RDA Hunter’s Smart Workforce STEM Conference & Gala Dinner

RDA Hunter’s Smart Workforce STEM conference aims to build stronger partnerships between STEM employers and education institutions in order to improve students STEM capabilities

You are invited to attend RDA Hunter’s Smart Workforce STEM conference which will bring together representatives from secondary and tertiary education institutions, industry and key players in the STEM fields. It aims to build stronger partnerships between STEM employers and education institutions in order to improve students STEM capabilities.

Note: Ticket sales for this event have been very strong, as there are limited numbers, this event will sell out. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: 12th May, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Location: Crown Plaza Hunter Valley
More Information: www.meprogram.com.au/stem-conference
Registration: www.rda_stem17.eventbrite.com.au

Please register early as there are limited placements and this event is expected to sell out quickly.

RDA Hunter & University of Newcastle Gala Dinner:
At the conclusion of the conference there is an optional Gala Dinner with guest speaker Adam Spencer. It includes a three course meal and drinks included.

Events and Costs
• Conference Only $366.74 (Early Bird Special) Save $100
• Gala Dinner $160 (Dinner Speaker, Adam Spencer)
• Vineyard Tour $50 (Saturday Morning)

Speakers Include:
• Professor Rodger Bybee, (USA) STEM Academic, Author, Teacher
• Professor John Williams, (WA)  Director of the STEM Education Research Group Curtin University
• Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, (QLD)  Founder and CEO Tech Girls Movement, Tech Girls Are Superheroes
• Andrew Chapman (NSW) Head of Engineering BAE Systems Williamtown
• Sally-Ann Williams, (Australia, New Zealand) Engineering Community and Outreach Manager, Google Australia and New Zealand (Invited to be confirmed)
• Professor Brett Ninness, (Regional NSW)  Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
• Christopher Sharkey, (USA & NSW)  CTO AutoPilot HQ
• Solange Cumin, (NSW) Co-Founder and CEO Cuberider
• Andreas Antoniades (Regional NSW) CEO Obelisk Systems
• Maggie Farrell (SA) formerly STEM Researcher from the AI Group
• Dr Scott Sleap Regional Development Australia – Hunter

• Also featured in the breakout sessions are our Super Stars of STEM education. This includes a number of teachers from some of the most successful STEM schools in NSW.

The conference is supported by the following organisations;
• The University of Newcastle (Platinum Sponsor)
• TAFE NSW (Gold Sponsor)
• BAE Systems (Gold Sponsor)
• Engineers Australia (Silver Sponsor)
• Training Services NSW (Silver Sponsor)

Accommodation packages are available for Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley book here.