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FutureSchools: A festival of ideas

National FutureSchools Festival education event

Refreshed and redesigned, the next instalment of the National FutureSchools Festival is a premier event on the education calendar, bringing together the entire K-12 sector.

Taking place on 18-19 March 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the National FutureSchools Festival will be an interactive and immersive experience for educators across Australia.

Looking towards the future, this ‘festival of ideas’ is designed to upskill and inspire teachers, education leaders and partners who are searching for updated and practical tools to better engage and teach the students of tomorrow.

Focusing on the key areas of technology, environment, pedagogy and curriculum; the revamped event will allow participants to create their own agenda from 110 learning hours that are jam-packed with knowledge.

Participants can explore the exhibition floor to test drive a wide range of products and solutions side-by-side, giving them the opportunity to identify which technologies are the right fit for their school, and which vendors they want to partner with.

Six purpose-built theatres will line the exhibition floor, featuring practical, real world professional development content designed to drive change for education in the 21st century. Approximately 220 speakers will take to the floor over the course of the two days. Day one will run from 9am-9pm, giving educators the opportunity to attend after school. Attendance at the event provides up to 19 hours of teacher-identified professional development across the two-day conference.

Some of the important topics covered will include leadership, digital technology, learning spaces, ICT management, creativity and arts, PDHPE, inclusive education, ethics, distance learning, literacy and numeracy, gamification, pre-school, e-learning, music, and teaching with technology.

Also new to 2020 is a change to the ticketing structure. All participants will enter with one ticket providing access to all areas of the National FutureSchools Festival, including all conference sessions and the expo. This means educators have the opportunity to move freely between the various different sessions and topics.

Bursary tickets will also be on offer in 2020, and anyone within the school network can apply by visiting the FutureSchools website. Bursaries are strictly limited and complimentary, covering the cost of entrance into the National FutureSchools Festival.

The National FutureSchools Festival is designed to upskill, inspire and motivate educators and administrators alike as they grapple with disruption within the education sector.

For tickets and more information, please visit the National FutureSchools Festival website. The ticket price has been reduced by over 50 per cent to make it more affordable for all educators.

Super early bird tickets are now available at a special discounted rate of $275 when you book before 4 October 2019. Tickets purchased before 7 February 2020 will be eligible for a discounted rate of $350. Group bookings are also available, with special rates for groups of four or more.

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