Conference Program

Thursday morning 16th August

8:00 AM

Registration Opens & Networking time & Light Breakfast

8:45 AM

Welcome to country ~ Katrina Karlapina  Power

8:55 AM

Opening of Conference – John Gardner, Minister for Education and Peter Mader, SASPA President.

9:15 AM

Keynote: Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk – The changing landscape of work and building a future ready workforce.

Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk (Executive Director, ICT and Digital Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

10:15 AM

Reflections

10:45 AM

Morning Tea

11:15 AM

Workshop 1 – Choose from 3 workshops

12:45 PM

Lunch

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Thursday afternoon 16th August

1:45 PM

Workshop 2 – Choose from 3 workshops

3:25 PM

Keynote: Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice Chancellor, University of Adelaide

3:55 PM

Keynote: Rick Persse, Chief Executive, Department for Education

4.20 PM

Close of Day #1

4.20-5:50 PM

Networking and Drinks Hour & a Half with Department for Education Senior Executive Group members

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Friday morning 17th August

8:00 AM

Networking time & Light Breakfast

8:45 AM

Welcome & Introduction to the day – Jo Mason

8:50 AM

Virtual Reality & Education

9:05 AM

Launch of ASPA Monograph – “Beyond Certainty: Towards a Process for Thinking About Futures in Australian Education” – Peter Mader

9:20 AM

Keynote: Pasi Sahlberg – “What Next for Australian Schools: From the outside looking in”

10:35 AM

Table Reflections / Q&A with Pasi Sahlberg

11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:30 AM

Workshop Session 3 – Choose from 3 workshops

1:00 PM

Lunch (2 course in Hickinbotham Hall including sponsors prize draw announcements)

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is subject to change by the SASPA conference planning committee

Friday afternoon 17th August

1:00 PM

Lunch (2 course in Hickinbotham Hall including sponsors prize draw announcements)

2:00 PM

Launch of SASPA / SAPPA Public Education Videos – Peter Mader

2:10 PM

“The Importance of Public (Secondary) Schooling” – Jane Caro

3:30 PM

Conference Close ~ Peter Mader

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PLEASE NOTE: This program is subject to change by the SASPA conference planning committee