Victorian Global EdTech & Innovation Expo

6 - 8 April 2021

2021 Expo Theme:

Partnerships and education technology as the driver of education innovation

From 6 – 8 April 2021, Victorian EdTech leaders will share their ideas and insights, and showcase their solutions to the rest of the world.  

Victoria is serious about EdTech. With leading universities, a global reputation for excellence in education at all levels, and state government enthusiasm for the sector, no wonder Victoria is known as an exemplary EdTech hub. This is an expo you will not want to miss.

Why attend? 

It’s easy: Our expo will be hosted virtually over three days, and at a time that suits you.

It’s focussed: We will have six sessions focussed on a sector (K-12, Higher Ed and Workforce) each day.

It’s inspiring: We have handpicked the keynote speakers to share their insights.

It’s about business: We will have 20 Victorian EdTech companies showcasing their solutions with Q&A opportunities.

It’s about creating connections: We are launching our inaugural business matching program that will be tailored to participants’ specific needs.

Why Victoria?

Victoria. A key part of Australia’s EdTech ecosystem.  

Victorian EdTech companies impact learners in Australia and around the world with leading technology products. 

Victoria’s EdTech sector is:

  • The home of Australia’s Online Program Management Sector
  • A centre for the future digital assessment across the education sector
  • The nucleus of the education innovation thought leadership sector necessary to drive the digital transformation of learning.

Themes by sector

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Tuesday

6 April 2021

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Wednesday

7 April 2021

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Thursday

8 April 2021

The program breakdown

The Victorian Global EdTech & Innovation Expo will focus on a specific sector each day (K12, Higher Education and Workforce). The program is designed to drive your thinking around how EdTech can impact student outcomes.

Part 1: EdTech Company Showcase Session 

Hold on to your seats as you focus on our fast-paced, 4-minute presentations by Victorian EdTech companies. Each presentation will have a 3-minute Q&A session, so you can get specific questions answered.

Part 2: Keynote Presentation and Insights 

Time for some inspiration. In this session, you will have the opportunity to listen to some of Australia’s greatest EdTech minds. It will be thought leadership at its best. So get your pen and notebook ready!

  • Day 1 Keynote speaker – K12
  • Day 2 Keynote speaker – Higher Education
  • Day 3 Keynote speaker – Workforce
Part 3: EdTech Virtual Trade Show

Lastly, the virtual trade show doors will open! Here you will have a chance to meet and listen to 20 Victorian EdTech companies. Each company will showcase their solutions in dedicated demo slots. 

You will also have the opportunity to book one-on-one meetings with our Victorian EdTech businesses.

EdTech session breakdown

We want to make sure all of our EdTech and education colleagues and friends around the world have an opportunity to attend the 2021 Victorian Global EdTech & Innovation Expo. We have arranged for two sessions: AM and PM. You can register to attend as many of these sessions as you like.

 

AM Session – Ideal for USA, Canada & Latin America
PM Session – Ideal for the UK, Europe, India, China and SE Asia

Day 1 – April 6 (K12)

Morning Session (AEST)
Ideal for USA, Canada & LATAM

 

7:00am Opening Remarks
7:10am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
7:35am

Rethinking assessment in a digital world

Accurate and descriptive assessment is key to understanding student outcomes and informing key areas for growth. Yet, assessment is often considered one of the most challenging aspects of learning online. Whether it be ensuring academic integrity, accessibility or the consistent implementation of rubrics, student assessment is an area of education that holds incredible opportunity for digital transformation.

This session will explore how the power of technology can be harnessed to rethink assessment in schools.

8:05am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
8:30am

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute Product Demos

Closing Remarks

9:30am Event Close

Day 1 – April 6 (K12)

Afternoon Session (AEST)
Ideal for the UK, Europe, India, China and SE Asia

 

5:00pm       Opening Remarks
5:10pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session 
5:35pm

Teaching Toolmix right: How best to blend digital & non-digital resources to maximise student outcomes

Many schools across the globe continue to teach remotely. This session examines how the digital resources we came to rely on when learning from home can be more effectively used to support learning in the classroom. The intersection of digital and non-digital resources uniquely enables teachers to focus their classroom time on specific areas of academics, along with social and emotional learning.

6:05pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session
6:30pm

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute product demos

Closing Remarks

7:30pm Event Close

 

Day 2 – April 7 (Higher Education)

Morning Session (AEST)
Ideal for USA, Canada & LATAM

 

7:00am Opening Remarks
7:10am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
7:35am

Driving student success with analytics and personalised support

Data-driven decision making has been applied to most spheres of the corporate world to improve returns and inform investment. Yet, there remains a gap in the use of the insights offered by data to drive returns for students.

This session will explore avenues of student success through the use of data analytics to create individualised interventions.

8:05am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
8:30am

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute Product Demos

Closing Remarks

9:30am Event Close

 

Day 2 – April 7 (Higher Education)

Afternoon Session (AEST)
Ideal for the UK, Europe, India, China and SE Asia

 

5:00pm       Opening Remarks
5:10pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session 
5:35pm

Digital learning and the expectation of university students in Australia

University students have been opting to attend lectures remotely for a very long time — the pandemic forced that for every student.

This session will examine the current expectations of university students and exploring how that can be met with digital technologies, integrated with physical locations across a campus.

6:05pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session
6:30pm

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute product demos

Closing Remarks

7:30pm Event Close

 

Day 3 – April 8 (Workforce)

Morning Session (AEST)
Ideal for USA, Canada & LATAM

 

7:00am Opening Remarks
7:10am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
7:35am

The power of connection

Through the partnership of technology and learning we can connect at scale. The question is: how do we connect with meaning? And how can we learn in collaboration with others?

In this session we explore, with Cahoot Learning partners Terri Givens and Andrea Clarke, the importance of building trust and connection through relationships via learning.

Why is connection so important for learning? How can trust be built for and between learners? What kind of change is possible?

8:05am EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Sessions
8:30am

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute Product Demos

Closing Remarks

9:30am Event Close

 

Day 3 – April 8 (Workforce)

Afternoon Session (AEST)
Ideal for the UK, Europe, India, China and SE Asia

 

5:00pm       Opening Remarks
5:10pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session 
5:35pm

Equipping the future workforce: teaching skills online at scale

Learning online was previously considered the domain of digital skills, such as IT and software engineering. Increasingly, we see a need to learn practical skills remotely, driven by reskilling to meet the needs of the modern economy.

In partnering with education institutions and companies, EdTech offers new levels of interaction when learning skills online. This technology — coupled with pedagogy dedicated to teaching in digital environments — can offer new opportunities to deliver skills and training.

6:05pm EdTech Company Showcase and Q&A – Express Session
6:30pm

Virtual EdTech Trade Show and 15-minute product demos

Closing Remarks

7:30pm Event Close

 

 

The expert speakers

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You will hear from established leaders in the Victorian EdTech ecosystem: education executives, entrepreneurs, government representatives, and business experts. 

Over 6 sessions, speakers will explore innovations occurring in learning and assessment, online higher education, and online program management. 

We’re busy finalising the details with our speakers. Register to attend this event and we will inform you of these shortly.

The Victorian EdTech companies on show

Who should attend?

This is specifically designed for the global education industry. Whether you are an educator or an EdTech professional — this is the event for you.

The following is a list of groups who will benefit from the expo: 

  • Schools, colleges, universities and training institutes
  • Teachers, lecturers and academics
  • Education departments at various government levels 
  • EdTech entrepreneurs
  • EdTech investors 
  • Companies who service the education industry
  • Education industry partners
  • Education consultants

Register to attend

Get your tickets

Register below to attend the 2021 Victorian Global EdTech & Innovation Expo as a delegate.  We will notify you of final program details including speakers, where the event will be streamed and all other important updates.

Note: To attend multiple sessions, please individually register for each time slot in Eventbrite. This will mean completing each registration through to the end, then going back to the beginning to register for another time slot.  

 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021: K-12 Education
AM Session 7am – 9:30am AEST
PM Session 5pm – 7:30pm AEST 

Wednesday, 7 April 2021: Higher Education
AM Session 7am – 9:30am AEST
PM Session 5pm – 7:30pm AEST 

Thursday, 8 April 2021: Workforce
AM Session 7am – 9:30am AEST
PM Session 5pm – 7:30pm AEST

With thanks to our partner, Global Victoria

learn more about Global Victoria and opportunities to partner with Victoria’s EdTech sector