DAY ONE – Thursday 7 June 2018


9:00 | Chairpersons opening remarks

9:10 | Neuroscience meets technology: a vision of the future of classrooms learning and assessments

Prof. Adam Gazzaley, World famous Author, Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and Inventor; Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry; University of California ; Founder,  Neuroscape (USA)

9:40 | Presentation by Microsoft

Anthony Salcito, Vice President Education, Microsoft (USA)

10:00 | Space for learning: a new language for school design

  • Learn about the global shifts in School Design from the world's foremost authority on the subject
  • How to adapt your school environment to maximise its effectiveness as a great place to learn and teach
  • Transform your learning environments to transform education itself
Prakash Nair, World renowned futurist, visionary planner and educational architect; Founding President and CEO, Fielding Nair International (USA)

10:20 | Morning tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations



During the breakout session delegates split into smaller groups where they have the option to attend interactive and in-depth seminars on a wide variety of subject matters. Delegates pre-select breakout sessions ahead of the event so they cover the issues and topics that matter most to them.

12:50 |  Lunch, exhibition exploration and main stage presentations

14:15 |  Welcome back by the Chairperson 


14:20 | The introduction of teaching innovation: duet lectorials

  • See how duet (interdisciplinary) lectorials can create innovative learning places for students
  • Discover how duet learning can empower students with skills to take into the workforce
  • Learn how to deliver content that crosses with other disciplines so that students receive holistic education
Robyn Slattery, Associate Professor of Immunology, Monash University

14:40 | Digital inclusion, moving from chalk & talk to eEducation

  • Discover a vision for an educational future: Transforming education through technology
  • Learn how to use online and mobile technologies to improve skills
  • Create a framework for assessing and considering readiness of universities to provide access to students
Dr Rod Dilnutt, Director William Bethwey & Associates & Fellow, The University of Melbourne

15:00 |  Improving student engagement by 12% through award winning innovative educational technology

  • Learn how to engage students through gamification and increase average grade by 7%
  • Discover how to get students to enjoy the experience of learning and decrease failure rates through mobile first technology
  • Learn how to identify at risk students early and engage them in active learning
Dr Grainne Oates, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Swinburne University

15:00 |  Innovative commercial models for higher ed – toward financial sustainability

  • Overview of global trends in higher education commercial models in profit/not-for-profit institutions
  • Challenge existing financial sustainability paradigms in higher education
  • Outline of current working commercial models and provision of live examples
Warren Kennard, General Manager, Ducere Global Business School

15:40 | Afternoon tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations


16:20 |  Outsource weakness, develop strength to reach for greatness

  • Focus on developing children's strengths instead of fixing their deficiencies
  • Teaching children to identify and solve problems worth-solving and create value for others through product-oriented learning
  • Make education personalizable for children, not personalized for them
Dr Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education University of Kansas (USA); Professorial Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University (AUS); Global Chair, University of Bath (UK). Most recent book: Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All

16:50 |  Building success on strong foundations

  • Teamwork: everything is better when you have support and leadership
  • Foundations: Success builds from strong foundations and it’s never too late to focus on quality training
  • Brennon’s lifelong secret to success
Brennon Dowrick, Former Olympic Gymnast and multiple gold medal winner.

17:10 | XPRIZE: A moonshot in education

  • A deep dive into the $15 million global competition challenging teams to create open source and scalable software to enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic in just 15 months
  • A look at other XPRIZE competitions that will impact learning and human potential, including an Adult Literacy XPRIZE, an AI XPRIZE, and an Avatar XPRIZE
  • Generally, how exponential technologies can democratize education
Matt Keller, Senior Director Global Learning XPRIZE

17:40 | Networking Drinks


The annual EduTECH Gala Dinner is the perfect opportunity to relax, reflect on the day, and enjoy good food, wine and music with peers from across the country. Showcasing great entertainment, live music and flowing drinks for all, this is an EduTECH highlight you wouldn’t want to miss.

*The Gala Dinner is a ticketed event


DAY TWO – Friday 8 June 2018


9:00 | Chairperson opening remarks


9:10 |  Distant learning through AR: How AR has helped paramedic students 'VISUALISE' skills

  • Learn how AR can be used to provide distant learning
  • Discover how to provide more opportunity for distance students through AR and mixed-media visualisations
  • Build your student's confidence level through digital engagement
Dr Michael Cowling, Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology, Central Queensland University


9:30 |  UNSW Hero Program case study: Student-driven innovation for universities

  • Discover the first program in Australia that gets students and their professional work experience to design their own learning experience and environment
  • How universities can work with students to design and develop internal innovation projects at your university
  • Lessons learned from project, and how you can successfully achieve great collaboration with students, operational and educational staff
Anatoli Kovalev, Program Manager - Office of the Deputy VC of Education, University of New South Wales


9:50 |  Critical success factors of the implementation of a National eLearning Platform

  • See how Singapore’s National eLearning Platform has supported the teaching and learning of 96,000 students and 3,500 staff within a 6 month project time frame
  • Learn how to effectively collaborative through inter-institutional teams to work towards a common goal
  • Discover how to provide students and industry with appropriate skillsets through the National eLearning Platform
Mei Yee Chan, Deputy Director (Learning Technologies), Department of Educational Development, Singapore Polytechnic (Singapore)


10:10 |  Blending learning pedagogy and technology

  • Learn how to use technology to support effective assessment and enhance student learning Discover how teachers and students can thrive in connected world
  • See how project-based learning can create active life-long learning
Prof. Mike Keppell, Former Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Transformations, Swinburne University

10:30 | Morning tea and coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

11:10 |  How to decrease fail rates from 25% to 2% through tech driven pedagogy

  • Learn how to implement online project management tools to engage students
  • See how involving students in their learning process sets them up for life-long learning
  • Discover how to apply pedagogy in a way that encourages innovation
Prof. James Arvanitakis, Dean - Graduate Research School, University of Western Sydney


11:30 |  How to prepare work-ready graduates

  • Learn how to integrate technology in the classroom to deliver enhanced teaching and learning experiences
  • See how strong collaborative partnerships can aid educational institutions to prepare for digital disruption
  • Discover how virtual and physical education infrastructure can drive innovation in Australian education
Renee Hindmarsh, Executive Director, Australia Technology Network of Universities


11:50 |  Education’s response to prepare students for the Future of Work

  • Discover how AI will change the workforce and how we can prepare our students
  • Learn how online learning innovation can be used to respond to changes in workforce
  • See where in the education cycle you can be proactive in driving student engagement with digital learning
Pauline Farrell, Director, Education Leadership and Student Experience, Swinburne University

12:10 | Lunch, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations


13:40 |  Industry partnerships to create better opportunities for students

  • Insights into Monash Talent: learning how to solve skills challenges facing industries
  • Using technology to find the right graduates to the industry
  • Discover how to match services to make sure right candidate aligned to right role
Jo Mithen, CEO, Monash College

14:00 |  Using an ePortfolio to capture students’ skill sets to align to workplace

  • Discover innovative education techniques to teach students how to better communicate with employers and people
  • Learn how to build your students confidence and capture their skills set to become more job ready
  • Discover how to provide formal postgraduate education to students in their workplaces via mobile devices
Tom Worthington, Honorary Lecturer in Computing, Australian National University

14:20 | Afternoon tea and coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations




15:50 |  Deep listening - impact beyond words

  • The 4 derailers to listening types
  • Listening to the other person is the wrong place to start
  • 5 levels of listening
Oscar Trimboli, Author of Breakthroughs & Deep Listening


16:10 | Grace under fire: secrets of centred leadership

  • Three critical aspects of leadership connection that will allow you to double your influence and halve your people stress
  • The secrets of emotional aikido in high stakes conversations that will keep you centered and safe
  • Simple tricks to manage your emotions in any situation
Zoë Routh, Leadership Thought Leader, Trainer and Adventurist, Author of COMPOSURE and MOMENTS

16:30 | End of day two & conference close