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 – 4.15PM (NETWORKING DRINKS 4.15PM – 5.30PM)
CROWNE PLAZA NEWCASTLE
$250 PER PERSON + GST
TO REGISTER VISIT 2018 STEM WORKFORCE CONFERENCE
The event 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.
MR MARK PESCE – FUTURIST, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR, INNOVATOR
DR CATHERINE BALL – INNOVATOR, SCIENTIST, CHAMPION OF CHANGE, COMMUNICATOR
DR JENINE BEEKHUYZEN – TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES & TECH GIRLS MOVEMENT
MS EMMA BROADBENT – CISCO
MS SANDRA JAMES – BOEING
MR CHRIS ECCLESTON – HEDWELD GROUP
MR RYAN STEPHENSON – BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE SIMULATIONS
MR NORMAN BALLARD – HUMMINGBIRD ELECTRONICS
MS KAREN HUMPHREYS – SKILLSPOINT HQ, TAFE NSW
MR DAVID BONZO – ST PHILIP’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
MR RICK EVANS – RDA HUNTER’S STEM WORKFORCE INITIATIVE
(Additional speakers currently being confirmed)
*RDA Hunter’s STEM Workforce Conference will be staged in conjunction with the CCGPS Future Focused Learing STEM Conference that will be held on Friday 11th May at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. CCGPS Conference Flyer Feb 18
Two Day package rates are available at $500 + GST per person.