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WE INVITE YOU TO BE A SPONSOR AND CREATE SPARKS IN LEARNING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS!

With the demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) talent higher than ever, organisations are faced with finding new and innovative ways to prepare the next generation of engineers, nanotechnologists, machine learning experts, aerospace technicians and so on.

The intent of the ‘It Takes a Spark STEM Conference’ is to bring together students and teachers (Year 4 to 10) with each other as well as industry and universities using an authentic sharing and experiential model. Participants will connect with inspiring industry role models, share their current school based activities and projects with one another, create networks of teachers and student teams, and solve design challenges (e.g. using data to aid homeless people).

There are currently four ‘It Takes a Spark STEM Conferences’ being held across Australia in 2024. Each conference is hosted by a school that has a focus on empowering students to be extraordinary. Each conference is also supported by steering committees made up from leading local educators and school leaders in the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Each conference opens with an inspiring keynote on the theme of being someone who makes a difference using the skills inherent in STEAM & Entrepreneurship (creativity, innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, courage).

In past years our keynotes included

  • Dr Jennifer Laver – Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania TAS
  • Dr Madeline Mitchell – Food Agility CRC, RMIT and Superstar of STEM VIC
  • Dr Megan Verdon – Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania TAS
  • Professor Jonti Horner – Centre for Astrophysics, , University of Southern QLD
  • Charlie Guilloteau – Managing Director, Metis Design & Engineering; Microplastix; Hub on SX
  • Rimma Shafikova – Senior Data Scientist, Virtual Gaming Worlds and Ballet Dancer
  • Dr Sabine Bellstedt – International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research UWA and Superstar of STEM

The keynote is followed by two rotations of concurrent teacher mini-masterclasses and hands-on digidesign sessions for students and teachers. There will also be concurrent problem solvers sessions where students and teachers will work together to solve real life design or STEM challenges. A teacher networking and pathways session is organised during the day to encourage connections between schools, industry, organisations and sponsors.

You can see examples of the conference by visiting our Media and News page

PAST SPONSORS INCLUDE…

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If you would like to be a sponsor or discuss sponsorship of the Conference(s) contact Dr Adrian Bertolini (conference coordinator) via email: adrian@spark-educonferences.com.au or Mb: +61 0 413 036 382

GET IN TOUCH WITH 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

Stay Connected

Facebook: @SparkEDUConferences
Instagram: Spark.in.STEAM

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