CreativITy 2023 – Technology in the Tropics

Conference Registration now Open

    Cairns Colonial Club Resort
    18-26 Cannon Street
    Manunda QLD 4870

  • WHEN

    18 - 19 September 2023


    Keynote Speaker: Prof. Therese Keane
    Professional Networking
    Trade Displays
    Conference Dinner


    Registration Fees (include GST)
    QSITE Member: $350
    Non-member: $450
    Presenter: $250
    Pre-Service teacher: $250
    Registration for Dinner: $80 (per extra ticket)

Dear Educator,

Do you wish to improve your Digital Literacy skills? Do you want to see and hear about new technologies happening in classrooms?  Do you want to learn of new approaches and ideas to enhance your classroom skills?

As importantly though; do you want a memorable family holiday in beautiful, tropical Far North QLD?

Then why not combine all of these wishes into the one great experience for you, your family and friends?

SIMPLY… register to come to the QSITE CreativITy 2023: Technology in the Tropics two day state conference which is being held in beautiful Cairns, Far North Queensland this September school holidays.  The state conference hasn’t been staged up here since 2006; (and what a memorable time that was!)

The weather up here is beautiful at that time of year and there is just so much to see and do for both past visitors and those who have never been this far north before. Come to the QSITE conference and be a part of a wonderful event and a stay a while longer to have a perfect holiday.   SEE YOU UP HERE, eh!


CreativITy 2023 – Technology in the Tropics is run by Educators for Educators and provides an opportunity to develop your capacity to teach:

  • Digital Literacy General Capability P-10
  • Digital Technologies P-6
  • Digital Technologies 7-10
  • Digital Solutions (General) and ICT (Applied) 11-12

Learn from other educators, academics and industry, how to lead your class and school in the use of new technologies.

Network with the Queensland community of IT educators, committed to improving computer education in our schools.

Why Register Early?

  • Secure your place (it will be a popular event)
  • Airfares will only get more expensive  later on
  • Good accommodation rates to be had, (including at the Colonial Club for delegates)
  • Early registrants will go into prize draws

Registration includes lunch and light refreshments on Monday and Tuesday, the tropically themed Conference Dinner on Monday evening 18th September and the Data#3 Farwell Cocktail Party on Tuesday afternoon; where many great prizes must be won!

Registration for Dinner: $80 (per extra ticket)

Conference Program

Each day will offer a common keynote, then a choice of workshops during the day, and we will all attend the included dinner on Monday night. Some workshop to be on offer include:

  • Virtual Reality in Education
  • Augmented Reality in Education
  • Technology Trends, Challenges and Impacts on Australian Education
  • Discover the World of AI: From ChatGPT to Classroom Applications
  • Games in Education
  • Design Thinking in Digital Technologies
  • Trends in Computer Education
  • Spike Robotics in the Early Years
  • Unwrapping Minecraft Education for  STEAM subjects
  • SPIKE™ PRIME Robotics Innovate, Create, and Compete: A LEGO Education Adventure
  • What’s the big deal about data?
  • Introduction to Using ChatGPT in the Classroom
  • Introduction to Python Turtle
  • Create Your First Game with Unity
  • Scratch workshop: How to build skills from Scratch Junior to Scratch (Version 3)
  • Minecraft in the classroom – how it can work & pitfalls
  • Gateway to Industry Schools program 2023 and beyond
  • What are Primary Pre-Service Teachers learning about Technology at University?

Conference Registration includes:

  • Delegate conference satchel with special gift
  • Lunch and light refreshments on both days
  • A tropically themed Conference Dinner on Monday evening 18th September at the nationally acclaimed Ochre Restaurant on the Cairns waterfront. $80 (per extra Dinner ticket)
  • Free Data#3 Farewell Cocktail Party on conference close, Tuesday afternoon. A great event!
  • Many great prize draws and giveaways from our great sponsors!

You can purchase an additional dinner ticket for a partner:

Registration for Dinner: $80 (per additional ticket)

Register for Technology in the Tropics – CreativITy 2023
  • Cairns Colonial Club

  • Barron Falls

    Barron Falls

  • Barrier Reef


  • Cairns Rainforest


  • Virtual Reality

  • STEM and Robotics

  • Networking

Partnerships and Sponsors

A big thank you to our partners and sponsors for their support of ICT and digital technologies education in Queensland.

Platinum Sponsor

Data3 Logo

Gold Sponsors


Location Details

Accommodation options at  Cairns Colonial Club Resort

QSITE Conference SEP 23 – Accommodation PROMO Code

18-26 Cannon St, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
Conference Dinner on Monday evening 18th September at the nationally acclaimed Ochre Restaurant on the Cairns waterfront

Cairns Colonial Club Resort