8-11 August 2022

EDUCATION UNLIMITED

Think Big, Drive Change, Transform Learning

Melbourne EdTech Week

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Program

 

9.15am
Official Welcome

Mark Lamont – Chair | EduGrowth
Fiona Letos – Director International Education & Study Melbourne | Global Victoria

9.45am

Keynote | Technology Driving Change and Transforming Learning

The Australian Higher education landscape has been transformed as academics and students demand a better experience. Technology has been an enabler and a driving factor. This session explores a vision for technology driving the next wave of education innovation in the higher education sector.

10.30am

Morning tea
11.00am

Universities the Great Connectors

Pascale Quester – Vice Chancellor | Swinburne University

Universities connect together government, industry and EdTech to empower learners. This session will deep dive into successful partnership models between higher education and EdTech that have driven change for learners and their futures.

11.45am

A Global Approach to Student Engagement

Tom Gifford – Head of Student Recruitment (International & domestic) | RMIT
Claire Sadler – Strategic Projects Manager | OES

Australian Universities are reimagining how they engage with students locally and globally. In this session Higher Education leaders discuss student recruitment and student engagement within this new paradigm, how to embrace and implement new methods and what a global engagement approach could look like in years to come.

12.15pm

Realising Human Potential – The University of the Future

David Bowser – CEO | Curio

What does the university of the future look like? Could EdTech be the key driver for enabling learners to reach their full potential? What steps does the sector need to take to realise this future? This session aims to provoke and stimulate possibilities and visions for the next transformation of universities.

12.45pm

Lunch
1.30pm
Education Innovation and the Australian EdTech Sector

Lucy Tan – Principal | Square Peg
Pat Brothers – Co-CEO | HolonIQ
David Linke – Managing Director | EduGrowth

The Australian EdTech ecosystem is complex, and understanding it is key to unlocking its potential. Join this session to learn about the Australian EdTech landscape and its wider role as a driver of innovation in education both domestically and globally.

2.00pm

Triple-Helix Model of Collaboration: Government, Research, EdTech, Education

Caroline Hartnett – Deputy Director, International Education | Global Victoria
Phil Dawson – Professor & Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) | Deakin University
Richard Wilson – Co-founder and Chief Visionary | Maths Pathway
Luke Seacombe – Head of Engagement | EduGrowth

Supporting partnerships between EdTech entrepreneurs, educators, government and researchers to drive the efficacy of EdTech products. This session discusses a framework for collaboration as delivered through the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance.

2.30pm

Innovation Thrives with Many Partners – How Global Study can Take a Seat at the Innovation Table

John Molony – PVC & Vice President (International) | Deakin University
Kadi Taylor – Non-Executive Director | EduGrowth
Dan McFadyen – Managing Director | Edalex

What are the ingredients for developing an education solution that is truly innovative? Collaboration among committed partners with a shared vision provide a great start! This session explores the possibilities for transformation with global partners.

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea
3.30pm

Digital Transformation and the Third Sector

Vivian Fan – Managing Director | Golden Education
Nicholas Robert – Founder | Learning Vault
Wendy Palmer – Director, Global Studio, Deakin University

Learners are looking beyond the degree in their tertiary learning journey; they seek opportunities for upskilling to meet the demands of a competitive job market. Increasingly the third sector is offering an attractive alternative. This session will explore the importance of the third sector in the enhancement of education and the upskilling of learners through accessible and flexible models.

4.00pm
TBC
4.30pm
Official Close
5.00pm
Melbourne EdTech Summit Networking Reception
 
 
9.00am
Official Welcome
9.15am

Employee-Led Skills Development – New Models of Corporate Training


Sue Turk – Managing Director Enterprise – Australia & New Zealand | Coursera
Jon Plowright
– Founder & CEO | Typsy
Ellen Sullivan – Director of Learning Innovation Lab | Melbourne Business School

The rise of upskilling has driven immense change in the workforce sector, with learners pathing their own learning journey. This session will explore how digital has transformed the impact and efficiency of corporate training, getting learners skilled with the flexibility and pace they need.

9.45am

Keynote | Delivering Future Skills

Kate Pounder – CEO | Technology Council of Australia
Patrick Kidd – CEO | Digital Skills Organisation
David Linke – Managing Director | EduGrowth

Upskilling is high on the innovation agenda for the Workforce sector, with digital skills and digital delivery identified as being the key enabler. This session will imagine the utopian future of the workforce sector and unpack an approach to delivering future skills.

10.30am

Morning Tea
11.00am

On-Demand Skills: Revolutionising the Workforce of the Future

Maria Spies – Co-CEO | HolonIQ
Marc Washbourne – CEO | ReadyTech
Tamara Kearsley – General Manager Industry Engagement | Holmesglen

Technology promises to transform workforce learning, with increased convenience, efficiency and learning outcomes. This session will explore examples of Industry innovation, and how EdTech has become a catalyst to revolutionise the workforce of the future.

11.45am

EdTech’s Influence on Vocational Training

Kristine Chompff – Marketing Manager | Edalex

Vocational training provides learners with an alternative pathway to gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. This session will look at how EdTech has helped to increase student engagement through innovative education delivery. Sector Leaders will discuss and highlight the key opportunities that exist for EdTech to continue to assist the sector in transforming learning.

12.15pm

Work Integrated Learning, the bridge between HigherEd and Workforce

Work Integrated Learning is offering students a bridge between their Higher Education studies and career ambitions. This session looks at the different models of Work Integrated Learning and the role of technology in increasing overall graduate employability.

12.45pm
Lunch
1.30pm

Workforce Driving Tech Innovation

Margo Griffith – Head of Business Development | Edalex

 

2.00pm

Collaboration across Education and EdTech

Liz Johnson – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) | Deakin University
Fiona Boyd – Co-founder | EdSmart
Luke Seacombe – Head of Engagement | EduGrowth

Learn how the collaboration between  institutions and EdTech has driven change for their learners. In this session Higher Education leaders will explore some effective frameworks for collaboration, the possibilities yet to be realised, and how deeper collaboration between education and EdTech can drive change in education.

2.30pm

Efficacy Research in EdTech – Reducing Risk for Institutions

Margaret Bearman – Associate Professor, CRADLE | Deakin University
Michael Henderson
– Professor, School of Curriculum & Inclusive Education | Monash University
Domenic Saporito
– Co-founder & Director | Intern Match
Luke Seacombe – Head of Engagement | EduGrowth

Efficacy is an integral part of the evaluation process of any new EdTech solution. This session will explore efficacy as a rigorous criteria that reduces risk and signifies trust, and how efficacy research is becoming standard practice for EdTech solutions.

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea
3.30pm
Case Study – EdTech Deployment
4.00pm
Case Study

Delvene Neilson – Head of Customer Success | Clickview

4.30pm
Integration Ecosystem within the ANZ School Market

Peter Carpenter – Managing Director APAC | Wonde

5.00pm
Official Close
9.00am
Official Welcome
9.15am

Pitch Competition – Block 1
9.35am

Tech and Teachers – Delivering Professional Development Beyond Compliance

Marcia Devlin – CEO | Victorian Academy of Teaching & Leadership

The connection between effective teaching and student achievement is vital in learning. Enhancing the skills and knowledge of the education workforce is key. This session explores how technology is helping to deliver professional development to teachers above and beyond.

10.15am

Deep Tech & Deep Learning – AI in Student Development

Dragan Gasevic – Professor of Learning Analytics | Monash University

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the manner in which students learn, teachers assess and classrooms operate. Join us as we explore how deep tech and deep learning is impacting the experience of students and teachers, and the many possible applications in the classroom.

 

11.00am

How Technology is Improving Student Wellbeing

Joe Thurbon – Founder & CTO | Educator Impact
Cleo Westhorpe – Founder | The Inclusive School
Ange Alcock – Founder | Flohh

Supporting the wellbeing of a learner takes more than just a classroom approach. Hear from several innovative EdTech entrepreneurs on the importance of student wellbeing in an education setting and the amazing resources available to support students to achieve success and satisfaction in their learning.

11.40am

Pitch Competition – Block 2
12.00pm

Has Technology delivered a Formative Assessment Utopia?

Delvene Neilson – Head of Customer Success | Clickview
Tom Richardson – CEO | LiteracyPlanet

Technology promised to make the delivery of formative assessment a utopian dream, a place where student learning data can be accessed and interpreted with ease. This session will discuss how technology has redefined the delivery of assessment, review if it has delivered all that was promised and highlight opportunities for innovation.

12.40pm

Female Leaders Changing Education & EdTech Outcomes

Educator ranks across the globe are dominated by women. Now the EdTech sector is benefiting from the leadership of great female executives and entrepreneurs. Hear how these amazing female leaders are changing education with technology driven change.

1.50pm

Architecture for Digital Transformation

Sally Browner – Australian Country Manager | Prodigy Learning

EdTech provides the tools to innovate the learning experience for educators and their students. The innovation can be something as basic as an online worksheet to complex Augmented Reality. This session will explore how far we can push the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom through technology.

2.30pm

Pitch Competition – Block 3
2.50pm

The Ethical Consideration in Education Technology Design

Martin Dougiamas – Founder & CEO | Moodle
Rebecca Awdry
– Academic Integrity Researcher | Deakin
Adam Brimo – Founder & CEO | OpenLearning

As EdTech capability evolves, so will the ethical implications of its use. This session will explore how the sector can support the development of technology while retaining social responsibility, and highlight the emerging responsibilities of people in the design and deployment of technology in schools.

3.20pm

Technology Deployment in a Cyber-Vigilant Society

William Saville – Country Head of Australia | GL Education
James Leckie – CEO | Schoolbox
Peter Carpenter – Managing Director APAC | Wonde

Privacy and data security is as relevant as ever with the development of technology expanding into unregulated territory. Visibility on the security implications of an EdTech solution is essential for building trust within education. This session will discuss the role of efficacy in meeting the requirements of the cyber-vigilant consumer.

9.00am
Official Welcome

Tony Brennan – Non-Executive Director | EduGrowth

9.15am

Pitch Competition – Block 4
9.35am

Entrepreneur Interview

In this entrepreneur interview, hear from a leading founder as they share their journey from developing an original idea, overcoming challenges and creating impact. This session is a must-see for aspiring entrepreneurs in the sector.

10.15am

Using EdTech with Impact in K12 Learning

Sandra Milligan – Director, Assessment Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education | University of Melbourne

K12 Schools utilise technology to help with onboarding, training, communication, and support, but are we unlocking its true potential for learners? This session will explore the possibilities and the impacts that EdTech can have on K12 learners.

11.00am

Educator to Entrepreneur: Seizing an Opportunity

Daniele Tanner – Co-Founder | Social Media College
Michele Miller – Founder | Robokids

Educators and practitioners have a unique perspective on the world of learning. They have lived, and understand the challenges, they see the opportunities and the potential for a better experience. In this entrepreneur panel highly accomplished educators share their experiences transitioning from leading the classroom to leading an EdTech business. 

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11.40am

Pitch Competition – Block 5
12.00pm

Investing in Education

Matt Deeble – Executive Director, Strategic Business Operations | Social Ventures Australia

Many understand and view education as the most powerful investment in one’s future, it has the ability to lead learners on a path towards health, empowerment, and employment. In this session, industry experts discuss the impact of education and how that ultimately impacts the investment.

12.40pm
Investment-Ready EdTech

Taylor Coulter – Investment Manager | Greenwich Capital Partners
Albert Bielinko – Venture and Growth Investor, Telstra Ventures

Ready to approach an investor? This session will feature some of Australia’s leading EdTech Investors to review recent trends in EdTech investment, the outlook for the coming year and understand how they personally evaluate an EdTech investment opportunity.

1.50pm

Pitch Competition Final

Judging Panel
Taylor Coulter – Investment Manager | Greenwich Capital Partners
Albert Bielinko – Venture and Growth Investor, Telstra Ventures

TBC

Official Close

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