It Takes a Spark!

EDU Conferences

TOOWOOMBA / BRISBANE / MELBOURNE / PERTH

Be a part of a new experience of education events designed by Students and Teachers for Students and Teachers in Australia.

 

Be inspired by engaging and forward thinking students, teachers and leaders in STEAM.

2019 It Takes a Spark! EDU Conference will take place in…

WE CREATE SPARKS IN LEARNING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS!

An idea was sparked in 2006 when we started as a provider of professional learning for teachers and schools as Intuyu Consulting – Empowering 21st Century Learning. Through our conversations and work with hundreds of schools we could see that transformation comes from school collaboration, connecting learning communities, developing student confidence and self-expression through Students’ leading the learning at conferences.

In 2017 the inaugural Youth Entrepreneurs and STEAM Ambassadors Conference was held at Scotch College Melbourne with over 170 students and teachers from Victoria and Western Australia in attendance. This conference was the spark to create Spark Education Conferences as a place to fulfill on our mission of igniting innovative and empowering learning opportunities.

2018 saw the It Takes a Spark EDU Conference branch out across Australia – Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth hosted to over 710 teachers and students.

OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS…

DR KARI PITTS
Senior Chemist & Mineralogist
ChemCentre
Superstar of STEM

Dr Kari Pitts is the Senior Chemist and Mineralogist in the Physical Evidence Team of ChemCentre’s Forensic Science Laboratory. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Forensic Science from UWA, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Curtin University. 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 Pitts has reported over 300 cases and given expert evidence in criminal trials in Australia and New Zealand.
Perth 15 November 2019

DR LAURA KUHAR
Research Team Leader
CSIRO, Superstar of STEM

Dr Laura Kuhar is a research team leader in the CSIRO Minerals group. She is working towards the vision of a world with invisible mining operations – no expansive open-cut holes in the ground, no tailings dumps and slimes dams, no dust and no dangers posed to underground miners. Laura has a chemical engineering degree and holds a PhD in chemistry. Laura is passionate about enthusing children about science and believes that their interest has to be peaked at a young age to keep them involved.
Perth 15 November 2019

DR KUDZAI KANHUTU
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Superstar of STEM

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is an infectious diseases and telemedicine doctor based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH).  Her research is focussed on the role that digital technologies can play in enabling better access to care for marginalised communities. This year Kudzai is most looking forward to travelling to the UK and USA to learn how artificial intelligence is being used to improve patient care. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, dancing, racing remote control cars and learning about astronomy.
Melbourne 12 September 2019

BONNIE COXON
Principal Engineer,
Newcrest Mining
Superstar of STEM

Did you know that electric cars rely on over 7 different metals to fuel their function? As a Principal Engineer, Bonnie Coxon is playing a part in driving a sustainable future by combining her engineering skills with her ability to lead social change and create a new mining future. Bonnie is passionate about championing women in STEM and is involved with Sisters in Science and is on the committee of the Women in Mining Network.
Melbourne 12 September 2019

AMY HEFFERNAN
Field Application Specialist at SCIEX Research Fellow at UQ
Superstar of STEM

An analytical chemist specialising in mass spectrometry, a technique used to map the chemical fingerprint of food, drugs and living cells. Amy combines chemistry, critical thinking and technology to solve complex problems in the environment and human health. Amy was recognised as an inaugural Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia, and is passionate about diversity and inclusion in science and business.
Brisbane 9 August 2019

DR TALITHA BEST
Associate Professor at Central Queensland University

Talitha Best is both a research scientist and a registered psychologist. 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. She is passionate about empowering health and well-being in all people!
Brisbane 9 August 2019

CONTACT US

Rachel Manneke-Jones

Registration & Bookings
Ph: 0411 270 277
E: rachel@spark-educonferences.com.au

Dr Adrian Bertolini

Conference Co-Ordinator
Ph: 0413 036 382
E: adrian@spark-educonferences.com.au

ONLINE
Email: office@spark-educonferences.com.au
Web: spark-educonferences.com.au
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