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6th Annual STEM Education Conference

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Dates for 2020 TBA, register your interest to receive updates

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Completing the 6th Annual STEM Education Conference will contribute 16 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Eligibility criteria:
To receive the 16 hours of registered PD it is essential to note that you must be a primary or a high (secondary) school or early childhood teacher in NSW at the Proficient Teacher Level.

If you’re coming from interstate, you may still be eligible to log the conference hours as professional development training, please refer to your relevant State Department of Education website to ascertain how you can go about receiving the PD.
Upon request, we are able to provide a certificate confirming your attendance at the event.

Since the unveiling of Australia’s National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026 we have seen tremendous changes and an exhilarating push to incorporate STEM into our curriculums. While aiming for the same goal, on the ground level, each school is different, meaning that STEM will look and feel different from one institution to the next.

Let’s embrace these differences and learn from one another– delegates and speakers alike. The need to think and act creatively is more prominent than ever, and Australian schools are rising to the occasion.

Please join us on August 6-7, 2019 at Rydges World Square for an exciting two days unpacking current STEM programs, learning how to bring STEM back to the classroom, and discussing key issues. Presentations from inspiring educators, leading researchers, industry and education changemakers who are moving forward with positive visions and successfully proven approaches to STEM.

Conference at a glance:

  • STEM policies nationwide
  • Model for starting a STEAM program/school– an interdisciplinary approach
  • Girls in STEM
  • Schools joining forces
  • Opening a STEM Centre
  • STEM implementation case studies and best practices (primary and secondary)
  • Project Management mini workshop
  • Industry connections and support
  • Making STEM relevant
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Extra networking and brainstorming time
  • Gamification of AR/VR as an educational tool



Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

Women in STEM Ambassador and Professor of Practice in Science Communication, UNSW Sydney

Julie King

Project Lead, Digital Technologies in focus, and Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Amy F. McCooe

CEO, Level Up Village

Katy Theobald

Associate Director, Bright Spots Schools Connection, Social Ventures Australia

Hans Geers

Principal, Brookman Primary School, WA

Katie Gloede

STEMfooty Program Manager, Adelaide Football Club

Nigel Smart

Chief Operating Officer, Adelaide Football Club

Teresa Janowski

CEO & Founder, STEM FastTrack

Tim Barlow

Director of Technology Innovation, St. Leonard's College, VIC

Claire Seldon

Learning Design Officer, NSW Department of Education

Frank Costello

Coordinator of STEM Robotics, Xavier College, VIC

Paula Taylor

Executive Officer in STEM Pedagogy, Centre for Innovation and Learning, ACT Education Directorate

Torres Webb

Education Specialist, CSIRO

Barbara Ryan

K-6 STEM Primary Curriculum Project Advisor, Learning and Teaching Directorate, Early Learning & Primary Education, NSW Department of Education

Ayesha Ali Khan

Mathematics Advisor K-6, Learning and Teaching Directorate, Early Learning & Primary Education, NSW Department of Education

Dr Scott Sleap

STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program Leader, NSW Department of Education, Secondary Education, Learning and Teaching Directorate

Melisa Trigg

Primary Principal, Kearsley Public School (Part of the Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence)

Matt Scott

STEM Curriculum Advisor 7-12 & SISP Project Manager, NSW Department of Education

Matt Sprakel

F/A-18 Classic Hornet Chief Engineer, Boeing Defence Australia

Tim Edwards

VP, Strategic Partnerships, LifeJourney

Dr. Anne Forbes

Senior Lecturer in STEM Education, Macquarie University

Derek Williamson

Program Delivery Manager, CSIRO Education and Outreach

Melika Grigg-Baycan

Associate, Tectura Architects

Sid Verma

Founder & Executive Director, BrainSTEM Ltd.

Julia Andrews

Director, External Engagement (Bathurst & Orange), Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Mary Coupland

Director of the Mathematics and Science Study Support Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney

Evelyn Allard

Primary Teacher, Yarrabah State School

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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


Still have a question?

Jamie Elekman
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4429

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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