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.


Jacqui Savage is an engineer and innovator, creating lifesaving health tech solutions while also advocating for women in STEM industries. Jacqui founded her own company, MedCorp Technologies, in 2015 and is the CEO. She won the 2016 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Entrepreneur Award.

Karen Lamb is a biostatistician and public health researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Karen has worked across a range of health issues, including vaccination, cancer and obesity. She is one of Science & Technology Australia’s inaugural Superstars of STEM and is passionate about engaging more women in mathematics.


14 Sep 2018


08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

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Conference Details


Term 3


Melbourne Girls College
Yarra Boulevard, Richmond


Rachel Manneke-Jones
0411 270 277

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