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The Innovation In Education Festival has been designed as an opportunity to bring together education and industry leaders as we explore how we can build schools of the future, and how we can best prepare our young people for the ever-changing future of work.

On the 13th & 14th of Jult, 2022 we launched our first Innovation In Education on the East Coast at Brisbane South State Secondary College. Over two action packed days, we brought together over 200 teachers, educators, and school leaders as we explored what the future of education will look like for our schools and our students.

Throughout the festival, attendees heard from leading keynote speakers and panelists with the program featuring a myriad of topics around innovation in education, the future of work, industry innovation, and more. After a morning of keynote speeches and panel discussions, attendees will then heard from leading QLD educators in our ‘By Teachers For Teachers’ masterclass sessions that explored case studies of what innovative educators are already doing in their classrooms. 

As an additional element of the festival, on July 15, 2022, we brought together 80 high school students from eight schools across South East Queensland as we explored what the future of work will look like for their generation in our Brisbane Future Leaders Program. This event saw students participating in a series of workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speeches as they explored the opportunities available to them. 

Whilst our Brisbane festival has drawn to a close for 2022, make sure to enter your details below to stay up to date with our 2023 festival!

Exploring The Future Of Education

The Brisbane Program

Our inaugural Innovation In Education Festival in Brisbane had an action-packed program with a mix of industry leaders, innovative educators, and community changemakers exploring the future of education. Here's what our attendees enjoyed in our 2022 festival:

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Day 2 Program

Day 1 Program

Thursday 14th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022

9:00 - 9:45am | Festival Opening


9:45 - 10:15am | Brisbane 2032

Hear from a local leader about how the Olympics will shape our city, and the opportunities the games will bring for young people entering the workforce now and into the future.


10:15 - 11:00am | Innovation In Industry

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.


11:00 - 11:30am | Morning Tea


11:30am - 12:10pm | Technology In Education Panel 

A panel discussion exploring technology’s place in the classroom and how we can use technology to meaningfully engage with young people.


12:10 - 12:50pm | Youth Advisory Panel Discussion

A panel discussion with educators, government and industry exploring how we can create and facilitate meaningful youth advisory opportunities.


12:50 - 1:30pm | Lunch


1:30 - 2:00pm | Innovative Educators Panel Discussion

A panel with leading local educators to discuss the initiatives they are leading in the classroom and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.


2:00 - 3:40pm | By Teachers For Teachers Masterclasses

Two rounds of 45 minute masterclasses led by local educators as they share the work they are leading in the classroom and the lessons they have learned along the way.


3:40 - 5:30pm | Networking Drinks

9:00 - 9:10am | Day Two Welcome

9:10 - 9:50am | C.O.N.N.E.C.T – A 7 Step Method To Build Impactful Partnership With Industry

Hear from a leading expert on how we as educators can build sustainable and impactful partnerships between students and industry.


9:50 - 10:40am | Edu-Innovators Panel Discussion

Hear from leading EdTech founders on the work they are leading in the classroom and how they are shaking things up to inspire and empower young people.


10:40 - 11:10am | Morning Tea


11:10am - 12:45pm | By Teachers For Teachers Masterclasses

Two rounds of 45 minute masterclasses led by local educators as they share the work they are leading in the classroom and the lessons and insights they have gained along the way.


12:45 - 1:30pm | Lunch


1:30 - 2:15pm | The 21st Century Young Professional

Hear from a leading young professional that whilst only years into their career has truly become an example of a 21st century young professional thriving in the workforce of the future.

2:15 - 3:00pm | Innovation After School

Hear from university, VET and industry leaders as they share their approach to innovation after our young people leave the school gates.

3:00 - 3:45pm | The Power Of Young People

Hear from truly amazing students on how they plan to change the world and the support they need to achieve their goals.

3:45 - 4:00pm | Festival Close

Whilst our Innovation In Education Festival in Brisbane has come to a close, make sure to subscribe to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for our 2023 festival!

Meet The Speakers

Meet the outstanding lineup of speakers that joined us for our Brisbane Innovation In Education Festival! Scroll through our speaker line up and click on their photos to read their bios:

Teacher Led Masterclasses

After hearing from our leading keynote speakers and engaging panellists, our attendees dove into some hands-on masterclasses delivered 'By Teachers, For Teachers'. With 14 masterclasses to choose from, we brought together innovative educators from across the coast coming together to share their tips, tricks and best practice. Click on the masterclass tiles to find out more: