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    EduTECH 2014

    EduTECH is Australasia's largest annual education technology conference and exhibition. In 2014, EduTECH will host 8 conferences, 8 masterclasses, 5000+ attendees, official event dinner for 800 guests, 250+ exhibitors and free seminars for exhibition visitors.

    Date June 3, 2014 - June 5, 2014
    Time 6:00am - 6:00pm
    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg St
    South Brisbane
    4101
    Queensland
    Australia
    Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
    South Bank
    4101
    QLD
    Australia

    Why attend?

    Because EduTECH makes a difference!!! We are passionate about education; and we believe the ideas, learnings and inspiration that people take away from EduTECH are helping change the future!

    Be part of something BIG - the only education event in Australasia to bring you so many delegates, suppliers, and the world renowned speakers all under one roof

    Choose from one of 8 conferences designed for your role, ensuring you get the most out of your professional development investment

    It's affordable… We know the education sector has limited funds, so we work with industry to subsidise registration costs making this an accessible investment in your learning

    Access the very best speakers from Australia and around the world

    Share your ideas, successes and challenges. Join 5000 attendees to discuss, debate and take-away, implementable outcomes. This is a second-to-none networking opportunity

    Tailor-make your own experience and learn what YOU want to know about – you get to choose from 8 large congresses, with multiple streams, plus focused breakout sessions, masterclasses and interactive exhibition seminars and displays (not to mention hours of networking functions) - meaning that you gain the benefits of a bespoke niche program, focused on YOUR needs, combined with 5,000 like-minded education professionals that only a large-scale event like EduTECH can attract. No other event in Australia offers so many flexible options.

    See what’s on offer and save time by meeting with suppliers in one place, at one time

    Earn Professional Development points – when you register, simply tick the box indicating that you wish to apply for CPD/PD Points, and we will post you a Certificate of Attendance which you can present to your representative body.

    ABOUT THE EDUTECH EXPO ( 3RD & 4TH JUNE 2014 )

    Understanding which technologies to buy can be difficult.

    You know the problems your organisation is facing, but how can you possibly know about all the different technologies that will solve these problems? How can you differentiate between one supplier and the next? And how can you make sure that you invest your money on the RIGHT solutions for your organisation?

    With so much to choose from, it represents a BIG challenge. So….what’s the answer?

    Simple….visit a BIG expo!

    The EduTECH Expo is Australia’s largest education technology showcase, bringing together 200+ suppliers of education technologies over 2 days.

    The Expo offers the unique chance to see a wide range of solutions side-by-side, allowing you to both identify the technologies that are right for you, and which vendors you want to partner with.

    If you want to save time and money, then there’s only one place you need to go in 2014…a must attend for learders from

    Schools
    TAFE's
    Universities
    Colleges
    Libraries
    Workplace Learning
    eLearning

    What will you see there?

    The EduTECH Expo runs for 2 days (3rd & 4th June) and brings together vendors from across the entire spectrum of education relevant technologies.

    Everything from the latest in cutting-edge classroom technologies designed to improve learning outcomes, through to large enterprise-scale infrastructure used by Australia's largest universities through to all the back-end infrastructure needed to underpin modern learning environments as well as library management solutions, will be on display for attendees to explore and discover.

    If you’re interested in any of the following, then rest assured - The EduTECH Expo has something to offer you.

    Learning Management Systems
    Interactive Technologies
    Whiteboards and Displays
    Online resources
    Internet based learning solutions
    Elearning tools
    Learning Apps
    Virtual Learning environments
    3D modelling tools
    Robotics
    Learning and collaboration systems
    Augmented Reality
    Games and learning
    Library Management Solutions
    Library Furniture
    Library Self Service Terminals
    Virtualisation and Cloud solutions
    Network Security solutions
    Network Infrastructure
    Hardware and Devices
    Network Management Tools
    Printing solutions
    Financial Services
    Banking and payment products
    Consultancy Services
    Student Management Systems
    Mobile Learning solutions
    Educational Furniture Designers
    Content Management Solutions
    Campus Wireless Solutions
    University/Enterprise management Solutions

    For a full list of who’s already confirmed to exhibit, check out the floorplan..

    And remember - this is YOUR Expo. If there’s somebody else you want to see there, just let us know and we’ll try and get them along!

    What's NEW for 2014?

    PLENTY! In 2014, the EduTECH Expo will offer visitors the most immersive and engaging experience to date.

    The ‘Innovation Zone’ will offer delegates the chance to see some of the pioneering technologies that young start-up companies are looking to bring to the market

    TWO On-Floor Theatres will run a series of free-to-attend seminars. A combination of leaders from industry and school driven case-studies will be covering some of the hot topics facing learners today.

    PLUS, it’ll be bigger! With 200+ exhibitors (including libraries), the EduTECH Expo will be the largest dedicated education expo in the entire Australasian region!

    And of course, loads of prizes from our sponsors and exhibitors will be on offer throughout the 2 days!

    In 2014, if you want to discover the future of education technology, then there’s only one place you need to go – REGISTER NOW for EduTECH!

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    ABOUT THE 8 MASTERCLASSES

    This is YOUR chance to spend a whole day learning from one of the worlds leading education thinkers.

    Numbers are strictly limited on the Masterclasses - After selling out in 2012 and 2013, make sure you book early to guarantee your spot.

    Day three of EduTECH offers a choice of 8 optional, practical Masterclasses, all being led by one of our world-renowned keynote speakers.

    These Post-Congress Masterclasses guarantee more in-depth understanding and insight into some of the latest trends and developments in education.

    Sugata Mitra
    Professor of Educational Technology
    Newcastle University (UK) & 'global education superstar'

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only - $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass

    Be inspired by the man recently described by The Times newspaper as a "Global Education Superstar". Understand the concepts behind Sugata Mitra's 'hole in the wall' project and current wish to 'build a school in the cloud'. Then find out how you can apply these concepts in your school, to design 'Self Organised Learning Environments' that stimulate curiosity and a passion for learning, through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge.

    Key topics include:

    New forms of peer-led and self-led learning made possible by unprecedented information access
    How to move your classrooms to collaborative and student-driven led learning
    Creating cloud-based learning environments that promote self-directed learning
    Modernising schools and pedagogy to facilitate student search for understanding
    Implementing a curriculum of 'big questions' that prompt inquiry
    New assessment systems based on peer review and collaborative 'open book' exams
    The new roles of teachers in a student-driven learning model
    Understanding learning dynamics of unstructured and structured settings, individual and group behaviour
    Promoting experiential learning through games-based and simulated activities
    Unlocking the power of new technologies for self-guided education

    Who should attend?

    Principals
    Deputy and Assistant Principals
    Heads of Teaching and Learning
    eLearning Coordinators
    IT Coordinators
    Teachers
    Directors
    Education officers
    From:

    Schools
    Government departments
    Education offices

    Why attend?

    Motivate your students by stimulating their curiosity and thirst for learning
    Transition your school to a contemporary model of student-led learning
    Discover how to maximise engagement with new technologies and online resources
    Find out how your school can fully embrace the cloud

    About Your Masterclass Leader

    Educational researcher Dr. Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest.

    In 1999, Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other.

    The "Hole in the Wall" project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University (UK), calls it "minimally invasive education."

    At TED2013, Sugata Mitra made a bold TED Prize wish: Help me build a place where children can explore and learn on their own -- and teach one another -- using resources from the worldwide cloud.

    DESIGN THINKING IN THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM:

    MASTERCLASS FOR TEACHERS AND LEADERS

    Ewan McIntosh
    Founder & CEO
    NoTosh (UK)

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only - $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass

    NoTosh has worked with thousands of educators on its design thinking and creative assessment programmes, with the impact being more student-led learning, more student autonomy and higher quality evidence of student learning. How does a process from the creative industries marry with the demands of a modern, content-filled, highly assessed curriculum? How does design thinking build on and extend existing skills in problem-, enquiry- or project-based learning, or Understanding by Design?

    This Masterclass is designed for teachers and leaders to understand the planning and pedagogy that helps students take more control of their learning, to find the balance between teacher and student ownership of the learning process, and design creativity into learning through a common process and language to learn about learning. There are resources, techniques and advice on how to take these ideas back to your own teaching teams, so that you can make the most of this experience throughout the rest of the school year with your colleagues.

    Who should attend?

    Principals
    Deputy and Assistant Principals
    Heads of Teaching and Learning
    eLearning Coordinators
    IT Coordinators
    Curriculum Leaders
    Teachers
    Directors
    Education officers
    From:

    Schools
    Government departments
    Education offices

    Why attend?

    Understand the planning and pedagogy that helps students take more control of their learning
    Find the balance between teacher and student ownership of the learning process
    Design creativity into learning through a common process and language to learn about learning
    Achieve more student-led learning, more student autonomy and higher quality evidence of student learning

    About Your Masterclass Leader:

    Ewan McIntosh Founder & CEO NoTosh Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, an Edinburgh-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world's top creative companies and school districts.

    Ewan is also advisor on the digital agenda to the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Neelie Kroes, and sits on the ICT Excellence Expert Group advising the Cabinet Minister for Education in Scotland.

    McIntosh's company, NoTosh Limited, develops products and services with creative companies on the one hand, and then takes the processes, attitudes and research gained there to the world of education. The company works with hundreds of schools and districts, providing ideas, inspiration and research on how to better engage kids.

    Ewan was a French and German High School teacher, before moving from the classroom into technology research and leadership as Scotland's first National Advisor on Learning and Technology Futures. He later helped set up one of the most ambitious investment funds from a public service broadcaster in the UK, the $100m 4iP Fund from Channel 4 Television.

    As well as heading up NoTosh's work globally with creative corporations, Governments and school districts, Ewan is a "Digital Angel" advisor on the digital agenda to the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Neelie Kroes.

    Ewan and his team are all about engaging people, whether they're voters, customers or kids in a classroom.

    CHILDREN, COMPUTERS, AND POWERFUL IDEAS

    Gary Stager
    Executive Director
    The Constructivist Consortium (USA)

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only: $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass

    Why do we have computers in schools? Is it to improve instruction by 0.2% or to change the world? Is incrementalism the enemy of progress?

    As Papert taught us, "It is fine to worry about what you are going to teach Monday as long as what you plan to do Monday points in the direction of a coherent vision of what you hope to do someday." This spirited Masterclass will challenge assumptions, offer an expanded appreciation of viable alternatives to the status quo and help school leaders clarify an informed vision for successfully leading their institution into the future. An expanded appreciation for how computing can truly transform learning helps help prepare school leaders to navigate the next "education revolution"

    This Masterclass will explore the following topics through minds-on experiences and authentic case studies.

    How the computationally-rich technologies of the maker movement may be used to affect real educational progress
    Super-charging project-based learning
    Using computers to maximise student agency
    Why are we arguing about personal computing in school?
    How modern knowledge construction is inseparable from computing
    Honoring learning with head, heart, and hands equally
    Creativity is inadequate without policies and practices that nurture the development of greatness
    Moving beyond design to action
    Elevating the expertise and professionalism of teachers
    Constructionism as the key to future school viability
    Designing schools to prepare children to solve problems their teachers never anticipated

    Who should attend?

    Principals
    Deputy and Assistant Principals
    Heads of Teaching and Learning
    eLearning Coordinators
    IT Coordinators
    Heads of Technology Studies
    Curriculum Leaders
    Teachers
    Tutors
    Directors
    Education officers
    From:

    Schools
    Government departments
    Education offices
    Tutoring organisations

    Why attend?
    Clarify an informed vision for leading your institution into the future
    Gain an expanded appreciation for how computing can truly transform learning
    Find out how to successfully navigate the next "education revolution"
    Discover how to develop a maker movement in your school
    Learn how to nurture the talents and creative capacities of your students

    About Your Masterclass Leader

    "Some people think outside of the box. Gary is unaware of the box's existence."
    - Futurist, Dr. David Thornburg

    Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator, speaker and consultant, is the Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online graduate school programs since the mid-90s, was a collaborator in the MIT Media Lab's Future of Learning Group and a member of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's Learning Team.

    In 1999, Converge Magazine named Gary a "shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny." The National School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of "20 Leaders to Watch" in 2007. The June 2010 issue of Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as "one of today's leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership." CUE presented Gary with its 2012 Technology in Learning Leadership Award.

    Dr. Stager is also a contributor to The Huffington Post and a Senior S.T.E.M. and Education Consultant to leading school architecture firm, Fielding Nair International. Gary also works with teachers and students as S.T.E.M. Director at The Oaks School in Hollywood, California.

    STUDENT LED LEARNING - THE FIRST FIVE DAYS

    Alan November
    International leader in education technology & Senior Partner
    November Learning (USA)

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only - $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass

    How can we guide students to learn, rather than simply being taught? And how can we create the culture change necessary to reap the benefits of student-led learning?

    We all know that the hardest part of any journey is the first step. In this masterclass, Alan November will provide you with a practical plan to implement a student-driven learning culture in your next five days. Discover how to implement active and inquiry based learning. And find out how to flip roles in your classroom – making students the teachers, and teachers the listeners.

    Who should attend?
    Principals
    Deputy and Assistant Principals
    Heads of Teaching and Learning
    eLearning Coordinators
    IT Coordinators
    Curriculum Leaders
    Teachers
    Directors
    Education officers
    From:

    Schools
    Government departments
    Education offices

    Why attend?
    Motivate students in the most powerful way – provide purpose
    Increase participation from the whole class through the 6 forms of student contribution
    Discover the secret to successful models of active and inquiry based learning
    Allow teachers to gain control over their time, and devote more attention to personalising instruction
    Teach essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, accessing information, creative collaboration, global communication, empathy, self-direction, and innovation
    Return to your school with a ready implementation plan for student-led learning

    About Your Masterclass Leader

    Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.

    Audiences enjoy Alan’s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. He has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America.

    Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Technology and Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. In 2007 he was selected to speak at the Cisco Public Services Summit during the Nobel Prize Festivities in Stockholm, Sweden. His writing includes numerous articles and two best-selling books, Empowering Students with Technology and Web Literacy for Educators. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.

    Each summer Alan leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference with world-class presenters and international participants. Visit http://novemberlearning.com/blc for more details.

    LiBRARY LEARNING TOOLS WORKSHOP AND EDCAMP (BYOD!)

    Joyce Valenza,
    Teacher Librarian, Springfield Township High School & incoming Assistant Professor of Practice, Rutgers University School of Communication & Information (USA)
    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only - $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass

    In the morning, Joyce will share an overview of ten trends to think and teach about in the coming school year and facilitate a make-and-take workshop using a few of the best new tools for modern library practice.
    The afternoon is a library edcamp experience. Participants will share experiences, best ideas, and professional expertise in:

    Two strands of interest-driven informal conversation
    A full-group Stinks/Rocks session of mini-debates of pressing library issues
    A lightening round, resource-sharing Smackdown of effective new tools and strategies

    Make sure you bring-your-own-laptop and plan to share, collaborate and leave with ideas you can immediately implement in your practice.

    Who should attend?

    Library Managers
    Teacher-Librarians
    eLearning Managers
    Information Managers
    Curriculum Leaders
    From:

    School libraries
    Resource centres

    Why attend?
    Join internationally acclaimed teacher-librarian Joyce Valenza for a full day of
    Learn effective tools and strategies in the areas of digital citizenship, network building, digital storytelling, reading 2.0, and information fluency
    Hear practical ideas from other school librarians and information managers
    Find solutions to the most important issues currently affecting your role
    Come away with a wiki full of ideas that you can immediately implement in your practice

    About Your Masterclass Leader

    Joyce is currently the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA). She joins the faculty of Rutgers University School of Communication & Information in January 2014.

    For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions. Her NeverendingSearch Blog (on the SLJ website) won an Edublogs Award for 2005 and 2009.

    Joyce was awarded an AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Her Twitter chat, #tlchat won an Edublogs Award in 2011.

    Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as a Technology and Learning 100@30 and was awarded an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

    Her Virtual Library won the IASL School Library Web Page of the Year Award for 2001. She has won her state's PSLA Outstanding Program (2005) and Outstanding Contributor (2009) Awards. Joyce is active in ALA, AASL, YALSA, and ISTE. She contributes to VOYA, Technology and Learning, and School Library Journal.

    Joyce earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in August, 2007 and speaks nationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of educational technology

    MOBILISING INFORMAL AND SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

    Neil Ballantyne
    Director
    Learning Designs (NZ)

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only: $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass
    Many research studies suggest that between 70% and 80% of workplace learning derives from informal experiential learning rather than direct formal training or instruction. Finding ways to enrich and develop the workplace as a natural learning ecosystem is a highly effective way of developing workforce performance.
    This masterclass lifts the veil on informal learning. Its core theme is understanding, assessing, and planning to support informal, experiential and social learning – including the appropriate use of social media.
    The masterclass is suitable for frontline managers, learning & development staff, HR professionals, and anyone else with a responsibility or interest in promoting informal and social learning in the workplace. See below for specific job titles.

    Who should attend?

    Heads of Learning and Development
    Heads of eLearning
    Heads of Human Resources
    Heads of Learning Technologies
    Heads of Innovation and Knowledge Management
    Instructional Designers
    Heads of Organisational Development
    Heads of Training
    From:

    Companies
    Government departments (local, state and federal)
    Universities and RTOs
    Training consultancies

    Why attend?
    Identify the value of informal and social learning and its impacts on productivity.
    Assess how the structure, culture and material circumstances of the workplace can help or hinder informal and social learning.
    Consider how technologies and social media can facilitate informal and social learning
    Take practical steps to improve informal and social learning in the workplace.

    About Your Masterclass Leader

    Neil Ballantyne is the Director of Learning Designs a New Zealand based company offering research, development and consultancy services for professionals working in human services education.

    For over twenty years Neil has contributed to the promotion of engaging, innovative, and evidence-based learning for human service professionals. He has worked on initiatives to embed learning in the workplace, and designed blended learning programmes for professionals working in youth development, alcohol and drug services, and social work.

    Previously Neil was a Reader at the Glasgow School of Social Work, and Learning Technology Manager at the Institute for Research & Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) in Scotland. At IRISS he led a team of information scientists, multi-media designers, and learning technologists, established the Learning Exchange (an open access digital repository of learning resources), and contributed to Social Services Knowledge Scotland (a knowledge management portal for Scotland’s social services workforce).

    Neil is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a board member of husITa.

    Educating creative and entrepreneurial students

    Dr Yong Zhao
    Presidential Chair, Associate Dean for Global Education, Director, Center for Advanced Technology in Education
    University of Oregon (USA)

    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only: $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass:

    Dr. Zhao proposes a new paradigm of education. In this interactive class Yong Zhao will discuss the triad model of education to prepare global, creative, and entrepreneurial talents that include: personalized curriculum/educational experience, product-oriented learning, and the globe as the campus. Yong Zhao will present specific details of each element. More importantly, he plans work with participants to develop innovative ways to implement each element through technology. Dr. Zhao’s presentation is based on the massive amount of evidence from a variety of sources he gathered for his new book World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (Corwin, 2012) and his Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization (ASCD, 2009).

    Key topics include:

    Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students
    Personalization and Strength-based Curriculum
    Product-oriented Learning
    The Global Campus

    Who should attend?

    Vice-Chancellors
    Deputy Vice-Chancellors
    Pro Vice-Chancellors
    Deans
    Heads of Faculty
    Professors
    From:

    Universities
    Higher education institutions
    Business and management schools
    Federal and state government

    Why attend?

    Identify how you can design learning environments to cultivate creative and entrepreneurial talents
    Delve into the "success stories" of world-recognised entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, and analyse what role their education played in their success, if any
    Develop innovative ways to implement each step through the effective use of technology

    About your masterlcass leader:

    Dr. Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 10 most influential people in educational technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His latest book World Class Learners has won several awards including the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Educ ation Publishers' (AEP) Judges' Award and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership(2013).

    TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP: PREPARING YOUR IT DEPARTMENT FOR

    THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Conrad Wolfram
    Director of Strategic and International Development
    Wolfram Research, Inc. and Owner, Wolfram Research Europe Ltd
    Date: Thursday, June 5th 2014
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (including one hour for lunch)
    Registration costs: Masterclass only: $995
    Masterclass + congress bundle: Save up to $295 if you register before December 20th – view the full pricing options here

    About the Masterclass
    There is perhaps nobody more knowledgeable or better-placed to tell you the strengths of an effective technical leader than Conrad Wolfram. As the youngest of the Wolfram brothers, both famed for founding the world-renowned Wolfram Research Inc, Conrad's instigation and leadership of Wolfram Research Inc. and its technical initiatives has been central to many key innovations in the technical computing industry. His efforts to democratize computation through automation and interactivity has truly proven him to be a force to be reckoned with among the top-ranks of technical leaders.

    Join Conrad in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as he demonstrates how you as a technical leader can best manage your staff in this challenging digital age of education.

    Who should attend?:
    CIOs & CTOs
    IT Directors & Managers
    Directors of Information Services
    Network & Communications Managers
    Service Delivery Managers
    Senior-level Managers and Administrators
    From:
    Higher education/ Tertiary education
    Vocational education and Training
    Schools
    Federal and state government

    Why attend?

    Realise a unique and intriguing perspective on how best to manage your IT team now and in the future
    Uncover the changing face of learning and what this means for your IT department
    Predict the technology trends that will affect your team in 5 years' time, discover the skills they will need to effectively manage this technology revolution and uncover what you must do now to smooth the transition

    About your masterclass leader:

    Conrad is the younger Wolfram of Wolfram Research - the organisation responsible for Wolfram|Alpha, Demonstrations and the core underlying technology. Conrad founded the European Wolfram Research in 1991 after his brother Stephen set up the headquarters in the US. Conrad continues to be its CEO.

    Since 1997 Conrad has also been strategic director of the worldwide group and initiates and directs their business, marketing, design and a variety of strategic technical projects---everything from the CDF Player concept to webMathematica (which underlies Wolfram|Alpha) to conceptualizing wolfram.com. In doing this Conrad has formed new concepts of management including early use of website design to define strategy, "strategic bundles" and industry solutions sites as a way to verticalize activities.

    A key part of his work has been understanding the underlying scope of our technology and communicating what we have, which he does do in his talks, sometimes in blogs and often in directing Wolfram Research's initiatives and their messages.

    Conrad is interested in how technology and computation can move our lives and economies forward and in turn how this affects education. In particular Conrad realised that the school subject of maths has become almost totally discrepant from its real-world application and in 2010 founded computerbasedmath.org to address this worldwide.
    Conrad has an MA from Cambridge University, UK where he reads physics and mathematics.

    For fun, he takes photos and play the piano.

    SPONSOR / EXHIBIT

    EduTECH features 8 conferences, with multiple streams and breakout sessions, plus practical Masterclasses... all running alongside Australia’s LARGEST education + training + libraries + technology exhibition, so delegates gain the benefits of a niche congress aimed precisely their sector, combined with the QUANTITY and SCALE that only an exhibition the size of EduTECH can deliver. There is no other show in the Southern Hemisphere that can compete, so if you want to meet 1000's of targeted decision-makers in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, THIS is where you need to be in 2014.

    Schools
    Higher Ed / Tertiary
    VET
    Libraries
    Workplace Learning (Learning and Development departments in business and government)

    Why Sponsor / Exhibit?

    Every year, the education sector continues to increase IT spending. By 2015 it will near $3billion - 10% of ALL ICT spending in Australia.

    But getting your share can be challenging. With a wide array of stake holders to meet, the sales process can be long and costly with each engagement typically focused on just one client.

    So, ask yourself this question...

    How long would it normally take your organisation to meet with 4000+ decision makers? 6 months? A year? Even longer??

    By getting involved with EduTECH 2014, you can do this in just 2 days.

    No other education event offers the same level of exposure to so many education decision makers, including schools, TAFE's, RTO's, universities, libraries and workplace T+D professionals.

    If you’re serious about selling into the education sector, then EduTECH 2014 should be the first event in your calendar.

    Who Should Sponsor / Exhibit?

    Australia’s largest education technology exhibition provides delegates the opportunity to meet with and discuss solutions from a wide range of vendors working across the entire education technology sector.

    The exhibition will showcase the latest in cutting-edge learning technologies designed to enhance learning outcomes, the enterprise-grade systems and infrastructure solutions needed to provide the backbone to the modern education establishment, and other technologies critical to efficiently running the business of education, whether at school, tertiary institution or workplace.

    If you provide any of the following educational solutions or services, then our delegates and visitors want to meet you

    Teaching, Training and Learning Solutions

    Learning Management Systems
    Interactive Technologies
    Whiteboards and Displays
    Learning Apps
    Learning and collaboration systems
    Games and learning
    Digital content
    M-Learning
    Digital content
    M-Learning
    CAD / CAM tools
    Audio Visual equipment

    eLearning

    eLearning and virtual learning environments
    Online content & resources
    Internet based learning solutions
    eLearning tools / Online Learning Environments
    Video Conferencing / Tele-Presence

    ICT infrastructure & equipment (including integration and consulting); Enterprise Solutions

    Cloud solutions
    Virtualisation
    Big Data & Analytics
    Network Security solutions
    e-Safety and privacy
    Network Infrastructure
    Hardware and Devices
    Network Management Tools
    Wireless / WiFi
    Printers & Peripherals
    3D printers
    Scanners
    Photocopiers

    Media and Content

    Books, magazines and eBooks
    Recording equipment
    Broadcasting solutions
    Publishing
    Content creation
    Content Management Solutions

    Management, Finance and Administration Tools

    Accounting Solutions & Services
    Banking and payment solutions
    eCommerce
    Cashless Payments
    Student Management Systems
    Lunch Ordering Systems
    Printing solutions
    Payroll
    Asset tracking, audit and compliance
    HR Solutions
    Student and Parent communication solutions
    Assessment and tracking solutions
    Learning Analytics

    Library Management Solutions

    Access control and management
    Smart Cards
    Digital Curriculum Resources
    Content Management
    Solutions
    Collaboration Tools
    RFID Solutions
    Self Service Terminals
    Security Solutions
    Cloud Based Library Solutions

    Website design and hosting

    Content Management Systems
    Design Services
    Student Marketing/Acquisition Services

    App Development
    Learning games

    Devices, Smartphones

    Handheld / mobile devices

    Innovative new technology

    3D Printing
    Robotics
    Simulation
    Modelling
    Augmented Reality

    CCTV, Security, Access Control & Warning Systems

    CCTV cameras
    Audio Visual Equipment
    Bells, alarms, warning systems
    Staging
    PA / microphones

    Furniture, equipment, storage

    Desks, Chairs, flooring
    Shade
    Play Equipment
    Sports Equipment

    Professional Development and training for teachers, trainers, lecturers, facilitators, mentors

    Universities, TAFEs and Colleges that offer teacher training

    Special Needs Equipment & Services

    Inclusive learning technology
    Assitive Learning

    Other

    Facilities Management Services
    Food & Catering
    Architecture & Building
    Educational Toys
    Financial Services
    Superannuation
    Education and technology Consultancy
    Pre-fabricated/portable classrooms

    Whatever your area of expertise, exhibiting at EduTECH will put YOU face to face with the people you want to speak to…

    Reasons to exhibit & sponsor

    1. EduTECH 2014 features EIGHT co-located conferences, meaning that you gain the benefits of a niche event aimed at your target market, PLUS you get the quantity of visitors that only a large-scale event like EduTECH can attract.

    2. Meet school leadership teams across 4 congresses for K-12 education: K-12 Ed Leaders Congress, K-12 IT Directors & Managers Congress, K-12 Business Managers & Administrators Congress and K-12 Library Managers Congress

    3. Meet higher ed & tertiary leadership teams across 3 post-school congresses: Higher Ed Leaders Congress, Tertiary Tech Leaders Congress, VET Leaders Congress and Workplace Learning Congress

    4. Meet Training & Development Managers and eLearning Managers at the Workplace Learning Congress

    5. Grab the opportunity to piggy-back off our enormous, year-round marketing campaign – the organiser of EduTECH - Association and Communications Events – also organises several other spin off events throughout the year, and therefore own and manage THE largest and most accurate database of education professionals in Australia, segmented by interest, responsibility, geography, buying power, etc. Many of these people have also filled out surveys about their buying habits, including whether they are buying decision makers or key influencers. These lists and this information is ONLY available to our key sponsors.

    6. Generate targeted sales leads and build your sales pipeline.

    7. Reinforce your brand and remain top-of-mind with your existing clients and future prospects.

    8. Launch a new product.

    9. Showcase a new technology.

    10. Drive more traffic to your stand by hosting a seminar or participating in the very popular ‘Win a Car’ passport competition.

    What did previous sponsors think?

    "At Microsoft, we consider EduTECH to be the most influential and important Education & Technology event in Australia. We're proud that our partnership with EduTECH allows us to further support education in Australia"
    - Richard Ryan, Innovative Schools Program Manager, Microsoft

    "Netbox Blue provides internet security and management solutions to schools, so an event like EduTECH is a must attend event because many of our customers and prospects attend each year." "Netbox Blue ran several successful workshops at EduTECH that were 'standing-room only' - these enabled us to present our solution to 80 or so prospects at a time. The feedback and questions from these sessions was extremely useful."
    - Peter Geale, Global Marketing Manager, Netbox Blue

    "EduTECH was a fantastic event for us. It was very well organised, and allowed us to engage hundreds of potential customers interested in our solutions. It's the only event we do that offers us the chance to meet entire school leadership teams in one place"
    - John Walker, Marketing Manager, Anittel

    Benefits of sponsoring

    Meet and network with 5,000+ attendees from across 8 co-located events - all focused on the practical use of technology in education

    Choose from a range of sponsorship opportunities across any or all of the conferences - You choose what suits you best, then deliver your message directly to a pre-qualified audience, looking for solutions and partners

    Launch new products or services - this combined exhibition offers the ideal launch pad for new developments, products and services in front of the leaders in education technology from across the ANZ region

    Brand visibility through our multi-channel marketing campaign - get exposure all year round through print advertising, mail, telemarketing, email, web and social media activities

    Demonstrate your expertise by aligning yourself with one of the 8 conferences

    Engage all the decision makers at once – with the different conferences all designed to appeal to decision makers and key influencers, everybody that you need to speak with to win business will be at the show at the same time

    CPD Points

    All EduTECH delegates may request a certificate of attendance which can be used as proof of professional learning.

    All teachers may register their EduTECH attendance toward their PD records. For NSW teachers, EduTECH attendance will count towards 'Teacher Identified PD'.

    2 Easy Ways to register

    1. Register Online here
    2. Register by Phone: 02 8908 8555
    Use this pricing table to register for the following Congresses OR Congress + Masterclass bundles:
    K-12 Ed Leaders Congress
    K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress
    K-12 Business Managers and Administrators Congress
    K-12 Library Managers Congress
    Schools - Subsidised Fee
    Congress Only $595 REGISTER >
    Congress + One Masterclass Bundle $1,495 (save $95) REGISTER >

    Non-schools/supplier Fee
    Congress Only $1,395 REGISTER >
    Congress + One Masterclass Bundle $2,295 (save $95) REGISTER >

    Use this pricing table to register for the following Congresses OR Congress + Masterclass bundles:
    Higher Ed Leaders Congress
    Tertiary Tech Leaders Congress
    VET Leaders Congress
    Workplace Learning Congress
    Fee
    Congress Only $995 REGISTER >
    Congress + One Masterclass Bundle $1,795 (save $195) REGISTER >

    Use this pricing table to if you wish to register for a Masterclass ONLY (i.e. no Congress is included)
    Masterclass A: Dr.Sugata Mitra
    Masterclass B: Ewan McIntosh
    Masterclass C: Dr. Gary Stager
    Masterclass D: Alan November
    Masterclass E: Joyce Valenza
    Masterclass F: Neil Ballantyne
    Masterclass G: Dr. Yong Zhao
    Masterclass H: Conrad Wolfram

    $995

    Official EduTECH Gala Dinner
    Brisbane Convention Centre in the Plaza Ballroom

    Note: The EduTECH Dinner is only available to registered delegates
    Click here for more details about the dinner

    Fee
    Official EduTECH Gala Dinner: $90