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3rd Annual STEM Education Conference  

3rd Annual STEM Education Conference

Informa's STEM education conference involves highly practical and interactive series offering solutions for the biggest challenges in STEM. Register today!

27 - 28 July 2016 | Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Melbourne

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Delivering the World's next generation of Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Mathematicians is no easy feat. Business demands these skills more than ever, yet there is a sizeable gulf between the current STEM curriculum and the skills and knowledge required for STEM professions.

How does one inspire and prepare a young student for a career in Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering or Microbiology, for example? How can we create STEM innovators through high quality educational programs? And how can we encourage females to pursue careers in these male-dominated industries (currently just 20% of STEM leadership positions are fulfilled by women).

These are some of the key topics being addressed at Informa's 3rd Annual STEM Conference.

Featuring prominent "STEM heroes" and those at the forefront of STEM Education, the conference will discuss:

  • How to improve the quality of STEM educational programs and increase their industry relevance.
  • How to encourage female interest and participation in STEM disciplines and, especially STEM leadership.
  • Federal and State initiatives and investment plans.

Key speakers so far confirmed include:

Rose Hiscock Rose Hiscock, Director, Science Gallery Melbourne
Marguerite Evans-GaleaMarguerite Evans-Galea, Co-Founder, Women in Science Australia
Fiona Hayes Fiona Hayes, President, Women in Technology
James Liu James Liu, Co-founder, iVicon & Houston Association for Science and Space Education, USA
Robert Randall Robert Randall, CEO, ACARA (Subject to Availability)
Doron Ben-Meir Doron Ben-Meir, Vice-Principal Enterprise, Chancellery, University of Melbourne
Lizzie Brown Lizzie Brown, CEO, Engineers Without Borders
Dr Radley Mahlobo Dr Radley Mahlobo, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics
Liz Jakubowski Liz Jakubowski, Director, Ribit (CSIRO)
Melodie Potts Melodie Potts-Rosevear, Founder & CEO, Teach for Australia
Holly Kershaw, Creative Director, Fizzics Education
Justin Matthys, Founder, Maths Pathway
Peter Pentland & Penni Stoyles, Executive Manager Schools Program, STELR Program Manager
Justine Calleja, Lecturer (Mining & Engineering), University of Wollongong
Gary Egan Prof Gary Egan, Director ARC Centre of Excellent for Integrative Brain Function, Monash University
Dr Zora Vreclj, Associate Professor of Engineering & Science, University of Victoria
Dr Jane Hunter, Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, University of Technology, Sydney
Dion Oxley, COO, Quizling
Marko Njavro, CEO, apptEDUde
Dr Bernardo León de la Barra, Lecturer (Control Systems Engineering), University of Tasmania
Jenny Murphy, CEO, Latitude Group Travel
Christine Mangelsdorf, Chair of Recruitment & Publicity Committee (Mathematics), University of Melbourne
Milorad Cerovac, Program Leader, Google Robots in the Outback Program
Lauren Sayer, Director of Learning Technologies, Haileybury
Soula Bennett, Director, Quantum Victoria
Ashley Van Krieken, Manager (Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives), Emerging Sciences Victoria
Denise Cuthbert, Dean (School of Graduate Research), RMIT University
Robyn Arianhod, Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
Tara Murphy, Professor of Radio Astronomy, University of Sydney
Georgina Such, Senior Lecturer (School of Chemistry), University of Melbourne
Chris Monk, Head of Region - Asia Pacific, Decoded
Tania Sheward, Producer & Media Tutor, Digital Storytellers @ Macleay College
Daffydd Wiesner-Ellix, Senior Associate, CBD Strategic

Through interactive panel debates, seminars and presentations, the conference will imbue Teachers and Education leaders with the skills, confidence and technical know-how to give their students the best possible start to a career in STEM.

For further information about this event or to register your place, please follow the links above.

To enquire about sponsoring this event please contact:

Alex Cook - T: 02 9080 4425 - E:

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