It Takes a Spark! EDU Conference Melbourne

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


Dr Kudzai Kanhutu

Royal Melbourne Hospital
Superstar of STEM

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is an infectious diseases and telemedicine doctor based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH).  Her research is focussed on the role that digital technologies can play in enabling better access to care for marginalised communities. This year Kudzai is most looking forward to travelling to the UK and USA to learn how artificial intelligence is being used to improve patient care. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, dancing, racing remote control cars and learning about astronomy.

Bonnie Coxon

Principal Engineer, Newcrest Mining
Superstar of STEM

Did you know that electric cars rely on over 7 different metals to fuel their function? As a Principal Engineer, Bonnie Coxon is playing a part in driving a sustainable future by combining her engineering skills with her ability to lead social change and create a new mining future. Bonnie is passionate about championing women in STEM and is involved with Sisters in Science and is on the committee of the Women in Mining Network.


12 Sep 2019


08:45 AM - 03:30 PM

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Conference Details


Term 3


Melbourne, VIC
Melbourne, VIC


Rachel Manneke-Jones
0411 270 277

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