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K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress


The K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress is one of eight congresses taking place simultaneously at EduTECH®.

The Congress will explore how the changing role of technology in education specifically affects IT Directors and Managers in schools, featuring leading keynotes, detailed case-studies, powerful panel discussions and a series of hands-on seminars to ‘try before you buy’.

Discover how to build, implement and support systems that will bring Australian education into the future. Find out how you can:


  • Deliver the technology vision of your school
  • Support the changing role of technology leadership in education
  • Harness emerging technologies
  • Build effective IT governance frameworks
  • Drive reliability and sustainability into the future
  • Facilitate community involvement for comprehensive technology strategies
  • Develop a responsible culture around technology use

The K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress is THE place to go if you want to understand what the future of education technology looks like, and what tools you will need to support it.




Who Attends?


The K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress is intended for anyone in K-12 schools responsible for the resourcing, implementation and support of technology.

Whether it’s building a safe and secure multi-campus network, delivering a common user experience across a variety of devices in the BYOD world, or identifying strategies to support the teaching staff in the integration of technology into classrooms, the K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress will give you both ideas and answers.


  • IT Directors and Managers
  • CIO's
  • Network Managers
  • IT Administrators
  • IT Technicians
  • Education IT Consultants



Why Attend?


  • Be inspired by global leaders in education technology to establish the big-picture, leadership vision
  • Take home practical, implementable strategies drawn from keynotes, case studies and panels
  • Unpack the critical issues in more intimate seminars
  • Network and share – this is fast becoming the go-to event for IT leaders across the K-12 sector
  • Access over 250 exhibitors at the EduTECH® exhibition – save time, try before you buy, get first look, compare and develop lasting relationships




Key Themes


Cloud Technologies
Integrating the virtual with the physical

Mobile learning & BYOD

Supporting the anytime, anywhere, any platform approach

Blended & flipped learning

Resourcing the right technologies to support the new pedagogical paradigm shifts

Professional development

Identifying the skills needed to support infrastructure in the 21st century school

Personalised learning

Tools to manage the increasingly diverse use of technology in the classroom – and beyond

Cyber Security

Keeping students safe in the face of an increasing online presence





Advisory Board


Keren Caple
General Manager
Australian Institute for Teaching School Leadership (AITSL)

Gregory Prior
Deputy Secretary
NSW Department of Education and Communities

Paul Hewitt
Executive Director, Curriculum,
Teaching and Assessment

Susan Mann
Education Services Australia

Dr Phil Lambert
General Manager Curriculum
Australian Curriculum, Assessment
and Reporting Authority

Rob Nairn
Executive Director
Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA)

Dr Jason Zagami
Lecturer, Griffith University; and President
Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)  

Norm Hart
Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA)

Phil Lewis
Campus Principal (Secondary), Nazareth College, and President
Catholic Secondary Principals Australia

Patrea Walton
Deputy Director-General, State Schools
Department of Education, Training and Employment, QLD Government

Katrina Reynen
Industry Lead, Education
Optus Business

Ralph Saubern
Director, Professional Services
Australian Council for Educational
Research (ACER)


Derek Bartels
Executive Officer
- Information and Communication Technologies
Lutheran Education Queensland

Deb Dalwood Principal
St Andrew's School Walkerville,
and President
Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA)

Professor Stephen Dinham
National President
Australian College of Educators

Warwick Dean
Headmaster, The Hutchins School and Chairman,
Independent Schools Council of Australia


Kevin Richardson
Principal, Immanuel College and Director,
Australian Council for Educational Leaders








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