It Takes a Spark! EDU Conference

The intent of the “It Takes a Spark” conference is to bring together students and teachers to connect with inspiring female industry role models, share their current school based activities and projects with one another, create networks of teachers and student teams, and solve social justice design challenges.

Teacher AND Student STEAM conference for GIRLS……showcasing ideas, projects and what is working so we can spark a revolution!

  • The participation of the students is as important as teachers as our intent is to ignite, empower and nurture both students and teachers to be leaders of STEAM and Entrepreneurship within their schools. This is a conference designed and led by students and teachers for students and teachers.
  • Teachers will have both formal and informal opportunities to speak to other teachers who have enacted programs and activities in their schools and get their questions answered.
  • The workshops and social justice design challenges are all hands-on so students and teachers will experience first-hand what it is like to be part of great STEAM and entrepreneurial learning. This will spark new ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.

Who Should Attend

  • Students – those who are already (or aspire to be) Technology Leaders in your school
  • Teachers – those who have little experience 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 Principals – to witness what is possible by embedding the Technologies Curriculum in your school
Learn more about this fabulous opportunity for STUDENTS and TEACHERS showcasing all things STEAM.


Sue Keay is a trained scientist and an experienced Research and Development leader who focuses on disruptive technologies. She is currently establishing the world’s first robotic vision centre at QUT. She has been recognised as Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia and loves meeting people, building connections, finding out new things and making things work better.

Khushi Shelat is a teen innovator, social entrepreneur, chief ambassador at ChangeMakeHer Australia and is also in year 12 at Brisbane State High School. She’s passionate about bringing young people into entrepreneurship, improving diversity in the Australian workforce and applying technology to solving our world’s humanitarian crises.


15 Aug 2018


08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

More Info

Conference Details


Term 3


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


Rachel Manneke-Jones
0411 270 277

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