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9th Annual STEM Education Conference

26-27 July 2022 | The Rydges World Square Sydney

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The global economy is increasingly driven by technological advances, data and innovation evolving the workforce. The demand for professionals with STEM qualifications is closely linked to the skills they bring to the workplace like critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Therefore, it is critical for Australia’s economy to have qualified STEM professionals to meet the future needs of the labour market.

This year’s 9th Annual STEM Education conference, taking place on 26-27 July 2022, will assist educators, government and industry to create valuable partnerships to prepare students with STEM skills for future employment.

Key topics include:

– National STEM School Education Strategy 2016 – 2026
– STEM program tackling skills shortages in primary schools
– Augmented reality and student learning
– Incorporating STEM programs to develop digital literacy
– Design thinking of STEM curriculum
– Industry partnerships and pathways in STEM careers


Teresa Janowski

Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track

David de Carvalho

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Sam Nelson

STEM Coordinator, Southern Cross School of Distance Education

Robert Kelly

STEM Leader, Berwick Lodge Public School, VIC

Manjeet Singh Usma

AR Developer and ICT Researcher, Deakin University

Suada Bilali

Principal, Bankstown Girls High School

Kerrie Soars

Junior College STEAM Leader, Saint Stephen’s College

Toni Riordan

Principal, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, QLD

Ken Silburn

STEM Ambassador, Science and Technology Australia & President, LAZSTA (The Metropolitan Science Teachers’ Association)

Donna Pendergast

Head and Dean – Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University

Travis Vladich

Principal, John Curtin College of the Arts, WA

Peter Schreiner

Industry Innovation Specialist – Construction and Engineering Skills, TAFE NSW

Melissa D’Amico

STEAM Leader, St Columba College, Victoria

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Founder and CEO, Tech Girls Movement Foundation

Dr Cathy Foley

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist

Harry Kanasa

Lecturer and Program Director, Griffith University

Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM

Executive Director, Queensland Catholic Education Commission

Dr Paul Unsworth

STEM Education Researcher, University of South Australia

Prof Manjula Sharma

Director STEM Teaching Academy, The University of Sydney

Dr Scott Sleap

STEM Project Advisor 7 – 12, NSW Department of Education, Educational Standards Directorate (NSW)

Brett Moller

Director of Knowledge Services, St Andrew’s Anglican College, QLD

Dr Gregory Whitby

Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW

Dr Kathy Smith

Senior Lecturer - School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education, Monash University

Rob Barter

Head of STEM Department, Newcastle Grammar School, NSW

Bettianne Stuart

Head of The Arts, Benowa State High School, QLD


9:10 am


Teresa Janowski, Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track

9:00 am


9:20 am

Keynote Address: The role of STEM in the new Australian Curriculum

David de Carvalho, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

9:50 am

  • Resource and skilling challenges in setting up digital manufacturing
  • What have we so far managed to produce and what challenges have we overcome?
  • How has the school so far benefited from digital manufacturing?
  • Where to from here?


10:20 am

  • How AR can enhance student learning
  • Support of new technologies integration
  • Practical examples of AR in STEM classrooms and how it can be applied

10:50 am

Morning tea

11:20 am

  • Improving student learning outcomes through STEAM
  • Helping students thrive for girls in STEM
  • Creating opportunities for robot innovation

11:50 am

  • How can technology be used to enhance learning outcomes
  • Addressing challenges in promoting digital skills learning
  • Improving digital literacy

12:20 pm

Networking lunch

1:20 pm

  • Engaging students with STEM education
  • Designing and inspiring learning experiences
  • Developing excellence in cross-curricula educational programs


1:50 pm

2:30 pm

  • Measuring the success of schools-industry partnerships
  • Understand the gaps in the workforce and what future employers are looking for?
  • Providing industry placements and professional learning outcomes

3:00 pm

Afternoon tea

3:30 pm

  • Collaborating with industry for future work
  • Promoting STEM learning initiatives across the broader community
  • Aligning 21st century workforce skills in school learning

4:00 pm

  • Overcoming hurdles and challenges of STEM gender programs
  • Incorporating programs to boost STEM capabilities
  • Drive change for gender equity in STEM

4:30 pm

Closing remarks and end of conference day one

8:50 am



9:00 am

  • Advancements towards gender equity
  • Inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders
  • Supporting initiatives to drive gender equity across STEM disciplines

9:30 am

  • Improving STEM engagement and achievements with students and teachers
  • Fostering lasting relationships to deliver engagement experiences
  • How to increase uptake of STEM subjects
  • Enabling our next generation leaders to be ready for future opportunities

10:20 am

Morning tea

11:00 am

  • Aligning future focused workforce skills in curriculum
  • Successfully delivering problem and project-based learning practices in classrooms
  • Supporting teachers to deliver real-world problem and project-based programs

11:30 am

  • Key opportunities for schools during the pandemic
  • Adapting STEM learning projects to develop skills capacity
  • Industry connections for STEM programs

12:00 pm

Networking lunch

1:00 pm

  • Promoting importance of collaboration of STEM pathways and employment opportunities
  • Equipping students to succeed in the future
  • Effective communication through valued tertiary and industry partnerships

2:00 pm

Afternoon tea

2:30 pm

  • Sharpen collaboration skills and applying real-world experiences in classrooms
  • Creating a link and engagement with partners
  • How schools can better their performance for STEM

3:00 pm

  • Incorporating Arts into students education
  • Develop new ideas and linking between arts and science
  • Future-proofing STEAM into the school’s curriculum

3:30 pm

Closing remarks and end of conference day two



Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2495+GST
Virtual Pass$2195+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1995+GST
Virtual Pass$1695+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1095+GST
Virtual Pass$795+GST
  • Standard rate from 1 June 2022

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Form meaningful connections, generate quality leads and build brand awareness at Australia’s premier forum for educators, policy-makers and thought-leaders in STEM. Reach out to us directly today to discuss your business needs and receive tailored advice on how you can participate at the 9th Annual STEM Education Summit 2022.



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STEM Education Conference 2019


“Overall this was a great event, It allowed educators exposure to others educators innovative practices. Companies offer amazing products but very few (public) schools have the resourcing to foster the high end tech approach. It was great to see a range of other approaches.”
Paul Anderson, NT Schools

“Very well organised and run event with a collection of excellent speakers.”
Roy Anderson, Catholic Education NT

“A very informative professional learning experience, a must for anyone who would like to gain in-depth knowledge and insights into STEM pedagogy.”
Neroli Rose, Ebor Public School

“This event gave me insight into the wide range of resources that are available to support teachers in STEM.”

“This is not a trade show. You are not going to be sold a snake oil solution to STEM in a box. What you will do is engage in learning and networking with people who will inspire you.”
Michael Gowers, St Monica’s College

“Outstanding event with relevant information, Well Done.”
Adrian Rayner, Education Queensland


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when & where

26 - 27 Jul 2022

The Rydges World Square Sydney
389 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 8268 1888

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