Innovation In Education Festival
Methodist Ladies' College (MLC) and BOP Industries are proud to be bringing together educators, entrepreneurs and industry for the Innovation In Education Festival! The Festival provides opportunities for delegates to be involved in networking events, panel discussions, keynotes and interactive workshops. Delegates will come together to share knowledge, best practices, connections and ideas around the future of education.
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By Teachers, For Teachers
With a focus on innovative practises and technologies, the festival aims to have a direct impact on how classroom teachers operate.
Working With Industry
Looking at the Future Of Work, the festival will work closely with industry to ensure that education aligns with industry requirements.
Exploring how schools around the world are innovating and what schools of the future will look like and need from their educators.
Panel Discussions & Keynotes - Mornings
Each morning of the festival will begin with keynote speakers and panel discussions designed to inspire, educate and empower.
Hands-On Workshops - Afternoons
After lunch, the festival will launch into hands-on workshops, where attendees can put their new-found knowledge into practise.
Professor, School of Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at University of Western Australia
Anas is a professor of environmental engineering and leader of the research group Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Studies. He has more than 20 years of research and teaching experience in the water area and has led numerous large-scale multidisciplinary projects nationally and internationally. Anas is an expert advisor to a number of organisations and agencies in Australia and internationally. Currently, he is Executive Director of the $120m Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) established in 2012. His role includes both operation and scientific leadership in the multidisciplinary research centre. The role also includes the coordination of the CRCWSC activities within UWA, and the management of relationships with Western Australian CRC industry.
Young Entrepreneur, Educator, and Chief Troublemaker (CEO) of BOP Industries
Scott is 21 years old and is the CEO and founder of BOP Industries. Scott was named as one of the top 30 under 30 business leaders for ANZ, 2019's Inspiring Young Leader. He has been a TEDx Speaker, and an LGBT+ advocate. Scott started his company, BOP Industries, as a grade 9 business project with a group of friends when I was 14. We started by selling keyrings at local markets and the company quickly grew to see me now as a 21-year-old leading an international education startup. Scott engages in a diverse range of things from lecturing MBA students at leading universities, working with educators to update their curriculum, collaborating with industry partners to help inspire the next generation, and speaking at events and conferences about the power of Generation Z.
Senior Leader at MLC Claremont
Meagan has worked in the education sector for 25 years in teaching, training and leading. She has taught from Pre-Primary–Year 12 and has her master’s degree in Gifted Education. Meagan has co-published a book and has also been published in numerous educational journals. Meagan is an accomplished speaker who has presented at State, National and International conferences. Meagan ran her own consultancy for several years but was drawn back into the school sector to follow her passion for driving and implementing curriculum change. Meagan has held roles including Head of Academic Talent Development and Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Performance. Her current position is on the College Leadership team at Methodist Ladies’ College, Claremont as the Director of Innovation.
Founder and CEO of Purposeful
Elizabeth is passionate about enabling young people to have agency in creating purposeful and fulfilling lives. She is an enthusiastic member of the UWA Fogarty Scholars cohort, she has taken leadership roles in initiatives involving young people, innovation and enterprise with great commitment and integrity. She is a leader at Purposeful where their mission is to help Generation Z to feel confident, motivated and excited about their futures, by providing them with a clear way of figuring out what they want to do with their lives, and why. “We’re here to change the narrative about ‘the future’ and instil confidence in our young people (who by the way, will be leading it) along the way.”
Innovation Manager at Child & Adolescent Service
Richard is a healthcare consultant that is passionate about improving and innovating healthcare in Australia and globally. He has worked with Michael Mosley and other doctors in the area of developing sustainable healthcare to individuals/groups with diseases of lifestyle. Richard’s aim is to change healthcare in Australia to a more patient focused system that provides rewards quality outcomes rather than fee for service. He also believes that technology, innovation and entrepreneurship will play a vital role in the continued improvement of the healthcare system.
Co-Founder and CEO At Hello Initiative
Ashleigh was one of the nominees for WA Young Australian of the Year in 2021. She is passionate about using innovation to address challenges of access and equity within her community. She works with the Innovation Hub at East Metro Health Services to support delivery of clinical and non-clinical innovation trials, to improve health outcomes for West Australians. Ashleigh is CEO and co-founder at Hello Initiative, a local not-for-profit that seeks to improve outcomes for young people involved in the WA criminal justice system.
Co-Founder and CEO of Studium
Stuart Scott is the CEO of Studium. He has spent the last 6 years developing a platform to better profile students to employers. Studium is committed to changing lives and helping reduce the staggering 75% unemployment rate of students one year after graduation. To do so, Studium has built strong connections with schools and institutions in Western Australia and in the forthcoming months will expand across Australia. The key to success is solving business talent issues, such as lengthy recruitment processes, onboarding, retention and performance issues. Studium provides employers insights to students, talent management and effective onboarding tools to make student employment a viable solution to growing their businesses.