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Wednesday 11th September 2024

Perth, Western Australia

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Coming to Perth in 2024, EduFest WA will empower West Australian educators develop a culture of intrapreneurship and innovation in their school communities, fostering a new generation of creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who are ready to tackle the challenges of the future.

Find out more about what we have in store for our attendees by exploring the program below! 

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7:30am - 8:00am

Registration Open

For attendees wanting to beat the traffic, we will be hosting an optional 'Morning Musings' session before the official program. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat as you hear from a thought provoking fireside chat to prepare you up for the day ahead! 

8:00am - 8:30am

A Fireside Chat With The Young West Australian Of The Year 

Kate Kirwin | Founder Of She Codes

Scott Millar | Chief Executive Officer Of BOP Industries 

What does it take to bring your idea to life as a young professional? In our opening fireside chat for EduFest WA, we'll be sitting down with SheCodes Founder, and Young West Australian Of The Year, Kate Kirwin, as she unpacks her intrapreneurial career pathway as she accessed opportunities, developed her skills, and brought SheCodes to life as an intrapreneur.

This candid fireside chat will shed light on the opportunities available for young professionals in the workforce today, and how our students can apply their work ready skills to make real change in the organsations and communities they will be working in. 

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8:30am - 8:45am

Coffee & Networking

After the fireside chat, our attendees will have time to grab a coffee and network with fellow delegates before the main program commences.

7:30am - 8:45am

Registration Open

Registration will remain open for all attendees from 7:30am with coffee and pastries available for attendees once they arrive. Please ensure you have arrived and registered in time for our official welcome at 8:45am.

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8:45am - 9:00am

Official Welcome

Scott Millar | Chief Executive Officer At BOP Industries 

EduFest WA Emcee, Scott Millar, will be officially opening the EduFest WA Conference for 2024 as he welcomes attendees, and provides an overview of what to expect in the day ahead.

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9:00am - 9:10am

Acknowledgement Of Country

We'll be starting our program with an acknowledgement of country and an opportunity to learn from the original educators and innovators of the lands on which we gather. 

Dandjoo Darbalung Centre For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Excellence - Student Representative 

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9:10am - 9:30am

Preparing Our Digital Natives For The Future Of Work

Scott Millar | Chief Executive Officer Of BOP Industries 

Our world is changing faster now than it ever has before. With increases in artificial intelligence and automation, rapid develop of technologies such as the metaverse, and an ever changing workforce, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about our futures. In this presentation, Scott unpacks the emerging technologies changing how we live, work, and play, and shares his strategies for how we can all find opportunity in an uncertain world. ​

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9:30am - 10:10am

Industry Innovators Panel Discussion

Petra Trinke | Principal Consultant for International Education - Technologies At The School Curriculum and Standards Authority

Claire Cardew | Town Team Development Lead At Town Team Movement

Jodi Cant | Director General At The Government Of Western Australia Department Of Finance

Ben Smith | Executive Manager Growth & Innovation At Holyoake

As educators it is our role to ensure our students have the skills, experiences, and mindsets to thrive along their future pathways. 

As the future of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we'll be sitting down with a panel of industry leaders from the community, government, and corporate sectors to unpack their insights into the changing workforce, the skills young people will need to compete, and the role of innovation in the world around us. 

Join us for a conversation not to be missed as we get an insight into the world of work our young people are preparing for. 

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10:10am - 10:30am

Building Capabilities In Every Classroom

Nicole Dyson | Chief Executive Officer At Future Anything

21st Century Skills. Future Capabilities. Soft Skills. Enterprise Skills. Employability Skills. 6 C's. General Capabilities. Whatever we call them, we know they're important but which ones should we focus on, and how do we teach them? This short, sharp, keynote will unpack which skills are most critical from a global perspective and walk you through a five-step framework to explicitly teach these within every classroom.

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10:30am - 11:15am

Morning Tea

We'll be breaking for morning tea to give attendees the opportunity to get a bite to eat, network and discuss all the insights gained from our first session.

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11:15am - 11:45am

First Round | Hands On Masterclasses

We will have a selection of 30 Minute Masterclasses running concurrently for our attendees to select from. Delivered by forward thinking educators from across sectors, these masterclasses have been designed to show attendees how they can make real impact in their communities. Our first round of masterclasses include: 

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More Information Coming Soon!

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IDEAcademy

Top Tips For Challenging The Status Quo & Surviving The Innovation Valley Of Death

11:45am - 12:15pm

Second Round | Hands On Masterclasses

We will have a selection of 30 Minute Masterclasses running concurrently for our attendees to select from. Delivered by forward thinking educators from across sectors, these masterclasses have been designed to show attendees how they can make real impact in their communities. Our second round of masterclasses include: 

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All Saints' College

Measuring And Tracking 21st Century Skills Within Students

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Byford Secondary College

More Information Coming Soon!

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Third Round | Hands On Masterclasses

We will have a selection of 30 Minute Masterclasses running concurrently for our attendees to select from. Delivered by forward thinking educators from across sectors, these masterclasses have been designed to show attendees how they can make real impact in their communities. Our third round of masterclasses include: 

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Mojo Creative Leadership + Culture

Leading A Creative Culture In Your School

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

We'll be breaking for lunch to give attendees the opportunity to get a bite to eat, network and connect with each other.

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

Speakers Corner

After an action packed morning of inspiration and learnings, attendees will be given the opportunity to engage in deep dive discussion with education and industry experts in our Speakers Corner. Our speakers featured in the Speakers Corner include: 

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Using Digital Technologies To Enhance Learning Experiences

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Engaging Parents In The Student Learning Journey

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Community Partnerships Between Schools And Industry

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Educators' Design Sprint

As we dive into the afternoon, attendees will be getting hands on with an Educators' Design Sprint that will see them working in teams to develop a tangible resource, learning experience, or initiative to take back to their communities. 

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Design Sprint One

Designing and Delivering Innovative Learning Experiences

Facilitated By Lily Kennedy | Youth Coordinator At Bloom: Centre For Youth Innovation

How can educators provide innovation opportunities in the classroom that are simple to use and fit for purpose?

Join us for an action-packed design sprint where attendees will collaborate to develop resources, templates, and frameworks for crafting impactful learning experiences quickly and easily within their communities.

 

Whether you're looking for a transferable template to expedite approval processes, a toolkit for sourcing industry partners for learning experiences, or a scaffold for a project-based learning unit, this design sprint offers tangible takeaways to bring back to your community.
 

Facilitated by social entrepreneur and innovative educator, Lily Kennedy, this session will also give attendees the chance to experience the innovation process firsthand.

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Design Sprint Two

Building Innovation Driven Teams In Our Communities

Facilitated By Scott Millar | Chief Executive Officer At BOP Industries

How can leaders foster a culture driven by curiosity, creativity, and a never-ending commitment to excellence within their teams? 
 

Join us for an action packed design sprint where attendees will collaborate to develop strategies, frameworks, and initiatives to build a culture of innovation within their teams.
 

Whether you're an innovative educator seeking to build a dynamic team around you, a school leader aiming to empower your staff to adopt innovative teaching approaches, or a community changemaker striving to influence young people, this design sprint will provide practical tools and insights for fostering sustainable impact.
 

Facilitated by young entrepreneur and innovative educator Scott Millar, this session will also give attendees the chance to experience the innovation process firsthand.

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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Meet Your Future Alumni

Andrew Holder | Founder And Managing Director Of Revo Fitness

As we return for our final session of the official program, we'll be hearing from a young West Australian innovator and entrepreneur as they share their journey from school and how they have worked to access opportunities along their entrepreneurial pathway. 

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3:30pm - 3:40pm

EduFest WA Close

Scott Millar | Chief Executive Officer At BOP Industries

From there, our EduFest MC will be rejoining us to provide a recap on an action-packed day of connection, collaboration and learning. We will then be closing the official program for the conference and inviting attendees to join us for the Sundowner event running post conference.  

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3:40pm - 5:30pm

EduFest WA Sundowner

As the official confernece program concludes, we will be inviting attendees to join us for refreshments and an networking as we share our learnings from the day, and celebrate the hard work being done by innovative educators across the state! 

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Mistakes That Made Us

Mathilda Joubert | President of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders in Western Australia and Executive Principal at Sheridan

Meredith Roe | Owner Of CoInnovate Consultancy 

Jeremy Chetty | Co-Founder At CEO Of Student Edge 

More Speakers Coming Soon!

As we work to develop impactful learning experiences for our students, things don't always go to plan. Whilst a quick scroll on LinkedIn might make it seem like education innovators are having success after success, in reality there are a smattering of failures along the way. 

During our Mistakes That Made Us conversation, we will be hearing authentic stories from education leaders across the state as they share their stories from when things didn't go to plan. We'll be hearing what went wrong, how they learnt from it, and how they used those learnings to do better next time. 

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We've got an action-packed day planned for attendees at EduFest WA and we hope we can see you there! Tickets are on sale now and selling quickly. Make sure to grab yours now!

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