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‘It Takes a Spark!’ and the ‘Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM’ EDU Conference are a new experience inspiring and engaging forward thinking students, teachers and leaders in STEAM.
Since 2017 over 2,860 Teachers and Students have been directly and positively impacted by their attendance at a Toowoomba, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth Conference.
Each location allows for a unique conference! Designed by Students and Teachers for Students and Teachers.
WE CREATE SPARKS IN LEARNING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS!
The program is different to many conferences namely it is intended for both Teachers and Students to attend.
The brightest educators, organisations and students who are passionate about STEAM will lead either a teacher oriented Mini-Master Class, a teacher and student co-learning DigiDesign Mini Workshop and/or a Problem Solvers Design Challenge.
These hands-on sessions are short, sharp and action packed.
PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Inspiring teachers and students alike these outstanding keynote speakers graced the stage in our previous conferences bringing their unique perspective, humour and commitment to showcasing STEAM.
DR KARI PITTS
Kari is the Senior Chemist and Mineralogist in the Physical Evidence Team of ChemCentre’s Forensic Science Laboratory. Her expertise is analysing remnants of everyday life left at crime scenes; paint, glass, gunshot residue, soils, fibres, and anything else that isn’t biological, a drug or radioactive.
DR NATASHA HURLEY-WALKER
Natasha has been working with a new radio telescope in outback Western Australia to create a map of the entire sky. Her radio images allow you to see not just our solar system, or our own Milky Way, but some of the most distant objects in the Universe: supermassive black holes emitting cosmic jets into space billions of light years away.
DR HEIDI PASS
Heidi is a keen speaker, a passionate leader and inspiring pioneer and STEM role model. One of two women globally to achieve the role of Chief Geochemist at a major mining company, she uses her analytical mind, ore deposit knowledge and natural curiosity to unlock the Earth’s secrets in the search for gold deposits.
DR TALITHA BEST
Talitha is both a research scientist and a registered psychologist at CQUniversity. In her research she investigates how nutrition and certain nutrients influence the thinking and memory in adults. As a psychologist she promotes strategies to support optimal well-being through community education.
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