Our Story

 

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FOR EDUCATIONS AND EDTECH PROVIDERS!


EduTECH is one of the largest education events in the world. It is without doubt the best-know, biggest and best quality education event in Australia and the APAC region, attended by between 10,000 – 15,000 people annually.


The event launched in 2011 in Sydney and has since moved between Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Spin-off EduTECH events have also launched around the world including in Singapore, Philippines, Dubai, Johannesburg, and London. All up, EduTECH events reach over 50,000 educators per year!

 

Our Australian event features a massive 19,500m2 trade show (approx. 400 exhibitors), multi-streamed conferences and dozens of practical breakout seminars, training forums and Professional Development workshops.

 

All participants receive attendance certificates which can be used in most jurisdictions for recognised Professional Development.

 

Although EduTECH is supported by dozens of leading associations and peak bodies, as well as hundreds of solution providers, the event itself remains proudly independent, neutral, and agnostic, making it the perfect place to meet, learn and discover, as well as evaluate or purchase the very latest in educational products and services.

 

It is the only event that represents the entire learning lifecycle - from cradle to the grave – including preschool, school, vocational education, higher education, workplace learning, HR skills development and continued adult learning.

 

It is also the only event that brings together everyone in the decision-making chain, including leaders, practitioners and managers from ICT, business, and finance. An example of this can be seen in the way various conference tracks are organized for school principals and executives, teachers, ICT administrators, business managers and bursars.

 

It is also the only event that covers all sectors and types of schools, including public, independent, and Catholic; primary, senior and K-12.

 

All this at one event… making it a very compelling proposition!

 

In 2020 and 2021, due to COVID-19, EduTECH pivoted from an in-person event to a virtual-only event. As a testament to the following that EduTECH has, the virtual events broke all previous attendance records (14,425 and 15,300 attendees respectively).

 

In August 2022, with two years of pent-up demand and an eagerness to upskill and reconnect in-person, the Education sector reunited with 10,000+ attendees, a recording breaking 455 thought-provoking speakers and 300 leaders in Edtech came together.

 

Don’t miss EduTECH 2023, scheduled for Melbourne on 24 & 25 August, with the Victorian Government and Department of Education and Training as Event Partners.

 

Theme, Mission, Goals


Our theme

Digitisation, Creativity, Diversity

 

 

Our mission

Is to work together to lift and lead education in Australasia by:

  • Improving teaching methods and learning outcomes across all subjects
  • Promoting gender equality, inclusiveness and equity
  • Demonstrating how new technologies - like robotics, VR, AR, drones, 3D printing, data analysis and artificial intelligence – can be integrated into mainstream learning
  • Enhancing STEM education
  • Offering equal opportunities for regional schools to attend EduTECH by offering discounted tickets and on-demand PD
  • Fostering a national culture of life-long learning 

 

 

Our goal

In addition to EduTECH’s underlying and perpetual mission, in 2022 we’re also committed to highlight and support a range of important social issues, including:

  • Reducing the incidence of youth suicide and self-harm
  • Supporting indigenous education
  • Supporting the war on plastic waste
  • Encouraging and boosting music in education

 

 

“EduTECH is so much more than Australia’s biggest conference. It’s a movement…..and TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

 

- Craig Macfarlane, Managing Director, Terrapinn Australia (organiser of EduTECH)