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Explore EduTECH 2023

EduTECH 2023

EduTECH 2023, Australia’s largest education conference and trade show, is set to return to Melbourne this year with the aim of delivering a bigger and better event than before. The two-day conference will showcase the latest technology and trends, and the most cutting-edge solutions impacting the education sector right now.

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 at the same time, envisioning what the classroom of the future might look like.

Discover more details on EduTECH 2023’s conferences, speakers, and panels in the program list below.


  • Gary Stager, PhD. Founder, CEO of Constructing Modern Knowledge
  • Richard E. Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education
  • Saku Tuominen, Founder, HundrED
  • Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association and EdTech Exchange
  • Laura Overton, Founder, Learning Changemakers
  • Dr Tim Patston, Educator, Researcher & Designer of Innovative Professional Development
  • Professor Chris Walsh, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Victoria University (VU) Online
  • Philip Regier, University Dean for Educational Initiatives & CEO of EdPlus, Arizona State University
  • Andy Griffiths, Australian Children’s Author


  • The national imperative to create more tech workers – Hugh Williams, Co-Founder and Chair, CS in Schools. Martin Bean, Founder & Chief Executive Officer (Former Vice- Chancellor & President of RMIT University), The Bean Centre. Bridget Loudon, Founder & CEO, Expert360
  • Flexible pathways: Government strategy and policy (The future of flex/hybrid/digital strategies) – Sandra Milligan, Director, Assessment Research Centre & Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University
    of Melbourne. Julie Lindsay, Senior Education Technology Advisor, University of Southern Queensland. Bhavneet Brar, Principal Education Officer at Department of Education, Western Australia
  • Building wellbeing through explicit and implicit educational practices – Anne Johnstone, Principal, Ravenswood and Kate Barbat, Head of Positive Education, Ravenswood
  • The use of data at a school level to enact change – Dr Raju Varanasi, Director, Data Intelligence & CIO, Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta and Dr David Kellermann, Senior Lecturer, UNSW
  • Generative AI in education, including text and image generation – Leon Furze, Director of Learning and Teaching, Monivae College Hamilton


  • Innovative practices to lift children’s outcomes in numeracy and literacy: The Tagai College story – Karen Roberston, Director of Education, Schools Plus and Yolanda McLean, Head of Tagai College
  • Creativity and Innovation in Education – Dr Tim Patston, Senior Adjunct, Uni STEM, Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning, Uni SA
  • Tackling the Writing Gap – Dr Ian Hunter, Founder, Writer’s Toolbox


  • Integrating virtual reality into classrooms: a multi-school study with curriculum, pedagogical and learning insights – Erica Southgate, A/Prof, Emerging Tech for Education Research, University of Newcastle
  • Leverage design thinking and experiential learning through Augmented Reality – Jason Lane, Junior, Middle & Senior Schools eLearning Pedagogy Leader, Villanova College
  • Robotics: Pedagogy before Play – Adam King, P-12, Instructional Designer, Suncoast Christain College. Nicola Flanagan, Deputy Principal, Patricks Road State School. Emily Gibbs-Connor, Head of Digital Learning, Lauriston Girls’ School Gibbs Connor
  • Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Teaching Object Oriented Programming – Michelle Chomiak, Digital Technologies Teacher, St Mark’s Anglican Community School
  • Teaching AI and Machine Learning in the Primary Years – Laura Bain, Head of Emerging Tech and Innovation, Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  • Successful Coding Techniques – Toan Huynh, Director Learning & Teaching, CS in School, Grok Academy


  • Transforming Education: Harnessing the Power of AI to Enhance Student Learning – Deirdre Farrar, eLearning Resource Teacher, Mount St Benedict College
  • Why you need to teach AI in your classroom – Argiro Anagnostu, eLearning Coordinator P-6, Redlands (C)
  •  GPT-4 and AI – A progressive school’s response – Brett Moller, Director of Knowledge Services, St Andrew’s Anglican College
  • AI in the Classroom: A Time-Saving Solution for Teachers – Sarah Lennox, Junior School Educatory, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Kew
  • Certificate of Global Competency: Credentials beyond the curriculum – Margie Raymond, Team Leader Year 9, Co-ordinator of the Knox Certificate of Global Competency, Knox Grammar School
  • Taking action with the technologies curriculum – Dan Heap, Assistant Director, Academy of Future Skills
  • AI in schools: The impact on cognitive and social development – Naz Zengin, Educational Leader, Department of Education, Victoria


  • Hip-Hop Creativities in Music Education – Ethan Hein, Professor of Music Technology, NYU and Montclair State University (USA)
  • Creativity in music education – Dr James Humberstone, Senior Lecturer, Music Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • How music teachers can incorporate technology into the music curriculum – Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music


  • The why, what and how of school wellbeing – Prof Lea Waters PhD AM
  • Leveraging Ed Tech to enhance school-based wellbeing education: Strengths and limitations – Dr Anneliese Gill, Dr Kent Patrick & Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Centre for Wellbeing Science, University of Melbourne
  • Implementing evidenced based whole school wellbeing on a budget – Carolyn Spears, PosEd in Government Schools


  • How emerging technology can support neurodiverse students in a mainstream classroom, not as an assistive tool, but as an alternative mode for engagement and demonstrating their knowledge – Toni Maddock, Teacher / Inclusive Education Co-ordinator, Southern Montessori School
  • Creating inclusive digital settings to support diverse learners – Jess Rowlings, Researcher & Speech and Language Pathologist, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • How can indigenous design thinking, being and doing improve engagement and retention in digital learning – Nerissa Jones, Digital Learning Manager, Education and Outreach, CSIRO
  • Diverse learning, sensory needs and the inclusive classroom – Nicole Torres, Education Community Coordinator and Elisabeth Salle, Education Product Manager, Autism CRC Autism CRC and Elisabeth Salle
upskilling at EduTECH
Registered attendees will gain access to the EduTECH 2023 Pre-event workshops taking place on August 23rd.


By participating in EduTECH’s pre-event workshops, attendees can gain up to seven hours of professional development by participating in pre-event workshops. These full-day workshops, hosted by qualified trainers, offer a hands-on learning experience and the chance to explore innovative ideas and emerging practices in teaching and learning.


  • Event: EduTECH Congress & Expo 2023
  • Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Pre-event workshops: Wed 23 Aug 9am -4pm
  • Day 1: Thursday 24 August 9am-6pm
  • Day 2: Friday 25 August 9am-4pm

As Official Media Partners for EduTECH 2023, Education Matters Magazine is offering an exclusive discount to our readership. Visit www.edutech.net.au for more information and enter code ‘EM20’ for an extra 20% off registration today.


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