Sydney, 7 - 8 June 2018

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Jun 709:00
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Welcome to EduTECH 2018

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Welcome to EduTECH and EduBUILD attendees.
Jenny Brockie, Australian journalist and documentary-maker, Host for the SBS program, InsightAustralia
Jun 709:10
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PLENARY: Neuroscience meets technology: a vision of the future of classrooms learning and assessments

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LOCATION: THE THEATRE
  • How to navigate the distracted mind of a student – understanding ancient brains in a high-tech world
  • Overview of what neuroscience tells us about student learning and assessments
  • Learn from recent case studies on the use of technology as educational tools to improve cognitive abilities of your students
Jun 709:30
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PLENARY: Embracing the change to deliver on digital transformation

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LOCATION: THE THEATRE

Technology has promised to change the way we all learn, but the challenge remains one of people and organisations embracing the change. Our schools and learning environments now have greater potential to empower every student to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with insights driving a more personal connection. This session will show how, with the right mindset, technology can underpin personalised and predictive learning environments and empower educators and schools to shift the dynamics of the traditional “school” and “classroom”. The era of automation is winding down…the time for true transformation is upon us.
Jun 710:00
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PLENARY: Space for learning: a new language for school design

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LOCATION: THE THEATRE​
  • 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, Founding President and CEO, Fielding Nair InternationalUnited States
Jun 710:20
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PLENARY: What is Machine Learning (ML)? What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Why are they so important & topical right now?

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LOCATION: THE THEATRE​
  • Demystify machine learning and reflect on the possibilities for education
  • Hear how ML is changing Google, our edu tools, the companies and organisations we work with, and ultimately, the world
  • Walk away being able to explain ML to your colleagues (or a pre-schooler!) andimagine the potential for ML as a tool to support future focused teaching and learning
Jun 710:30
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Morning tea

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Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
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Jun 711:20
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Victorian School Building Authority projects overview

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  • Victoria believes that every child deserves access to a great school to prepare them to thrive in the 21st century
  • The Victorian School Building Authority is managing the education construction boom that will help ensure this
  • Learn how the Victorian Government is choosing to invest more than $3.8 billion for education state reforms
Jun 711:40
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Panel discussion: building schools of the future - national overview

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  • The panel will discuss various East coast education sector projects that are in planning and under development
  • They will share critical considerations in developing adaptable learning environments and schools of the future
  • You will discover how to engage and work with government to be part of Australia’s education sector evolution
Jun 712:20
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Western Sydney University’s vertical campus initiative: space optimisation and improvement

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Space optimisation is an ongoing challenge for educational institutions. Western Sydney University (WSU) has actively sought to improve its space utilisation to enhance student engagement and experience. This WSU case study will present the design principles and discuss learnings from Western’s vertical campus initiative. Questions which will be addressed include:
  • Why consider a vertical campus?
  • What do current vertical campuses look like?
  • What are some key design features in vertical campuses?
  • How can space usage be optimised in a vertical campus model?
Jun 712:40
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Vertical school design - Parramatta's Arthur Phillip High School

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  • Learn about the redevelopment and expansion of the future-focused, multi-story Arthur Phillip High School
  • Understand the key components involved in developing a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, flexible learning space
  • Discover how to manage internal and external stakeholders when undertaking school redevelopment projects
Jun 713:10
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Lunch

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Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 714:10
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The learning environment of the future

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Planning for future needs is vital for buildings that are expected to perform well for their life cycle. The design incorporates robust, reliable solutions and technology that enhances the communication, sustainability and security of the learning space, with potential for future adaptability.
Jun 714:20
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Global perspective - creating educational environments of the future

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  • Learn how European educational institutions are re-thinking the use of ICT in school environment design
  • Explore how the nature of the student learning experience has changed and is being impacted by ICT
  • Discover emerging technology trends that are reshaping classrooms and student learning opportunities
Jun 714:40
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School design case study: St Brigid’s Catholic Secondary College

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  • Paynter Dixon recently completed the second stage of St Brigid’s Catholic Secondary College redevelopment
  • Master planned from a greenfield site, the College now provides leading-edge education methods for students
  • Discover key insights into how the project team engaged with the community to shape the schools final design
Jun 715:00
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Shaping learning environments through collective collaboration

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  • Learning Environments Australasia help professionals work together to build better learning environments
  • Their mission is to facilitate the relationship between Learning and Place to build better schools & universities
  • Discover key insights into how Learning Environments Australasia helps foster collective collaboration
Jun 715:20
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Elements of Schooling

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Discover the ‘Elements of Schooling’ – exploring the integral links between Instructional Approaches, Technology Resources, Use of Time, Spatial Environments, Community Context and Funding Resources. Attendees will come to understand the need to consider all of these elements in collaboration and context, and will learn that previous failures to grasp this context explains why so many potentially impactful ideas for education have come to so little.
Frank Kelly, Architect, StantecUnited States
Jun 715:40
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Afternoon tea

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Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 716:20
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The kinaesthetic classroom – promoting wellness & positivity through furniture

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Dr. Peter Webster, Principal from John XXIII Primary & St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens NSW will share insight into how they approached building a 'new-new' school that has reconceptualised the learning environment and created richer atmospheres’ for learning.
Peter Webster, Principal, St John XXII Catholic Learning CommunityAustralia
Jun 716:40
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Understanding the PPP pathway from feasibility to financial close

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  • Public-Private Partnerships are an increasingly important and popular way to fund school development projects
  • However, every PPP project has its own unique characteristics, challenges and critical project considerations
  • Discover key insights for planning, leading, and delivering PPP projects from feasibility to financial close
Jun 717:00
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Networking drinks

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17:00 - 19:00

Join us in celebrating EduTECH 2018 with nibbles, networking, free-flowing drinks and live entertainment held across the entire Exhibition hall. Everyone is invited!
Drinks hosted by Terrapinn (Event Organisers), Delegates, Speakers, and ExhibitorsAustralia
Jun 719:00
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Gala Dinner

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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 separately ticketed event.

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Jun 809:00
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BREAKOUTS: Roundtables

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09:00 - 10:30

Choose between a wide variety of specific topics to discuss and debate with your peers. This is a completely open forum where you have the chance to split into smaller groups, and attend 3 x 30-minute discussion roundtables to swap ideas and leverage the knowledge and experiences of your peers.
Australia learning without classrooms
Frank Kelly, Architect, StantecUnited States
Campus safety & crisis: evolution of security in education, current challenges and opportunities
How to become a better negotiator with your suppliers
Risk management strategies for facilities managers in schools and universities
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Jun 811:10
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If Learning was the Olympics, we would pay a lot more attention to the aggregation of marginal gains

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In elite sport, the athletes, armed with complex data + data analytics, and with the most up-to-date understanding of the many variables involved in excelling, are constantly looking for ways to do things differently and better. If Learning was an Olympics event, we would simply do it better. This input explores how, and reflects on how elite sport are already building better learning facilities themselves.
Jun 811:30
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The acoustics of learning

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Dr. Carol Flexer is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, and international thought leader in discussing how young brains thrive when we respect the transmission and reception of auditory information. She will share insight into how the auditory environment in all forms, sizes and uses, shapes a child’s ability to listen to and process auditory information. Attendees will learn how a fresh and evidenced-based understanding of auditory learning can improve educational outcomes and learning space functionality.
Jun 811:50
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Optimising listening and communications conditions in learning spaces to maximise outcomes

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Jun 812:00
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Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy

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  • Why renewable energy?
  • The benefits of solar and battery storage for schools
  • How has the integration of renewable energy helped Australian schools
Jun 812:30
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Lunch, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

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Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 814:00
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Carlton Connect case study

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The University of Melbourne is engaged in the development and construction of a 50,000 sq m innovation precinct adjacent to its main campus in Parkville, providing space for (among others) researchers, students, industry partners, creative spaces, startups and student accommodation. Julie will talk about some lessons learned thus far about developing infrastructure to support strategy and partnering with the private sector.
Jun 814:20
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Futures learning imperatives

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  • Classrooms worldwide are being redeveloped to support the learning and development of students
  • Discover first-hand some key project considerations you need to consider for transforming learning spaces
  • Plus, learn successful strategies for planning ‘fresh’ learning space as well as managing project stakeholders
Jun 814:40
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Delivering more sustainable & liveable education environments

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  • GBCA aim to accelerate the transformation of the built environment, delivering more sustainable places
  • Jorge will discuss trends reshaping the nature of the sustainable built environment and its impact on students
  • He will also outline the benefits of the Green Star – Interiors rating tool and how it can improve health, sustainability and productivity in learning environments of the future
Jun 815:00
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The evolution & future challenges in learning space design – 10 years on

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Dr Benjamin Cleveland is Chief Investigator for the ARC Linkage Project, ‘Innovative Learning Environments + Teacher Change’ and acted as Research Manager for the ARC Linkage Project, ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’. He has recently lead a review of the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s school area guidelines and run a three-year program of learning environment evaluation for Catholic Education in Melbourne and Parramatta.
Jun 815:20
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Afternoon tea and coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

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Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 816:00
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Contract management: whole of sector contract approaches for education

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  • How to collaborate on sector-wide procurement
  • Overview of the Higher Ed Services cost-effective activities across the sector
  • How to leverage the scale of an education sector and replicate the Higher Ed Services model of procurement
Andrew Trnacek, CEO, Higher Ed ServicesAustralia
Jun 816:20
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The new themes driving rapid change in urban development from Australia and the world

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  • Learn from real-world examples of new developments outside of the education sector (e.g. mixed-use, residential, office, retail)
  • Discover the different forces of change within the development industry
  • Understand how these forces can translate to the education sector
Jun 816:40
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Asset capital works procurement at RMIT

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  • Innovation and insights on RMIT procurement policy framework
  • Asset and capital works procurement initiatives
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