Calendar Of Events


New Generation Learning Space Design 2016

15-16 March 2016

Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne15 – 16 MARCH, 2016 – WOODWARD CONFERENCE CENTRE,VICTORIA,AUSTRALIA


Innovative, engaging and interactive learning environments have become a key focus for education facilities. The 2016 New Generation Learning Space Design Summit has shifted its focus to not only proven successful design of spaces, but the link between pedagogical practice and new learning environments, better utilising these spaces, improving process and communication in the design and construction phases, and effective leadership and professional development to help academics transition from old to new.  Three key elements will be explored:

  • – Improve design of space and use of technology and furniture to maximise impact
  • – Improve communication in design and construction phase between teachers, IT, project managers and architects to improve outcome
  • – Changing teacher mindset to link space, technology and pedagogy
  • Register online


Total Facilities 2016

6-7 April 2016

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australia’s largest industry exhibition for facilities and workplace professionals, Total Facilities 2016, will take place from 6 – 7 April at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Returning to Melbourne with an exciting new proposition, Total Facilities now unites both facilities and workplace professionals in the ultimate industry destination for the built and work environment. Held annually between Sydney and Melbourne, it’s Australia’s largest learning and networking event for facility management and like-minded professions looking to create more efficient, sustainable and productive facilities and workplaces.

Over two value-packed days, Total Facilities will bring together the largest concentration of facility suppliers offering leading products and services to executives seeking solutions for their next project in the areas of cleaning, HVAC, energy, fit-out, HS&E, people planning and more. Total Facilities delivers knowledge and innovation to professionals responsible for managing, maintaining and enhancing the working environment.

The Seminar Theatre will host renowned industry speakers who will have visitors rethinking their approach to FM with session after session of practical, tactical information for running smarter, more efficient facilities and workplaces. The New Product Showcase will once again feature the newest, brightest and most innovative products to launch in the Australian facilities market over the last 12 months.

For more information and to register for free entry visit:


Thurs 7th & Fri 8th April 2016
Ivanhoe Grammar School
TeachTechPlay’s aim is to provide quality professional learning, inviting educators from around the world to share lesson ideas, resources and tools they have used successfully in their classroom.
Join our education leading Keynote Speakers, Alice Keeler, the Queen of GAFE & Google Classroom, and the amazing ICT Evangelist Mark Anderson on their first educational tour of Australia!
This 2 day conference is designed by teachers for teachers, showcasing the best pedagogical practices and providing quality professional learning on digital technologies that will enhance teaching and learning.
Sessions Focus:
Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom, Microsoft, Student Centred Learning, Student Voice, Project Based Learning, Digital Technologies Curriculum, Makerspace, Coding, iPads, Chromebooks

Digital Education Show Asia

18-19 April 2016

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur

Join thousands of leading minds in education and technology at the Digital Education Show Asia conference and exhibition held this upcoming 18-19 April in Kuala Lumpur.  Discover how Asian MoE’s and private educators can harness the power of technology to improve learning outcomes. With strong support from Ministry of Education Malaysia and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), The Digital Education Show Asia continues to be seen as the biggest digital education event in South East Asia.

The key theme for 2016 is enabling 21st Century skills with technology, with focused content on how Education Leaders, Library Leaders, IT leaders and Business Managers from the private, international and public sectors across K-12 and tertiary institutions can approach this challenge in the ASEAN education hub.

The seniority, theme and reach of the event make Digital Education Show Asia the most complete edutech and e-learning show in Asia.

Find out more:


Connected Education Summit

19–20 April 2016

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne


The 2nd annual Connected Education Summit is organised by the same team that organises EduTECH (Brisbane) and the National FutureSchools Expo (Sydney). This one-day summit is one of ten parallel conferences taking place at the giant CONNECT EXPO.


The Connected Education Summit is a strategic-level, business-meets-policy conference that brings together leaders from four key areas (education + industry/business + government + tech sector) to discuss the role each needs to play to ensure that today’s students are ready for tomorrow’s increasingly globally competitive digital world.


Who attends?

  • school system leaders and policy makers
  • state and federal education department leaders and policy makers
  • tertiary education leaders
  • heads of faculty, education (School of Education/Teacher Training College)
  • training, learning and development, and skills development managers from within business and government
  • ICT, broadband and telecom infrastructure providers
  • business and industry leaders
  • education technology providers


Discussion topics include:

  • skills required in the next 10 years to ensure Australia remains competitive in the digital economy
  • how industry, education and government can collaborate to build the skill set needed in the next decade
  • how to increase interest in STEM subjects
  • how to increase female interest in STEM subjects
  • how technology is disrupting current education (and business) models
  • how Gen Alpha will interact with their world digitally
  • internationalising education: building global competence
  • personalising learning in a global world: interconnectivity, engagement, crowdsourcing
  • next generation broadband: enabling greater participation in the global education community
  • business opportunities for technology companies

Visit for more information.


EduTECH 2016

30–31 May 2016

Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane


EduTECH is the largest education event in Australasia, Asia-Pacific and the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring 8 congresses, 8 masterclasses, and 1 huge exhibition; this event is a one giant festival for all of education. It covers the entire learning life-cycle from K-12 schools, higher education, VET and workplace learning institutions.

The congresses include:

  • K-12 Ed Leaders Congress
  • K-12 Business Administrators and Managers Congress
  • K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress
  • Future Library Congress
  • Higher Ed Leaders Congress
  • Tertiary Education IT Leaders Congress
  • Workplace Learning Congress
  • VET Leaders Congress

There will be over 230 expert speakers in education and beyond, including Jane McGonigal, David Thodey, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Anthony Muhammad, Dr Bron Stuckey, Aaron Tait and many more!

Don’t miss out on Masterclasses with keynote speakers for a more intimate and engaged learning experience. Check out the website to view Masterclass options!

EduTECH features one huge exhibition with 250+ education and technology suppliers, TeachMeets, Makers’ Playground, Free expo seminars, How-To zones, and a Treasure Hunt competition! There is a multitude of things to do as a delegate, expo visitor and an exhibitor.

Early Bird discounts cut-off is 1 December 2015!

Visit the website for more information –


Education Nation 2016

7-8 June 2016

Luna Park Conference Centre, Sydney

Education Nation is a new, 2 day education event dedicated to one thing – providing a national forum that can make a difference in Australia’s F-12 education system.

By recognising what makes Australia – and its education system – truly unique, Education Nation will look beyond the superficial to REALLY explore the challenges facing education reform.

We firmly believe that, collectively as a nation, we already have the knowledge to reform and revolutionise our education system – all we need is a place to ask the questions and share the answers amongst ourselves to fully realise our potential…

Find out more and register online at


Leading a Digital School Conference 2016

digital classrooms | digital schools

Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne

Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August 2016 

3 Mega Themes

The integrating theme of the 2016 conference is: “to leverage is to lead”.
Leverage technology to:

  • Rethink schooling (Day 1 theme – keynote speakers Ted McCain and Steve Francis)
  • Shift to deeper learning (Day 2 theme – keynote speakers Derek Wenmoth and Jill Margerison)
  • Develop students who create (Day 3 theme – keynote speakers Adrian Camm and Karen Bonanno)

The 2016 Leading a Digital School Conference builds on the 3 mega theme concept introduced at the 2015 conference (3 big days, 3 mega themes). Enjoy tightly focussed PD for K-12 school leaders and leadership teams and a powerful networking program. Over the 3 days, reflect with your colleagues on how digital technology can be leveraged to advance 3 critical issues in contemporary schooling. Get excited and inspired as you explore how digital technology provides us with a golden opportunity to rethink schooling; shift to deeper learning; and develop students who create!

Take a look at the comprehensive program, download the brochure, check out the costs and find further information at


K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference

2–3 September 2016

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

The K–12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference explores best digital classroom practice to achieve superior teaching and learning outcomes. This exciting new event is part of the new National Education Summit.

Attend the conference to see the amazing ways digital technology can be used in your classroom to support your pedagogy, deliver the curriculum to your students and to unlock their learning potential.

Whilst at the conference, take the opportunity to kill two birds with the one stone. Make some time to visit The Education Show 2016, a well-known and well-respected free trade exhibition in a new venue (2–4 September 2016, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre). The Education Show is also a part of the National Education Summit.

The keynote speakers at the K–12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference, Zeina Chalich and Paul Hamilton, have been chosen for their reputations as best-practice classroom teachers, their understanding of the place of digital technology in education and their ability to motivate and inspire.


  • Zeina Chalich will present Retinkering Learning through a Makerspace. Zeina will also run two workshops: Coding in the Curriculum and Making to Learn.
  • Paul Hamilton will present Classroom Stories: Creative tools and effective pedagogies for the student-centred, 21st century classroom. Paul will also run two workshops: Storytelling with iPads in the Primary School and Coding with iPads in the Primary School.

Early bird rates are now available. You can register for two days at $525.00 per person (group 2+ $495.00 per person), one day at $295.00 per person or attend a single session at just $45.00.

Visit for more information.


The Education Show

2-4 September 2016

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Over three days in Melbourne, The Education Show will host over 100 exhibitors all offering the latest resources, products and services for your classroom, school and career. Also featuring an extensive professional development program, you will be able to participate in free seminars and workshops held throughout the trade show.

The Education Show is a part of the inaugural National Education Summit, where principles, school leaders, business managers and educators from K-12 will come together and enjoy concurrent conferences, masterclasses and interactive seminars, all under the one roof.

Find out more and register to visit at


FlipCon Australia 2016 with Jon Bergmann – 2 locations, 2 opportunities

FlipCon Gold Coast – 13, 14 and 15 October 2016 @ Saint Stephen’s College, Upper Coomera (Second keynote: Aaron Sams)

FlipCon Adelaide – 17, 18 and 19 November 2016 @ Brighton Secondary School, Adelaide (Second keynote: Professor Ken Bauer)

FlipCon is a national conference embracing Flipped Learning. Emerging and established flipped educators will want to attend this concentrated, high touch, hands-on conference. No prior experience in flipping a class or school is needed. When delegates return to their school after attending, they will have the skills, knowledge and passion to start or continue to cultivate a learner centred classroom and get to know their students better.

You have the choice of attending:


  • Boot Camp with the keynote speakers (Thursday)
  • Conference* (Thursday and Friday) with the Boot Camp option
  • Conference* (Thursday and Friday) with the Breakout Sessions option
  • Masterclass (Saturday) spending a full day with the keynotes and other expert flipped educators
  • Conference* and Masterclass (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

*The Conference also includes: 2 x keynotes; secondary and primary panels; classroom visits and debrief; networking breakfasts; and happy hour.

Sessions will focus on:

  • The flipped classroom
  • The flipped school
  • The flip outside class time
  • Technology and how to tips
  • Going beyond to deeper learning
  • Create flipped learning resources.

Take a look at the comprehensive program, download the brochure, check out the costs and find further information at




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