Over 1,500 principals, educators and practitioners across the education sector descended upon the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the National Education Summit on the Friday 31 August — Saturday 1 September 2018.
The Summit is the education event of the year. Attendees dived into conferences, masterclasses, a free trade expo, and took part in a line-up of talks and seminars which showcased the cutting-edge ideas and hard hitting topics from across the education world.
A highlight of the event was the Legal & Risk Management Frameworks conference, which offered Principals and School Leaders the opportunity to hear valuable advice on managing risks and legal issues in an educational setting. Presented by a series of lawyers from Piper Alderman, the discussion covered many contemporary issues such as social media use, duty of care, and sexting in schools.
Another popular event this year was the Masterclass series, held by a consortium of highly-experienced and well-respected educational consultants. The series was designed to guide school leaders through designing and implementing key school improvement reforms, with a focus on building positive views of students and staff through engagement and empowerment; managing and monitoring school-wide reforms; methods of improving and nurturing staff performance; and how to support leaders and teachers, in order to improve the overall quality of teaching and learning in schools.
The Special Needs Symposium was another stand-out feature of the National Education Summit. Across four different streams—ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, and Autism—the Symposium was a valuable resource for educators, providing in-depth knowledge, evidence-based research, and strategies necessary to foster more capable, understanding and inclusive classrooms.
“The popularity of these high level conferences and classes demonstrates that Australia’s educators are as enthusiastic and motivated as ever in learning about and providing more well-equipped and empathetic strategies into our schools,” said International Exhibition & Conference Group CEO, Marie Kinsella.
Of keen interest to attendees were the free seminars at The Education Show. Across 15 comprehensive talks, seminars and panel discussions, educational experts dove deep into four main themes, including professional teaching strategies, tackling new technologies, techniques to maximise learning and fostering wellbeing.
Along with the seminars was a free trade show, featuring 100+ leading businesses and organisations, all exhibiting the latest resources, services, products and technology for education. Our exhibitor highlights includes the likes of Speld Victoria, Enhance TV, Cengage, The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia, Tali Health and THRASS Institute.
“As this year’s National Education Summit comes to a successful close, we begin another year of promising change in Australia’s education sector,” said Kinsella. “With the broadest range of products, services and discussions on offer from industry leaders, the Summit is a unique experience that continually inspires change in educators and impacts the very nature of the system.”
“Feedback from our exhibitors has been incredibly positive, proving just how effective and valuable the face to face interaction is to businesses when marketing their products and services.” said Kinsella.
The National Education Summit 2019 incorporating The Education Show will be held on Friday 30 August – Saturday 31 August.