Education At Scale

Technology driving education innovation

Melbourne EdTech Week

13-19 August 2024

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Program

This is a work in progress and will be continually updated over the coming weeks when more speakers are announced.

9:45 am
Official Welcome
10:00 am
Pitch 1
10:10 am

Keynote | The Great Debate: AI in assessment

Raulph Saubern, Deputy CEO | Australian Council for Educational Research
Sandra Milligan, Executive Director Enterprise Professor, Melbourne Assessment | University of Melbourne
David Linke, Managing Director | EduGrowth

This session, brings together leading experts to explore the challenges and promise of AI in assessment. We will look beyond the difficulties presented by students utilising AI in assessment towards the opportunities for more effective and efficient assessment.

10:50 am
Pitch 2
10:55 am
Room Changeover
11:00 am
Pitch 3
11:05 am
A Future Without Fear: Scaling Classrooms with Engaged Active Students


Colin Axup, President | Victorian Association of State Secondary Principal

Schools across the country are facing increasing challenges in recruiting and retaining teachers. This session explores a future where emerging technology empowers teachers to manage larger classes with ease. Discover how innovative tools can support educators, enhance classroom management, and improve the overall learning experience. Join us to learn about the potential of technology to transform teaching and address the critical issue of teacher shortages.

11.50 am
Pitch 4
11:55 am
Room Changeover
12:00 pm
Pitch 5
12:05 pm
AI enabling creativity in STEM education

Mathilda Joubert, Executive Principal | Sheridan Institute of Higher Education 
Prof. Angela Carbone, Associate DVC Learning Teaching & Quality, STEM College | RMIT University 

AI is transforming the way we learn, with generative AI tools becoming increasingly prevalent. This session explores how AI is transforming STEM education by inspiring creativity in learners. Join educators and researchers as they discuss their experience connecting science and technology with creativity.

12:50 pm
Pitch 6
12.:55 pm
Room Changeover
1:00 pm
Pitch 7
1:05 pm

Turbo charge your classroom: Utilising generative AI

Travis Smith, Education Industry Lead | Microsoft 
Lisa Sayers, Sales and Account Manager | Wonde

Generative AI is transforming the way people learn. In this session, discover how teachers are embracing AI to enhance their teaching methods and foster AI literacy among their students. Learn how these advancements are accelerating the learning process and preparing students for a future where AI plays a central role in various aspects of life and work.

1:50 pm
Pitch 8
1:55 pm
Room Changeover
2:00 pm
Pitch 9
2:05 pm
Engaging the Disengaged

Fiona Boyd, Co Founder | EdSmart
Eddie Blass, Founder | Inventorium 
Catherine Mattiske, Founder & CEO | GQ Global 

This session will equip educators with technological tools to create a learning environment that encourages active participation. Additionally, we will examine how technology can be implemented to help schools support parents of children with diverse learning needs. Join us to explore strategies for fostering inclusive and engaging classrooms through the use of technology.

2:50 pm
Pitch 10
2:55 pm
Room Changeover
3:00 pm
Pitch 11
3:05 pm
Closing Keynote: EdTech Inspiring Learning

Allan Duffy, Pro Vice-Chancellor Flagship Initiatives | Swinburne University

Join us for a conversation with Professor Alan Duffy, a leading astrophysicist and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Flagship Initiatives at Swinburne University of Technology, as he explores the transformative power of EdTech in inspiring learning. Professor Duffy will delve into how cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing education by making learning more interactive, accessible, and engaging. Drawing on his extensive experience in both scientific research and public science communication, he will discuss how EdTech can ignite curiosity and foster a deeper understanding of complex subjects.

9:45 am
Opening
10:00 am
Pitch 12
10:10 am
Keynote: Education’s Responsibility: Managing AI Ethically

Speakers TBC

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into educational systems, the ethical management of AI has become a critical responsibility for educators, institutions and EdTech companies. Attendees will gain insights into the principles of ethical AI usage, strategies for ensuring fairness and transparency, and the importance of safeguarding student data and privacy. This session is essential for anyone involved in education, technology, or policy making, providing the tools and knowledge to manage AI ethically and effectively.

10:50 am
Pitch 13
10:55 am 
Room changeover
11:00 am
Pitch 14
11:05 am

Real Impact for Learners: A Case Study 

Speaker TBC

Hear from a leading EdTech company on how they are working with educators to foster an empowered generation of learners.

11:50 am
Pitch 15
11:55 am
Room changeover
12:00 pm
Pitch 16
12:05 pm
TBC
12:50 pm
Pitch 17
12:55 pm
Room changeover
1:00 pm
Women Leading EdTech

Speakers TBC

Women are leaders in education, and the EdTech sector presents new opportunities for their leadership and innovative perspectives. Hear from female EdTech founders about their entrepreneurial journey and how creating space for women as leaders in the sector is integral to EdTech’s continued growth.

1:30 pm

The Educator to Entrepreneur Pipeline: Making Your Idea a Solution

Lesley Woodhouse, CEO | Wingaru Education
Anthony England, Director of Innovative Learning Technologies | Pymble Ladies College 

Many educators transition to entrepreneurs, yet transforming an idea into a viable MVP and scaling it presents significant challenges. Discover insights from successful entrepreneurs who transitioned from education to entrepreneurship hear about how they navigated this career leap

2:00 pm
Room changeover
2:05 pm
Unlock Investment: Understanding the EdTech Investor Checklist 

Speakers TBC

For many Entrepreneurs, securing investment can be crucial to success. Navigating the investment landscape can be daunting for newcomers to entrepreneurship. Gain insights from EdTech investors and find out more about what they seek in potential investments.

2:45 pm

Shark Tank Final

Speakers TBC

Welcome to the shark tank. Where EdTech entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley’s Winner. In Shark Tank Final 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution to our sharks in the hopes of winning the grand prize.

3:30 pm
Program End

 

9:00 am
Opening
9:15 am

Keynote: The Role of Equity in Innovating for all Across the School System

Alan Finkel, Special Advisor to Australian Government, Former Chief Scientist and Chair of Stile Education
David Linke, Managing Director | EduGrowth

Education is a basic human right and the key to a prosperous future. How do we ensure that the future is evenly distributed?

How do we ensure that all teachers get access to high quality instructional materials? Do we even know what quality looks like?

Alan Finkel, one of Australia’s leading thinkers will help us understand the possibilities of a quality education system to provide equal opportunity for all. Systems are complex, and we need complex answers that address as many parts of the equation as possible.

10:00 am
TBC
10:30 am
TBC
11:00 am

Morning Tea
11:30 am
The Transformed Learning Landscape Through AI

Speakers TBC

Delve into how Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the educational landscape. Explore groundbreaking applications of AI in learning environments, from personalized tutoring systems to adaptive assessments. Discover how AI-driven insights are can potentially revolutionise educational outcomes and foster more inclusive and engaging learning experiences for the full range of students. Gain valuable insights into the future of education as AI continues to drive innovation and efficiency in teaching and learning.

12:00 pm
Partnering with Industry for the Next-gen Campus Experience

Speakers TBC

It’s clear is that there’s a workforce revolution going on, and, to be prepared for the workplace, students need digital skills. Swinburne and WSU will share their experience bridging the digital literacy gap in partnership with Adobe. Digital skills make campuses are more accessible and equitable for a broader range of students and ensure learners are prepared for a technologically driven future.

12:30 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm
Training for the Economy of the Future

Speakers TBC

With a growing focus on sustainability and clean economies, we will explore how to prepare a workforce for the future. It’s essential for the learners to upskill and transfer skills accordingly. This session will examine how EdTech can facilitate the the skills mapping and upskilling process to meet the demands of sustainable industries.

1:45 pm

Close Collaboration to Design a Technology-backed Framework for Skills Learning

Speakers TBC

This discussion will highlight the power of collaboration in co-designing solutions that create opportunities for both educational institutions and EdTech companies. Innovation thrives when technology providers and users work together. Janelle Arena will outline how Bendigo Kangan Institute identified the need to improve tracking and mapping of student skills, and how they partnered with a technology provider to bring their vision to reality.

2:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
2:45 pm
Lifelong Learning powered by the Enterprise

Speakers TBC

Discover how businesses are leveraging EdTech solutions to empower continuous skill development, career advancement and skill mobility for employees. Learn about innovative strategies and successful cases where enterprises have integrated education technologies to foster a culture of lifelong learning.

3:15 pm
TBC
3:45 pm
EdSmart Case Study

Fiona Boyd, Co Founder | EdSmart

4:15 pm
Keynote: Education at Scale

Mat Tinkler, CEO | Save The Children Australia

Save the Children is transforming the lives of children at globally with the support of techology. CEO of Save the Children Matt Tinkler shares their vision of how education can be scaled to reach children globally, from the children facing school distruption in Ukraine to training teachers in PNG to young Australians leaving juvenile detention.

5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
5:15 pm
Networking Event

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