2019 STEAM In The Regions Forum

Mecure Hotel Townsville, 21 February, 9am - 5pm

21 Feb
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UPDATE 11/02/109:  This event has been postponed, to a future date not yet set.

Townsville Enterprise, supported by Questacon, is proud to bring you the inaugural ‘2019 STEAM in the Regions Forum’ on Thursday, 21 February 2019 at Mercure Townsville.

STEAM In The Regions Forum is a unique collaboration bringing together Australia’s opinion leaders, industry experts and educators as they exchange ideas, share best practices and collaborate in the development of a roadmap to successful regional STEAM Hubs in Townsville North Queensland. The forum seeks to ensure that regional communities can attract and retain talent by establishing a highly skilled and productive workforce, build trans-disciplinary and creative industry linkages, drive opportunities from industry and education collaboration, deliver career paths for the local community and attract those living in cities to regional communities.

The event will feature:

– Case studies on successful industry

-education partnerships

– Workshops on industry specific education needs

– Insights into Questacon’s National Science and Technology Centre and its outreach programs

– Development of a roadmap to successful regional STEAM integration

WHY ATTEND For Industry:

– Shape the next generation of your workforce

– Communicate your industry needs

– Access industry ready graduates

– Hear from other industry leaders on their positive experiences with integrated education

-industry partnerships

– Network, collaborate and build partnerships with educators, opinion leaders and industry experts

For Educators:

– Establish strategic partnerships with industry

– Understand what resources are available to empower regional students to engage in STEAM

– Hear insights directly from Questacon – Join collaborative sessions with experts and various industries

– Network with other educators from around the country

Register today to join 120+ industry leaders, educators and students and help nurture the workforce of the future. Tickets for this event are limited.

TICKET SALE CLOSES FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2019 $139 Townsville Enterprise Members | $169 Non Members | $69 Students* Please email milica.stojanovic@tel.com.au to purchase a student ticket. *Student ID will be required upon event entry


Session 1: STEAM in the Regions

Session 2: STEAM Impact on Industry + Plenary Sessions

Session 3: Industry-Education Partnerships

Session 4: Mechanisms Supporting Regional Delivery + Inspiring Australia Presentations


– Dr Bobby Cerini, Deputy Director | General Manager (Science and Learning) – Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre –

– David Harris, Artist/Interactive Media Sessional Lecturer – Griffith University –

– Dr Sheryn Pitman, Programme Manager – Inspiring South Australia

– Jackie Randles, Manager – Inspiring Australia (NSW)

– Sarah Chapman, Head of Department of Science – Townsville State High School

Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm; Registration from 8.30am Location: Ballroom, Mercure Townsville, 166 Woolcock St, Townsville, 4812

Catering: Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Post-Event Drinks and Canapes Provided


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is a global education movement bridging the gap between industry needs and education by applying an integrated approach to learning and teaching that aims to empower students and meet the needs of a 21st Century economy.

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