Digital classrooms, special needs and more at National Education Summit

From 31 August – 1 September 2018, Australia’s education sector will come together for the National Education Summit at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The Summit is aimed at principals, school leaders, business managers and educators from K-12. All events at the National Education Summit are also attributable to Professional Development hours for teachers.

Across two jam-packed days, attendees can dive into four Conferences addressing critical subjects from special needs education to digital classroom innovations, plus a Masterclass series shedding light on how to design and align improvement reforms.

The Summit will also include The Education Show, a FREE trade expo featuring 100+ leading businesses and organisations exhibiting the latest resources, services, products and technology, including Enhance TV, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and Faber-Castell.

“Audiences will discover cutting edge ideas across the education world, from engaging talks with thought-leaders such as renowned ADHD advocate and journalist Ruth Devine, to showcases of the latest Australian educational development tools including Seven Steps and THRASS,” said International Exhibition and Conference Group CEO, Marie Kinsella.

“With recent studies revealing almost 80% of all school principals felt they were inadequately resourced for special needs education, the Special Needs Symposium comes at a crucial time when thought-provoking discussion on effective solutions is needed most,” she said.


  • Special Needs Symposium
    Friday 31 August, 9am-3:30pm & Saturday 1 September, 9am-4pm
    Dispel myths about special needs and learn inclusive strategies from a line-up of influential thought leaders across four Streams: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism and Anxiety.

    Highlight sessions include: What it means to be the parent or carer of a child with ADHD, from iconic ADHD advocate Ruth Devine;  Square pegs in round holes, with paediatrician Dr Jo Martin and neuropsychologist Dr Renee Testa discussing solutions to supporting children with special needs in mainstream classrooms; and Step into their shoes, exploring the importance of early identification and intervention in the Dyslexia Stream.

  • Legal & Risk Management Frameworks
    Friday 31 August, 8:20am-4:30pm
    What are the legal implications of sexting in schools? Leading Australian law firm Piper Alderman lead six panel Q&A discussions to dive into contemporary issues including social media and defamation, and duty of care.
  • Literary Conference
    Saturday 1 September, 9:30am-3:45pm
    Explore the unique challenges of literacy in modern classrooms, with experts from Griffith University and Victoria University shedding light on coding literacy, and playful uses of grammar in reading and writing.
  • K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference
    Friday 31 August, 8:30am-4pm
    Discover innovative ways to integrate digital technologies in teaching numeracy and literacy, with programs including Blogging in the classroom and How does technology empower the modern learner?

Masterclass Series
Friday 31 August, 8:45am – 3:30pm

  • Gain insider knowledge on how to design, align and implement reforms from G9, a consortium of highly experienced educational consultants. Learn about the importance of positive thinking in school improvement, pitfalls of the current conventional learning model, and more.

To register for your tickets head to (group bookings available) and to exhibit your product or service at The Education Show email [email protected].

Event Info:

What: National Education Summit
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
When: Friday 31 August – September 1, 2018
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