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Little Scientists Educator Conference

Sonic Boom – Let’s make some noise about STEM!

This year’s conference will take place over two days and discuss all things STEM and early childhood learning. The program has been turned up a notch with inspiring speakers, exciting breakout sessions and informative workshops.

Our opening keynote speaker is Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador, who will highlight the importance of starting STEM early in a child’s life. These skills are essential for developing critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. After all, they’re facing a world that’s changing faster than ever before – it’s up to us to make sure they have the skills to shape their future.

Also speaking at Sonic Boom are well-known actor, musician and author Justine Clarke, Dyson Engineer Tom Mogridge and Leanne Gibbs, our MC. As a special treat, Justine will be performing two songs, followed by a photo opportunity for attendees during the morning tea break.

When and where

Our conference runs over two days on 21 and 22 August and you can choose to attend both days or just day one. The conference will be held at the University of Sydney.

Who should attend?

Educators & teachers, early childhood services, local network partners.

Sonic Boom… NESA and TQI accredited

Sonic Boom is NESA and TQI registered professional development. Attending each day will contribute to 5 hrs and 30 mins of NESA Registered PD or 5 hours of TQI registered PD.

Guest speakers

Lisa Harvey-Smith
Women in STEM Ambassador
Justine Clarke

Children’s music artist
Tom Mogridge
Dyson Engineer

Dates & Agenda

Day 1: Conference
Wednesday 21 August 2019

Day 2: Educator workshops
Thursday 22 August 2019

9:00am – 4:30pm

Venue and location

University of Sydney
Holme Building, Science Road NSW 2006

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