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2017 iiate conference

  • 19 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 21 Oct 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sydney Masonic Centre - 66 Goulburn St, Sydney

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This conference is provided by the iiate as a forum for all teachers of Industrial Arts, Technology and STEM.

The conference consists of an all day ‘Hands On’ workshop course on Thursday, followed by a two-day conference including auditorium presenters and two breakout workshops, as well as two evening events. 

Delegates may choose which combination of day and/or evening events they wish to attend. 

All teachers from stage 3 to 6 are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome to attend the evening events.

The information presented at this conference relates directly to the teaching of Industrial Arts, Technology and STEM curriculum.

Teachers are provided with the opportunity for networking, resource sharing, skill development and advancement, and to be kept abreast of current and future directions in STEM education, focusing on Engineering and Technology. 

Lunch and morning tea are provided. Schools will need to provide casual relief for conference attendees.

Conference Welcome Cruise departs Aquarium Wharf* 

Conference Dinner is at Sydney Masonic Centre

(* If departure wharf changes, attendees will be notified on the day)

Downloadable information to attach to your PD application: 

Conference flyer  and Workshop Descriptions

Hotel Information



- Registration/tickets cannot be purchased under another members name to receive discounts

- Students must provide proof of current study to receive student rate

- Payments are to be completed before the cut off dates otherwise they will be invoiced at the higher rate. (LMBR schools may need to show evidence that they did submit the request for payment in sufficient time if there is such delays).

- To receive the early bird MEMBER rate, all registrations MUST be made by 27th June and payments received by 30th June, otherwise you will be re-invoiced at the higher rate

- Once you have submitted registration, you are committing to attend the conference and must pay.

- Any cancellations must be made before Sept 30th qualify to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after Sept 30th cannot be fully refunded.


Your IIATE membership must be renewed/paid prior to registering for the conference to receive early bird rate. For membership enquiries, please contact: Jenny -


General Conference Enquiries:

Astrid Perdriau   0414 968 584

Accommodation and partners links:

SMC Conference Centre Hotel partners links.docx




Blade Sharpening: Gerald Harding and Marty Naughton


Basic video production with Premiere (Workshop) OR Animating in Photoshop, Animate and After Effects  – off site - Tim Kitchen and Jason Carthew

Focus on Engineering Studies – Preliminary Anne Gardener

Focus on Design and Technology - Costume and Prop Design using EVA Foam - Ronald Craig

Introducing digital technologies to your workshop / classroom using Scratch and MBlockly.  From VERY basic to robotics - Ruth Thompson

Intro to Fusion360 - Peter Thompson


Every student thinking, exploring and making. Integrated Stage 4 STEM at The Canobolas Rural Technology High School Matt Scott

Industrial Technology Stage 6 - The Major Project and Portfolio Glen Hinson

Engineering Studies HSC exam tips - Peter Wakeling

Stage 5 Multimedia course at Killara High School Owen Telfer

Beginning teachers preparation for your future retirement  First State Super

Spend more time at the Industry Show  Grant Byrne

Industry Show Workshops Grant Byrne


Sharpening of blades and tools- Gerald Harding

Travelling STEM Roadshow and other activities from University of Wollongong  Bob Wheway

Embedded Technology (eg Raspberry Pi, Arduino) projects for stages 4,5,and 6  Tim Scott

Year 12 Industrial Technology - 6 minute video to support the MDP Owen Telfer

Retirement Planning for all Super members Tom Dimovitch, Joe Silva StatePlus

Faculty Finances & Funding - Steve Delaney

A hands-on introduction to physical computing and coding with Arduino and the ThinkerShield - Peter Mahoney from Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

How to teach a basic Integrated STEM Lesson on a budget- Scott Sleap

Spend more time at the Industry Show Grant Byrne - WORKSHOP OPTIONS- Industry Show.pdf


Getting metalwork started and ongoing in your school - Gerald Harding

TryEngineering STEM activity 1  IEEE

Using STEM for Stage 3 into 4 Transition - Matt Scott

Adobe Indesign – beginners  Phil Walker

Importing 3D models and bringing them to life in Unity Jeff Ayling

Questacon: an exploration of inquiry learning -   Dylan Barker

Spend more time at the Industry Show Grant Byrne

Industry Show Workshops Grant Byrne  - WORKSHOP OPTIONS- Industry Show.pdf


TryEngineering STEM activity 2 IEEE

Moving Stage 6 Design & Technology students up a mark band - Project & Written - Dale Wellham

Adobe Premier – Beginners Phil Walker

Creating Commercial Quality Virtual Worlds Jeff Ayling

Industrial Technology – Industry Study - Marissa Johnston

Competitions to CurriculumSteve Delaney

. . . . More workshops to be confirmed 


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