After the decision was made to postpone the National FutureSchools Festival amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, organisers have announced the event will soon return “even bigger and better”.
FutureSchools was due to be held on 18-19 March 2020 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. In a bid to help curb the spread of Covid-19, the Australian Government put in place a ban on non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people, effective Monday 16 March.
Organisers of the event were quick to act, announcing on the FutureSchools website, “We’re all very disappointed and saddened to postpone the festival after the hard work everyone has put in over the last 12 months, however circumstances mean we must take this seriously and postpone the event to 22 and 23 March 2021.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, however we’re looking forward to delivering you the same ‘festival of ideas’ for K-12 education next year, where we will be even bigger and better.”
The event will still take place at the same venue, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Those due to participate in the National FutureSchools Festival 2020 are advised that their involvement will automatically transfer to the new dates in 2021.
A premier event on the education calendar, the National FutureSchools Festival brings together the entire K-12 sector, offering an immersive and interactive experience.
It focuses on the key areas of technology, environment, pedagogy and curriculum. Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own agenda from over 110 learning hours, spread across 16 topics.
The National FutureSchools Festival is organised by Terrapinn, which is also the team behind EduTECH, a giant festival covering the entire education sector. EduTECH was due to be held in June 2020, but has now been postponed. It will be held from 9-10 November 2020 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
For more information about the National FutureSchools Festival, please click here.