New Thinking: New Possibilities – AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference

6th August, 2021 @ 9:00 am


06/08/2021 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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See the complete AISSA Educational Leaders 2021 STEM Conference Program now


A full refund will be made should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.


What do we need to think about to educate beyond our present? What might the STEM possibilities be? How early is too early? What does Artificial Intelligence mean for education? What opportunities exist within the Australian Curriculum? What is machine learning? How might the space industry shape the future?

The AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference 2021 brings together educators from the Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry experts to ignite new thinking and possibilities for the what, the why and the how of STEM rich learning and the opportunities and pathways it provides for a strong and vibrant future.

The conference program includes an opportunity to hear from three visionary Keynote Speakers and engage in professional conversations, workshops and a panel discussion, enabling delegates to explore and develop new ideas and thinking about the future of STEM Education.

Target audience: Principals, Deputy Principals, ELC Directors, Educational Leaders, Curriculum Leaders, Lead Teachers from ELC to Year 12

Delivery mode: face to face

Keynote speakers:

Educating beyond our present, Emeritus Professor Louise McWhinnie, University of Technology Sydney

High Possibility STEM Classrooms, Associate Professor Jane Hunter, School of International Studies and Education, University of Technology Sydney

Artificial Intelligence, Associate Professor Erica Southgate, School of Education, University of Newcastle

Creativity and the Future of Work: Developing the Next Generation of STEM Women, Professor David Cropley, Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of South Australia


Conference Cost
Non Member Schools $450.00 + GST
AISSA Member Schools $380.00 +GST (using the booking code which is available from AISSA member School Principals)

Refund and Attendance
If you do not attend the event the AISSA will still incur costs. If notice of cancellation is received prior to Friday, 23 July 2021 a full refund will be available. Cancellation after this date will incur the full attendance cost.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules. To secure your place please follow the link to register. Attendance at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg without a confirmed place will result in you being turned away.


Registration: Via EventBrite – Please Register via this link


For further information contact Aleida Mabarrack, Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA.