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5th Annual STEM Education Conference

Integrating STE(A)M into the curriculum and beyond

25-26 July 2018 | Rydges World Square, Sydney

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K-12, Government & Higher Education rates available - See pricing below


Two years on from the unveiling of Australia’s National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026, what progress has been made, and where to next?

As technology continues to transform industries, educators are challenging traditional teaching models, implementing new curricula and driving change in their classrooms and communities today. In an evolving, digital world, how can we best equip our students with the skills needed in quantum computing or biotechnology, or even for careers and industries that don’t exist yet?

Increasingly, the movement in Australia and globally is shifting towards STEAM – integrating STEM with the Arts, including art and design, the humanities and entrepreneurship – and embedding the ‘real world’ into learning.

This year’s STEM Education Conference will explore this theme and feature hands-on workshops, panels and presentations from inspiring educators, leading researchers, as well as industry and education changemakers.

Please join us on 25-26 July at the Rydges World Square, Sydney as we share ideas, engage in lively and nuanced discussion and learn from each other, about the challenges, purpose and opportunities to be harnessed.


  • Participate in hands-on workshops, learn skills and take away tools for classroom activities with proven outcomes for a range of budgets (Primary and Secondary streams)
  • Best practice models for integrated STEAM learning
  • The world in 2030 and post-school pathways
  • Building and utilising strong partnerships with industry and tertiary institutions
  • Addressing key challenges including diversity, access, driving change, leadership, resourcing and inclusion
  • Future-looking research and conversation about the how education and the teaching profession will evolve

We invite all principals, early-learning, primary and high-school teachers, tertiary educators, researchers, governments, and science and tech industry representatives to attend this Conference.




The Hon. Rob Stokes MP

Minister for Education, NSW Government

Mark Scott AO

Secretary, NSW Department of Education

Andrew Mashman

P-TECH Industry Liaison, Skilling Australia Foundation

Camille Rogers

NSW Project Officer, STEM Professionals in Schools CSIRO Education and Outreach

Dr Carole Haeusler

Lecturer in Science Education, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Chau Le

Senior Science Communicator, University of Sydney

Davinder Mann

APAC Director,

Emily Signorini

Head Teacher Secondary Studies, Transitions Coordinator, Casula High School

Eugenia O’Brien

Senior Science Communicator, University of Sydney

Ian Stuart

Founder, Atomic School

Jackie Randles

Manager, Inspiring Australia (NSW)

Jessica Legg

Year 4 Classroom Teacher, St Ives North Public School | STEM Action School

Joanna Horton

Lead Research Analyst, CSIRO Data61

Dr Joshua Ho

Head of Bioinformatics, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Kelsie Dadd

Program Director, Curious Minds ASI

Kerry Wallace-Massone

Technology Teacher, Heathcote High School

Kieran Nolan

Educational Technologist, Blockchain Global

Kristen Hebden

Lead Teacher - STEM technologies, Lauriston Girls' School

Kylie Walker

CEO, Science & Technology Australia AND Chair, Australia National Commission for UNESCO

Lisa Price

Chief Executive Officer, Baw Baw La Trobe LLEN

Lisa Wark

Head Teacher Technological and Applied Studies, Riverside Girls High School

Matthew Scadding

TAS Teacher, Ravenswood School for Girls

Maya Marcus

Education Lead UTS Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Meg Brighton

Deputy Director-General, ACT Education Directorate, and Member, National STEM Partnerships Forum

Natalie Wall

Finalist, CSIRO Indigenous STEM Teacher Award 2017

Nirupma Kumar

Head Teacher Science and STEM Leader, Holroyd High School

Caitie McClelland

Chief Development Officer, Robogals Global

Peter Ellerton

Director UQ Critical Thinking Project

Rick Evans

STEM Workforce Manager, Regional Development Australia - Hunter

Sherrill Nixon

Director of Donor Relations, Schools Plus

Sid Verma

Founder & Executive Director, BrainSTEM

Dr Stefan Schutt

Director, Whittlesea Tech School and Co-founder, The Lab

Susan Just

Principal, Lauriston Girls' School

Teresa Janowski

General Manager, STEM Nation

Prof Tom Lowrie

Centenary Professor & Director of STEM Education Research Centre

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STEM 2018

when & where

25 - 26 Jul 2018

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Margaret Young
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4037

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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