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

Festival Opening

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Lunch Break

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. 

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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

Establishing A Future-Focused Vision In Your Department - Rachel Noonan, Coordinator Of ST
Cultivating Curiosity - Shona Henderson, Head Of Information, Literature Resources at Matt
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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

Building a Generation of Entrepreneurs with Heart. Human-Centred Design Thinking in Primar
Diving Into Thin Air. Building a Future School - Barbara Mossman, Head of Gifted & Enterpr
Not Just Being Better Students, But Better Humans: Innovation For Impact
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End Of Day One: Cocktail Evening

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!