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4th Annual STEM Education Conference

Informa’s STEM education conference involves highly practical and interactive series offering solutions for the biggest challenges in STEM.

26-27 July 2017 | InterContinental Sydney

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


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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 4th Annual STEM Education Conference.



International Speakers


Dr Ellen Jorgensen

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Genspace, USA


Daryn Bean

Deputy Chief Executive – Māori, NZQA, New Zealand

Maaroof Fakhrin

Maaroof Fakhri

Director of Educational Partnerships, Labster, Denmark


Tom Gordon

Senior Science Communicator, University of Sydney


Jan Owen AM

CEO, Foundation for Young Australians


Dr Bernardo Leon de la Barra

Lecturer, University of Tasmania


Liz Jakubowski

Director, Ribit, Data61, CSIRO

Genevieve Lazzari

School Engagement Manager, Swinburne University of Technology


Margaret Shepherd

President, Science Teachers' Association of NSW


Daryn Bean

Deputy Chief Executive – Māori, NZQA, New Zealand

Dr Michelle Eady

Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong


Athena Vongalis-Macrow

Director, Women Leadership Lab

Dorothy Hoddinott AO

Principal, Holroyd High School and Pro-Chancellor and Fellow of Senate, University of Sydney

Sandra Googan

Senior Regional Manager – Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, LEGO


Felicity Furey

Founding Director & CMO, Machinam


Richard Johnson

STEM Specialist Teacher, Rostrata Primary School, WA

Susan Just

Principal, Lauriston Girls' School

Madelaine Ryan

Grace Burns, Anna Frazer, Meimi Liu, Grace Tsao, Genazzano FCJ College

John Phillips

John Phillips

Manager - Education Programs, The Warren Centre


Sid Verma

Founder, BrainSTEM

Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham OA

Creative Industries Faculty, QUT

Pennie Stoyles

STELR Program Manager, ATSE

Kelly Tagalan

GM, Code Club Australia


Dr Ellen Jorgensen

Co-Founder, Genspace, USA


Holly Tattersall

Founder & CEO, Women in Digital

Dr Steve Thornton

Executive Director, resolve; Mathematics by Inquiry, Australian Academy of Science

Dr Rachel Wilson

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Maaroof Fakhri

Maaroof Fakhri

Director of Educational Partnerships, Labster, Denmark


Dr Rowan Brookes

Senior Lecturer, Monash University


Dr Scott Sleap

Program Director, ME Program


Dr Michael Myers OAM

Executive Director, Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

Dr Jason Zagami

School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University


Dr Karen Murcia

Senior Lecturer, Curtin University

Deborah Palmer

Founding CEO, Integrated Curriculum Solutions


Still have a question?

Christoper Platt
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4037

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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