This year’s conference is being hosted by the Australian National University with the theme of ‘Place, purpose, possibilities.’ We hope you can join this warm and welcoming community Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 October 2019 to hear an exciting line up of speakers, workshops, presentations, and networking events.

What is EdTechPosium?

EdTechPosium is an educational technology conference that is held annually in Canberra and has been running for over ten years drawing EdTech enthusiasts from the ACT and surrounding regions to share, network, collaborate, and learn new ideas about enhancing education through technology. EdTechPosium welcomes participants from all sectors, including schools, government, private training providers, libraries, museums, galleries, vocational education, and higher education. Join this warm and welcoming community 28 – 29 October 2019 to hear an exciting line up of speakers, workshops, presentations, and networking events.

EdTechPosium 2019 at the Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is delighted to host the 2019 EdTechPosium at its beautiful campus in the centre of Canberra. ANU is home to 25,000 students and is internationally recognised for research excellence and as a place for providing inclusive education.

Conference theme: Place, purpose, possibilities

With the conference theme, ‘Place, purpose, possibilities’, we invite participants to consider how spaces, places, and environments – both physical and digital – foster educational opportunities for students. We offer our respects to the Traditional Owners, past, present, and emerging, of the Indigenous land on which Canberra and the ANU are located, and seek to explore the interconnectedness of country, home, and land in relation to education and communities.

Shared spaces create opportunities for listening, building communities, and building relationships. ANU has recently undergone a dramatic campus redevelopment project in the opening of its new Kambri precinct, which has not only changed the ANU as a place but also seeks to foster innovative and interactive teaching and learning approaches through its new teaching spaces. New technologies can bring people together beyond the limitations of physical presence, allowing us to share our experiences and invite new people into our own spaces.

We invite contributions that consider, but is not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Building cultures of teaching and learning
  • Enabling educational innovations
  • Adapting learning and teaching for the future

Our Keynotes

We are pleased to announce an exciting line up of keynotes for this years conference including Martin Dougiamas, the founder of Moodle, Mike Seymour researcher from the Motus Lab at the University of Sydney, Prof Peter Radoll from the University of Canberra, Erica Southgate from University of Newcastle,  Dr Chie Adachi from Deakin University and Leanne Cover from Canberra Institute of Technology. Each of these keynotes will bring a different perspective to what it means as educators, learning technologists and learning designers using technology in our teaching and learning places and spaces and open up new purposes and possibilities for embracing technologies, old and new, in our educational practice, regardless of the context we are coming from. We also have opportunities to hear from our colleagues working from across many sectors through the many presentations and workshops included in the program. This year we will also be introducing into the program a ‘Places walk’ which will allow us to explore the idea of place and innovative teaching and learning spaces across the ANU.

EdTechPosium Committee

EdTechPosium is organised entirely by a volunteer committee with committee members coming from The University of NSW (Canberra), University of Canberra (UC), Australian Catholic University (ACU), Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), Canberra Grammar School, Wisdom Learning and the Australian National University (ANU). As we seek to broaden the community involvement in EdTechPosium we also have advisory members coming from those institutions listed above and IPAustralia, Anglicare, Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House.

We are looking forward to hosting this year’s EdTechPosium 2019 and hope you can join us. Look forward to seeing you then.

Janene Harman

2019 Conference Chair, ANU