is our understanding of what it means to be a legal professional. To survive and thrive during this period of disruption, ‘professionalism’ for lawyers must include much more than courtesy to colleagues and clients, and compliance with professional conduct rules. It must incorporate commercial realism, digital literacy, cultural competency, emotional intelligence and moral leadership. Nick presents a new model for legal professionalism in the 21st century, and considers how it can be developed, practised and taught.

Presenter: Professor Nick James
Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
​Location: Theatre 4, University Centre
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary


Crafting Your Story: Brand Narratives for Competitive Professionals
How do you make your ideas and yourself stand out? Tell us a story. Narrative is fast becoming one of the most important leadership and employment skills, in part because a good yarn will travel faster and stay with an audience longer than any fact. In this session, Bond’s national award-winning academic and published writer shares the secrets of good storytelling and how some simple narrative techniques can be used for professional success; in networking, job interviews and on social media.

Presenter: Ms Caroline Graham
Date: Saturday 20 May
​Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm
Location: Basil Sellers Theatre, University Centre
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary


Project Management: Are You Realising Competitive Advantage from this Age-Old... New Discipline?
Everyone manages projects, but not everyone is a project manager. This simple and confronting reality reveals that best practice in project management (PM) sits at the far right-hand side of the scale where few professionals and organisations operate. As technical, environmental and social challenges grow in complexity, demand has grown for project managers. The remains of ancient buildings from cultures long gone demonstrate that construction and project management have been around for millennia. However, modern standards require you and your organisation to use best practice in planning. Do you? 

Presenter: Professor Alan Patching
Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 12:45pm-1:30pm
​Location: Basil Sellers Theatre, University Centre
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Complimentary

Staff from the Career Development Centre, Library, Office of Future Students and the Sports Centre will be available for consultations. Ask about the services and benefits you can access as a Bond graduate.

Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 9:30am-2:00pm
​Location: Basil Sellers Foyer, University Centre
Tickets: Complimentary

The Basil Sellers Café will also be operating from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

Come and support Bond as we take on our arch-rival, The University of Queensland! Faculty representatives
and alumni leaders will be in the VIP Alumni area so come and enjoy a casual afternoon of networking at the rugby. All alumni, students, staff, family and friends welcome!

Date: Saturday 20 May

  • 11:10am Colts
  • 12:30pm Premier Colts
  • 1:50pm Premier Reserves
  • 3:20pm Premier Game

​Location: Rugby Grounds
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: Grandstand seating is free. $50 tickets to the VIP Alumni area (includes four drinks and canapés).

The inaugural Bond Benefit Dinner is fundraising event and all alumni are encouraged to attend. Hosted by the MBA Alumni Committee, all proceeds raised from tickets and sponsorship will be allocated to Bond University student scholarships and bursaries.

Keynote speaker: David Baxby, CEO & Founder, Annecy Capital Partners (Class of 1992)
Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Princeton Room
Attire: Sharp suits and cocktail dresses
Tickets: All tickets include a three-course dinner and four-hour drink package:

  • Single $175
  • Table of Eight $1,200
  • Table Sponsorship $2,500+ (limited available)

Click here for more information about sponsoring the Bond Benefit Dinner.

Each ticket includes a $50 tax deductible donation ($400 for tables of eight).

Join us for the After Party at EAST Broadbeach!

Established in 2002, Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia’s largest free music festivals. Feeding on the village-like atmosphere and relaxed ambience of Broadbeach, the festival nurtures Australian talent and provides a stage for international acts. Join us and enjoy all the festival has to offer!

Date: Sunday 21 May
Time: 11:30am-3:00pm
Location: Victoria Park, Broadbeach (under the Bond umbrellas)
Attire: Smart casual
Tickets: This is a free community event; no ticket is required to attend.

Homecoming 2016 Flashback

Photo taken by Kerrie Brailsford

In 2016 we celebrated 27 years of Bond history. Activities were scheduled across four days, including the Friday night festival and fireworks display which again welcomed over 1,000 people.

View photos from our 2016 celebrations!

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or requests for further information.

Alumni & Development Office
Email: alumni@bond.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 5595 1093