DAY ONE – Thursday 7 June 2018


9:00 | Chairpersons opening remarks

9:10 | Neuroscience meets technology: a vision of the future of classrooms learning and assessments

Prof. Adam Gazzaley, World famous Author, Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and Inventor; Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry; University of California ; Founder,  Neuroscape (USA)

9:40 | Future of Learning

Anthony Salcito, Vice President Education, Microsoft (USA)

10:00 | Space for learning: a new language for school design

  • Learn about the global shifts in School Design from the world's foremost authority on the subject
  • How to adapt your school environment to maximise its effectiveness as a great place to learn and teach
  • Transform your learning environments to transform education itself
Prakash Nair, World renowned futurist, visionary planner and educational architect; Founding President and CEO, Fielding Nair International (USA)

10:20 | Morning tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations



11:30 |  VIC school infrastructure projects overview

Chris Keating, CEO, Victorian School Building Authority

11:50 |  Panel Discussion:  Building schools of the future - national overview

Anthony Manning, CEO, NSW School Infrastructure
Dallas McInerney,
CEO, Catholic Schools NSW
Chris Keating,
CEO, Victorian School Building Authority

12:20 |  Vertical school design - Parramatta's Arthur Phillip High School

Karen Bryant,  Director, Public Schools NSW, NSW Department of Education

13:00 |  Lunch, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations



14:20 | Images of education futures – looking at the bigger picture

Professor Mark Brown, Director, National institute for Digital Learning

14:40 | Designing schools for tomorrow –   St Brigid’s Catholic Secondary College

Julie Terry, Principal, St Brigid’s Catholic Secondary College
Matthew Greene,
Head of Education, Paynter Dixon

15:00 | Shaping learning environments through collective collaboration

Richard Leonard, Director, Hayball; and Board Member, Learning Environments Australia (LEA)
Andrew Pender,
Practice Director, PMDL; International Board Member, Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)


15:20 | Learning Without Classrooms

Frank Kelly, Architect, Stantec (USA)

15:40 | Afternoon tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations



16:30 |  Panel Discussion: Understanding the PPP pathway from feasibility to financial close

Martin Locke, Adjunct Professor, UNSW (infrastructure financing specialist)
Vicki Waters, Principal, Pymble Ladies' College


17:00 |
The kinaesthetic classroom – promoting wellness & positivity through furniture

Dr. Peter Webster, Principal from John XXIII Primary & St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens


17:20 | Networking Drinks


The annual EduTECH Gala Dinner is the perfect opportunity to relax, reflect on the day, and enjoy good food, wine and music with peers from across the country. Showcasing great entertainment, live music and flowing drinks for all, this is an EduTECH highlight you wouldn’t want to miss.

*The Gala Dinner is a ticketed event


DAY TWO – Friday 8 June 2018


9:00 | Chairpersons opening remarks


9:10 | Design elements in learning environments

Prof. Stephen Heppell, Internationally acclaimed leader in learning, new media, and technology in education (UK)

9:30 | The Acoustics of Learning

Prof. Carol Flexer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Audiology, The University of Akron, Ohio (USA)

9:50 | Optimising Listening and communications conditions in learning spaces to maximise outcomes

  • Why sound is as important as sight
  • How to create an inclusive, calm and functional environment for the benefit of all learners and teachers

Dr Janelle Wills, Associate Director, Marzano Research, Solution Tree Australia; and Education Consultant, Hear and Learn



10:10 | Colours in the classroom learning environment

10:20 | A lesson in classroom furnishing design


10:30 | Improving audio accessibility of classrooms

10:40 | Powering low carbon schools


10:50 | Morning tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations


11:10 | New schooling models –  Footscray Learning Precinct
University of Melbourne

11:30 | Futures Learning imperatives

Kathleen Donohoe, Director, Futures Learning Unit, NSW Department of Education


During the breakout session delegates split into smaller groups where they attend three Roundtable Discussions. Roundtables are small group discussions focused on a particular topic and directed by a central table host who guides the conversation and facilitates questions and answers from participants. Roundtables run in three rotations of 30 minutes each. Delegates pre-select breakout sessions ahead of the event so they cover the issues and topics that matter most to them.

13:50 | Lunch, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations


14:30 | Delivering more sustainable & liveable education environments

Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, GCBA
14:50 | Rethinking HVAC - comfortable, sustainable & healthy
Speaker TBC
15:10 | The evolution & future challenges in learning space design – 10 years on
Dr Ben Cleveland, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Faculty of Architecture, University of Melbourne
15:00 | Now vs Next for ICT Directors
  • What does the future of ICT look like for the education sector?
  • What are the necessary skills needed for an ICT Director of the future?
  • Who are the key partners that a school needs for support?
Moderator: Ian Ralph, President, MITIE
Jenny Luca,
Head of Digital Learning and Practice, Wesley College in Melbourne

15:30 | Afternoon tea and coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

16:40 |

Dr. Peter Webster , Principal, John XXIII Primary & St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens

17:00 | End of day two & conference close