Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021

17—20 August 2021 [VIRTUAL] | Australia’s premier education technology summit: amplifying education innovation through discussion.

2021 Theme: Amplifying education innovation

The Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021 is Australia’s premier education technology summit. It is a space for passionate educators, some of the most innovative education technology companies, and education thought leaders from across Australia and the globe.

Across the four days, keynote speakers, panel discussions and fireside chats will update you on the cutting edge trends in the world of EdTech and how to maximise today’s technology to enhance student outcomes.

This is a massive event. We’ve combined part of the Summit with the largest education technology expo in the Southern Hemisphere: EduTECH 2021.

Register for your free, virtual ticket today.

Dates & Themes

We’re looking at the whole journey of education and innovation, from K-12 through to Workforce.

17 & 18 August: EdTech Entrepreneurship and K-12 — Innovators fuelling education

19 & 20 August: Higher Education, Workforce and Skills — Visionaries accelerating education

Why attend?

It’s future-focused: E-learning is here to stay, so the keynote discussions will explore reimagining education in the next stage of our digital world. 

It’s practical: Get your notebooks out — it’s your turn to be the student. With the speakers’ wealth of experience and practical advice, you’ll want to refer again to the insights to inspire your work. 

It’s inspiring: Yes, there may be challenges — but what about the possibilities? We’ll examine the confident choices educators have made, and the transformative learner outcomes.

It’s about connection: You will meet and interact with like-minded educators and EdTech entrepreneurs from across Australia and the globe. Ask guest thought leaders the questions you want answered with LIVE Q&A.

It’s growth-oriented: Through in-depth conversations, the Summit will equip you with new ways of thinking to help amplify education innovation.

What we’re confirming (and we can’t wait to share with you!)

Our thought leadership speakers

You will hear from established leaders in the Australian EdTech ecosystem: education executives, entrepreneurs, government representatives, and business experts. There will be over 50 speakers across the program. In fireside chats, keynote presentations, and panel discussions, they will harness their collective knowledge to reimagine the learning experience.

Below are some of the headlining speakers confirmed for the Summit so far. From right to left: Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research; Liz Johnson, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at Deakin University; Josh Nester, Managing Director (Education) at SEEK; Beverley Oliver, Emeritus Professor and Principal Consultant at EduBrief; and Sherman Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education (Interim) at RMIT University.

Register today to be updated on the full line-up.


We want to make sure all of our EdTech and education colleagues and friends around the world have an opportunity to attend the Melbourne EdTech Summit 2021. So we’ve arranged for two session blocks: AM and PM.

Exhibitor booths and pitch competition

You will tune into a live, exciting pitch competition on the EdTech Entrepreneurship day. Each company will give their snappiest pitch in front of a panel of judges.

EduTECH 2021 will host the Melbourne EdTech Summit’s exclusive startup space with exhibiting companies. Your Summit ticket will include access to this unique space — link to be provided.

About EduGrowth

Through connection and collaboration, we accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally. EduGrowth also runs a series of programs and events to help the Australian EdTech industry grow globally.

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