"The 2008 Sydney Architecture Festival is focussed on Circular Quay - the Gateway to Sydney. Held on Monday 6 October, World Architecture Day, the Festival will feature architectural tours of the city; activities at the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House; talks, exhibitions and kids activities at Customs House; tours of Cockatoo Island and much more."
The 'Conversation Corner' informal talks event looks really interesting. There's a new speaker every 15 minutes. This event will be held at Customs House, 1st floor, from 10am - 4pm.
10:15am Sacha Coles, Aspect Studios & NSW AILA Vice-President - Inspirational Landscape Architectural Projects;
11:15am Ken Maher - Central Station precinct project;
3:30pm Richard Francis-Jones - Circular Quay precinct project;
3.45pm Frank Stanisic - 2008 Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing and more..
'Magazine Monday' is an architecture magazine and book exchange event that will be held in the forecourt of Customs house. This also sounds like a cool event to check out. You can buy titles with a gold coin donation, with the proceeds going to the Architects without Frontiers and Emergency Architects.