It Takes a Spark! EDU Conference Brisbane

Teachers and Students are invited to attend a STEAM Conference with a difference!

The intent of the Conference is to ignite interest from many schools in STEAM, particularly from girls who traditionally are underrepresented in the these subject areas.
The conference brings together teachers and girls with inspiring female role models, industry innovators and universities for an immersive day of interactive STEAM workshops.

A different STEAM EDU Conference…
  • Leading STEAM teachers and students share their current school based activities and projects.
  • Our aim is to ignite, empower and nurture student leadership of STEAM and Entrepreneurship in schools
  • Teachers have both formal and informal opportunities to speak to other teachers who have enacted programs and activities in their schools.
  • Hands-on workshops and problem solvers design challenges – experience first-hand what it is like to be part of great STEAM and entrepreneurial learning.
  • Spark new ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.
Attend if you are a…
  • Student Year 4 to 10 girls: who are already (or aspire to be) STEAM Leaders in your school
  • Teacher: who have little experience in STEAM and those who have a lot
  • Heads of Learning Areas / Curriculum: who wish to discuss how to create trans-disciplinary units that are powerfully engaging
  • Principals and Deputy Principal: to witness what is possible by embedding the Technologies Curriculum in your school


Amy Heffernan

Field Application Specialist at SCIEX.
Research Fellow at University of QLD
Superstar of STEM

Amy Heffernan is an analytical chemist specialising in mass spectrometry, a technique used to map the chemical fingerprint of food, drugs and living cells. She 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.

Dr Talitha Best

Research Scientist and Psychologist
Associate Professor at Central QLD 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!


09 Aug 2019


08:45 AM - 03:30 PM

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Conference Details


Term 3


Brisbane QLD
Mt Alvernia College, 82 Cremorne Rd, Kedron 4013


Rachel Manneke-Jones
0411 270 277

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