STEMed Festival – building the next generation of STEM

When:
29 May, 2016 all-day
2016-05-29T00:00:00+10:00
2016-05-30T00:00:00+10:00
Where:
Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane
Convention Centre Carpark
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Australia
Cost:
Children 10 and under are free. $10 for children 11-17 years old and family passes $50 including GST.
Contact:
Women in Technology (WiT)
STEMed Festival – building the next generation of STEM @ Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane | South Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

Women in Technology (WiT) is proud to launch the inaugural STEMed event to be held on 29 May at the Royal International Convention Centre with the vision of building the next generation of STEM.

Research indicates that 75% of jobs in the future will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills. The workforce of the future will be remarkably different.

WiT president Fiona Hayes said STEMed is a one day festival of education for the future, bringing together experts, advocates, industry, educators, parents and youth.

“Robots, entrepreneurship, coding, social media, gaming, app development and 3D printing are set to be hot topics over the action packed one day event” she said.

Open to all ages the event will be jam packed with inspiration, interactive sessions, child minding, age appropriate tech activities and a trade exhibition showcasing the latest and greatest in STEM.

Fiona feels passionately about the topic and giving our youngest and brightest insight into the options available to them, as well as enabling parents and educators to support them in their journey.

“STEMed is about equipping educators, parents and our kids with the skills, confidence and knowledge to embrace where STEM will take us in the future.

“We need to start developing a workforce of innovators, creators and ideas people rather than employees.”

“These are the people that will create the jobs of the future and they need the tools and inspiration to do this.”

“WiT is committed to building the next generation of STEM and STEMed is the platform to provide the community with access to information” Fiona said.

Keynote speaker David Bartlett, former Premier of Tasmania, Minister for Education and Skills and Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, serial innovator and entrepreneurial advisor is sure to wow the audience with his presentation about “Building the next generation of STEM”

If you want to get on board with this great initiative there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, as well as coming along to experience STEMed for yourself.

For more information about STEMed or to book go to http://www.stemedfest.com/

A variety of affordable packages are available. Children 10 and under are free. $10 for children 11-17 years old and family passes $50 including GST.

Media contact: Sarah Smith, Women in Technology, 0405 991 282, media@wit.org.au

What is WiT?

WiT is the peak industry body for women in technology and life sciences within Queensland. WiT’s vision is to advance, connect and empower women in technology and life sciences. WiT empowers, develops and celebrates

women in technology and life sciences via relevant events, mentoring, programs, awards and networks. Founded in 1997 with the support of just 10 women WiT is now a strong network of more than 3270 subscribers, members and affiliates. WiT runs events, mentoring, programs and awards.

  • Board Readiness – gaining the skills needed in the boardroom
  • Mentoring – one-on-one support and guidance
  • Step Up Program – getting ahead, moving up in your career
  • Outreach – promoting ICT and life sciences careers to young girls

For more information go to www.wit.org.au