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8th Annual STEM Education Conference

18-19 October 2021 | Virtually Delivered

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Earn up to 14 hours of Elective PD points


This event is being virtually delivered

After careful consideration, and in light of ongoing COVID-19 developments in NSW, The STEM Education Conference scheduled for 18-19 October, will be going ahead as a fully virtual event.

We believe everyone should still be able to learn from great content, access important resources and connect with industry professionals. By offering a virtual event we hope to manage the challenges of COVID in a safe and dynamic way. More information in the ‘Virtually Delivered’ tab below.

The STEM Education Conference returns in a virtual format on 18-19 October.

This year, Australian teachers and schools have gone above and beyond to keep students learning. Educators seeking to implement STE(A)M projects and programs have faced challenges and disruption, and yet through some creative and resourceful methods schools have been able to engage students, collaborate across borders and ignite students’ curiosity to solve real-world problems.

At the STEM Education Conference, inspiring teachers will share successful strategies, ideas, resources and key takeaways, to implement in your schools.

Topics covered include:

  • Access STEM resources matched to the Australian Curriculum
  • STEAM/STEM on a budget
  • Equipment, resources, and room design
  • Resources for teacher planning and development
  • Industry collaboration and selecting the right industry partner for your school
  • Assessment and reporting in a time of disruption
  • Scaling STEM projects and programs
  • Improving student outcomes

Earn up to 14 hours of Elective PD points


The Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

Georgina Harrisson

Secretary, NSW Department of Education (NSW)

Daniel Dawkins

Head Teacher TAS, West Wallsend High School (NSW)

Associate Professor Joanne Jamie

Co-Director, National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University and Superstar of STEM, Science and Technology Australia (NSW)

Luciano Mesiti

CEO, Primary Industries Education Foundation (NSW)

Dr Scott Sleap

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

Deb Breckenridge

Yaegl Cultural Liaison Officer, Indigenous Bioresources Research Group, Macquarie University and Learning Support Officer, Maclean High School (NSW)

Julie King

Senior Manager, Curriculum and Project Lead, Digital Technologies, ACARA (NSW)

Nicola Steele

Leader of Integrated Learning, St Clare's College Waverley (NSW)

Ian Fairhurst

Team Leader of ICT Integration K-6, Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW)

Carol Quashie-Williams

Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (ACT)

Katheryn Elliot

Science and Environment Teacher, Farrer Primary School (ACT)

Laureate Professor Jenny Gore

Director, Teachers & Teaching Research Centre, School of Education, University of Newcastle (NSW)

Mr Matthew Scadding

ICT Integrator, Ravenswood School for Girls

Jeannine Ucdereli

Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching, St Joseph's Primary School, Port Macquarie, Diocese of Lismore (NSW)

Paul Mead

Co-Founder & MD, She Maps (QLD)

Sarah Blundell

Leader of Digital Pedagogies and STEM, St Joseph's Primary School, Port Macquarie, Diocese of Lismore (NSW)

Myra Singh

Academic Coordinator, CSIRO (NSW)

Debbie Yates

Head of ICT and STEM Program Coordinator, Ashdale Secondary College (WA)

Stephen Warwick

STEM Coordinator and D&T Teacher, Ashdale Secondary College (WA)

Teresa Janowski

Founder and CEO, STEM Fast Track (SA)

Wendy Bode

Deputy Principal of Global Tropics Future, Thuringowa State High School (QLD)

Jacqueline Gough

Head of Curious Minds, Haileybury (VIC)

Joanne Saville

Curriculum Leader Creative Arts, Director of The Gen Art Academie, Genazzano FCJ College (VIC)

Sue Floro

Head of Prep, Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW)

Angus Fabian

Technology Facilitator, Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW)

Matt Hawke

Stage 3 Educator and Year 6 Well-Being Leader, Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW)

Jason Milner

ICT Integrator, Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW)


CPD Points

Earn up to 14 hours of Elective PD points.

Under NESA requirements, all NSW teachers need to complete a minimum of 100 hours of PD in each maintenance period including:

  • Proficient Teachers: a minimum of 50 hours of NESA Accredited PD across all priority areas; or
  • HALTs: a minimum of 20 hours of NESA Accredited PD across all priority areas and 20 hours of professional commitment activities.

The balance of the 100 hours can be any combination of NESA Accredited PD or Elective PD, including professional commitment activities.

The STEM Education Conference meets the following Elective PD Criteria:

  • strategies for effective engagement with parents/carers and the community
  • mentoring, coaching, professional dialogue supporting teaching practice
  • educational leadership
  • relevant further study integrating ICT into teaching practice

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 STEM Education Summit in 2021.




View more images from STEM Education 2019 on our Flickr album here

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

Virtually Delivered

We believe everyone should still be able to learn from great content, access important resources and connect with industry professionals. By offering a virtual event we hope to manage the challenges of COVID in a safe and dynamic way.

You will be able to watch the livestream from any device. You’ll have the ability to ask questions after each session – all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace. You will also be able to watch content on-demand for 30 days post-event.

when & where

18 - 19 Oct 2021

Virtually Delivered


Still have a question?

Margaret Young
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4325

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4008

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