RDA HUNTER’S 2018 STEM WORKFORCE CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD ON 10TH MAY AT RYDGES NEWCASTLE
THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018
9AM – 4.20PM (NETWORKING DRINKS 4.20PM – 5.30PM)
RYDGES NEWCASTLE (FORMERLY CROWNE PLAZA NEWCASTLE)
$250 PER PERSON + GST
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.