DAY ONE – Thursday 7 June 2018

OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

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

 

BACKGROUND & STRATEGY


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

 

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION


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

 

FUNDING MODELS


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
 

WELLNESS


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


18:30 | GALA DINNER

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
 

ENVIRONMENT


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
 

PRODUCT PITCHES

 

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
 

TEACHING PRACTICE

 
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
 

11:50 | DAY TWO BREAKOUTS - SEMINARS

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.
  CLICK TO SEE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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

SUSTAINABILITY


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 |
Keynote

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


17:00 | End of day two & conference close