2018 STEM Workforce Conference

Join RDA Hunter for the 2018 STEM Workforce Conference

2018 STEM Workforce Conference

Technology is disrupting the way we live, work, study and do business. It’s made us globally interdependent and encouraged us to engage with new markets. It’s also forced us to compete at an international level which means harnessing our competitive strengths, seizing opportunities and being vigilant to the next big international trends. 

So, when it comes to preparing the Hunter region’s strong industrial base for the future ….

HOW WILL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CREATE NEW JOBS? 
HOW WILL STEM CHANGE THE FACE OF TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY AND WHAT’S NEXT? 
WHAT DO OUR KIDS NEED TO BE READY FOR? HOW DO THEY PREPARE? 
HOW DOES OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM ADAPT?

To help answer these questions, RDA Hunter has assembled some of the Country’s brightest futurists and STEM experts to discuss ‘the next big thing in STEM’ at its 2018 STEM Workforce Conference. 

THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018

9AM - 4.20PM (Networking drinks 4.20pm - 5.30pm)

RYDGES NEWCASTLE (FORMERLY CROWNE PLAZA NEWCASTLE)

$250 per person + GST


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Download the Conference Agenda 

2018 STEM Workforce Conference Agenda 2018 STEM Workforce Conference Agenda (59 KB)

Meet our speakers

MR MARK PESCE - FUTURIST, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR, INNOVATOR

DR CATHERINE BALL - FUTURIST, INNOVATOR, SCIENTIST, CHAMPION OF CHANGE, COMMUNICATOR

DR JENINE BEEKHUYZEN - FUTURIST, TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES & TECH GIRLS MOVEMENT

MS JAN OWEN AM - FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

MS EMMA BROADBENT - CISCO

MR ANDREW CHAPMAN - BAE SYSTEMS

MS SANDRA JAMES - BOEING AUSTRALIA

MR CHRIS ECCLESTON - HEDWELD GROUP 

MR RYAN STEPHENSON - BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS

MR NORMAN BALLARD - HUMMINGBIRD ELECTRONICS

MS JADE RYAN - JACOBS

MS KAREN HUMPHREYS - SKILLSPOINT HQ, TAFE NSW

PROF LEE SMITH - UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

MR DAVID BONZO - ST PHILIP'S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

MR RICK EVANS - RDA HUNTER'S STEM WORKFORCE INITIATIVE


The 2018 STEM Workforce Conference will examine international and future trends and discuss the role science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plays in the way we do business, the jobs we’ll be doing and how we’ll be doing them in industries such as Defence and Defence Industry, Energy, Agriculture and Medical Technologies. It will facilitate industry and stakeholder discussion to identify and determine what these jobs will look like in the Hunter and the skills our young people will need to perform them. 

It will be an opportunity for RDA Hunter to gain insights into the future requirements of industry and tailor the next iterations of its STEM skilling initiatives - Mini ME, ME Program and STEMship - accordingly. And, it will provide a forum for collaboration between industry, government and education providers to shape workforce development in the region.

The event’s Master of Ceremonies is leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator, Mark Pesce. Mark has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for thirty-five years and will provide insights and clarity about the future - the opportunities and the disruptions - and how the Hunter region can leverage its capabilities to meet the challenges of the future head-on.

The STEM Workforce Conference is supported by the Australian Department of Defence, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and BAE Systems. 

It is being staged in conjunction with the CCGPS Future Focused Learing STEM Conference that will be held on Friday 11th May at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. 

Download Flyer 

CCGPS STEM Learning Conference Flyer Feb 18 CCGPS STEM Learning Conference Flyer Feb 18 (2302 KB)

 Two Day package rates are available at $500 + GST per person.
 

Click the link for information about RDA Hunter's STEM Workforce Initiative