Australia’s largest education conference and trade show, EduTECH 2023, returns to Melbourne this year, bringing together the best and the brightest minds in education for what promises to be its most impressive event to date.
EduTECH returns in person this year, setting its sights on delivering a bigger and better event than ever before. The two-day conference taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with pre-event workshops happening on 23 August, and a full program on 24-25 August that will showcase the latest technology and trends, and the most cutting-edge solutions impacting the education sector right now.
Widely recognised as one of the largest networking opportunities for educators in Australia, the event offers attendees working across K-12, tertiary, and professional learning and development the opportunity to participate in ‘one giant festival for education’ including a massive expo floor, hands-on workshops and professional development sessions, speakers’ seminars, and an esports tournament.
“EduTECH is a place for educators to learn together, share knowledge, and exchange ideas; grow their network; meet new people; explore business and partnership opportunities; and connect (or reconnect) with their contemporaries in person,” says Ms Rita Nehme, Marketing Director at Terrapinn, the event organiser behind EduTECH.
This year, EduTECH is taking a future-forward approach, essentially doubling its capacity, and expanding its offering to include 10 seminars that will be paid to attend, and 10 free to attend seminars happening on the expo floor, with the aim of further driving learning, teaching, and training forward, while envisioning what the classroom of the future might look like.
“Last year, we tested the waters with a few special interest forums which were very well-received,” says Ms Nehme. So, this year we aim to deliver what we would consider the full education life cycle, by expanding those special interest forums into key conference focus areas, each with a dedicated zone on the expo floor and speakers’ spotlights.”
This year, the paid seminars will still focus on the event’s core dedicated streams: School Leaders, School Teachers, Digital Technologies, School ICT Management, Higher Education, Vocational Education and Workplace Learning. While the free to attend seminars will focus on the new special interest knowledge areas including Maths, Music and Performing Arts, Sports, Wellbeing, Maths, Diverse Education Needs and Inclusion, Future Forward Libraries, EdTECH Innovation and Tertiary ICT Management.
EduTECH is bringing back the much-loved Gala Dinner, not to be missed! The EduTECH Gala Dinner will be in the evening of day one, after the EduPARTY in the expo hall. Another exciting addition this year will be the esports live tournament, in partnership with The FUSE Cup, which will be happening live on the expo floor during the event.
With over 455 speakers expected to be in attendance this year, some of the most anticipated presentations include:
• Saku Tuominen, Founder, HundrED
• Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education
• Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association and EdTech Exchange
• Erica Southgate, Associate Professor – Emerging Technologies for Education, University of Newcastle
• Dr Gary Stager, Founder of Constructing Modern Knowledge
• Laura Overton, Founder of Learning Changemakers
• Professor Sandra Milligan Director, Assessment Research Centre & Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne
• Dr Ethan Hein, Adjunct Professor of Music Education, New York University
• Dr Tim Patston, Educator, Researcher & Designer of Innovative Professional Development
• Juanita Weissensteiner, Principal Advisor, Pathways and Development, Office of Sport, NSW Government
Exhibitors and Sponsors
The heavily anticipated event has garnered support from, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and Global Victoria. Other featured exhibitors and sponsors will include big names such as Google for Education, Apple, Lenovo, Asus, HP, Samsung, Lego Education, Adobe, Honeywell, Grok Academy, ASI Solutions, Datacom, Vex Robotics, and many others.
When and where
Event: EduTECH Congress & Expo 2023
Dates: Pre-event workshops: Wednesday 23 August 2023 09:00 -16:00
Day 1: Thursday 24 August 2023 09:00 – 18:00
Day 2: Friday 25 August 2023 09:00 – 16:00
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre