With a mix of industry leaders, innovative educators, and community changemakers our 2022 attendees had an action-packed program lined up to leave them feeling inspired and empowered as they headed back to the classroom. Here's what took place on day one:
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Block One: Welcome To The Festival
9:00 - 9:45am
Scott Millar, Chief Troublemaker At BOP Industries
Meagan King, Director Of Innovation At Methodist Ladies College Claremont
Kirsten Ferdinands, Principal At Brisbane South State Secondary College
Join us as we officially open the inaugural Innovation In Education Festival for Brisbane. In our opening session we will be starting with a welcome to country followed by an official welcome from our host school principal, and an officially opening from festival MCs and founders Scott Millar and Meagan King.
Brisbane Time For Metanoia
9:45 - 10:15am
Anthony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer At Brisbane Economic Development Agency
As Australia’s fastest growing capital city and with the announcement of the 2032 Olympic Games Brisbane is presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to establish a pathway of sustainable growth. This is our time to truly dream a new future.
Morning Tea Break
10:15 - 10:45am
We'll be taking a break for morning tea as we recharge and get hands-on with some of our activations in the Research & Innovation Centre.
Block Two: Meaningful Engagements
Innovation In Industry
10:45 - 11:30am
Emma McCudden, Head Of Innovation At Suncorp
Hear from an industry innovator on what innovation looks like in the workforce and the latest trends industry leaders are using as they innovate and create.
Technology In Education Panel Discussion
11:30am - 12:05pm
Cameron Moor, Director Of Marketing & Communications At The Cross River Rail
Monte Walker, Principal Project Officer STEM At The Queensland Department Of Education
Dan Martinez, Founder Of The FUSE Cup
Vanessa Noonan, Head Of Department - Technologies At Brisbane South State Secondary College
Sharon Singh, Head Of E-Learning And Innovation At St John's Anglican College
In this panel discussion, we will be chatting with innovative educators, and edtech leaders as we explore ways that we can implement technology into the classroom to enhance student learning and engage our young people.
Creating Impactful Youth Advisory Opportunities
12:05 - 12:40pm
Sarah Taylor, Senior Advisor of Media, Communications & Advocacy At The Queensland Family & Child Comission
Holly Hudson, Youth Leader
Peter Melrose, Youth Participation Coordinator At yourtown
Luisina Perassi, Transport Planner For The Gold Coast Transport Strategy 2041 At The City Of The Gold Coast
Lucas Stibbard, Community Development Officer (Young People) At Moreton Bay Regional Council
This panel discussion, facilitated by youth leader Holly Hudson, will see government and industry leaders sharing their experiences and advice on how to create impactful youth advisory opportunities for young people.
12:40 - 1:20pm
We'll be taking a break for lunch as we recharge and get hands-on with some of our activations in the Research & Innovation Centre.
Block Three: Innovative Educators
Innovative Educators Panel Discussion
1:20pm - 2:00pm
Barbara Mossman, Head Of Gifted & Enterprise Education At Cannon Hill Anglican College
Sue Isbell, Head Of Department ELearning At Kelvin Grove State College
Greg Wacker, Head Of Faculty Creative Industries At Canterbury College
Tamara Sullivan, Deputy Principal At Brisbane South State Secondary College
Moderator: Mat Irving, Director Of Educational Futures Groups PTY LTD and Co-Host of Edleaders Australia Podcast
Our Innovative Educators panel discussion will see four leading educators from across South-East Queensland sharing the work they are leading in their school communities. As part of this discussion our panelists will also be sharing their tips and tricks, as well as their learnings when it comes to building a culture of innovation in your school.
By Teachers, For Teachers Masterclasses - Round 1
2:00 - 2:50pm
Nicole Dyson, Founder & CEO Of Future Anything
Shona Henderson, Head Of Information, Literature Resources at Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Jonathan Nalder, Head Of Futures At STEM Punks
Rachel Noonan, Coordinator Of STEM/TAS Teacher At Loreto Kirribilli
We will be breaking into our first round of 'By Teachers, For Teachers' masterclasses which will see attendees able to select to attend one of the following masterclasses:
Establishing A Future-Focused Vision In Your Department - Rachel Noonan, Coordinator Of STEM/TAS Teacher At Loreto Kirribilli
Cultivating Curiosity - Shona Henderson, Head Of Information, Literature Resources at Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Making XR - How To Do AR And VR In Any Classroom - Jonathan Nalder, Head Of Futures At STEM Punks
Enterprising Ideas Masterclass - Nicole Dyson, Founder & CEO, Future Anything
By Teachers, For Teachers Masterclasses - Round 2
2:50 - 3:40pm
Trudi Edwards, Head of Primary & Laura Bain, Head of Innovation and Emerging Technologies at Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Barbara Mossman, Head of Gifted & Enterprise Education at Cannon Hill Anglican College
Chad Brown, Executive Director Of Digital Services At High Resolves
Tim Hawdeen, Co-Founder Of Micromelon Robotics
We will be breaking into our second round of 'By Teachers, For Teachers' masterclasses which will see attendees able to select to attend one of the following masterclasses:
Building a Generation of Entrepreneurs with Heart. Human-Centred Design Thinking in Primary Schools - Trudi Edwards, Head of Primary & Laura Bain, Head of Innovation and Emerging Technologies at Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Diving Into Thin Air: Building A Future School - Barbara Mossman, Head of Gifted & Enterprise Education at Cannon Hill Anglican College
Not Just Better Students, But Better Humans: Innovation For Impact - Chad Brown, Executive Director Of Digital Services At High Resolves
Robotics In The Classroom - Tim Hadween, Co-Founder Of Micromelon Robotics
End Of Day One: Cocktail Evening
3:40pm - 5:30pm
After an action-packed first day at the festival, we'll all be coming together on the Brisbane South State Secondary College terrace to network, get hands-on with some tech activations, and to enjoy a cool drink!