Let IT Bloom 2021 Conference

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    Toowoomba State High School
    Performing Arts Centre
    76-98 Stuart St,
    Toowoomba QLD 4350

  • WHEN

    20-21 September, 2021


    Keynote Speakers

    23 Workshops

    Panel Discussion

    STEM Playground

    QSITE Awards

    Drinks and Professional Networking

    Conference Dinner

    Trade Displays


    $250 Presenters & Students
    $350 QSITE Members
    $400 Full Registration

Let IT Bloom 2021 supports all educators of Digital Technologies, ICT and Digital Solutions.

Run by educators, for educators, Let IT Bloom 2021 provides an opportunity to develop your capacity to teach:

  • Digital Technologies P-10
  • Senior Digital Solutions – General and Applied and VET (ICT and Cert)
  • Cross Curricular

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.

Bring your family, and while you learn, you have an opportunity to start your spring break at Queensland’s Garden City, Toowoomba.

Immediately following Toowoomba’s celebrated Carnival of Flowers opening weekend, spend two days learning in-depth about your selected themes, engaging with colleagues as you spend full days together with keynotes, presentations and workshops to develop your ability to take back new technology skills and pedagogies to your school. Take a break in the STEM playground with augmented reality Mario Kart, virtual reality using Oculus Quests, a flight simulator, racing car simulator, and more!

Celebrate together at the conference dinner.

Let IT Bloom will be an opportunity to network with fellow computer education leaders, academics, and educational technology providers; find out the latest in approaches and technologies to support computer education and have some well-deserved fun.

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.

Let IT Bloom ’21 includes

  • Keynotes
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • STEM playground
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Conference dinner included in registration cost
  • Education technologies trade display

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  • Sarah Atkins


    Sarah Atkins has worked for ACARA since 2017 as part of the Digital Technologies in Focus project supporting school clusters in Queensland and New South Wales. She brings many years of experience to the role of Curriculum Officer. Sarah is immediate past secretary for the board of the International Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge and edited the Australian Bebras Teacher solution guide 2014-2019. She was awarded QSITE’s Outstanding Leader in 2015. Sarah has previously worked as Assistant Manager Technologies for the Queensland Department of Education and as a specialist eLearning Teacher at Good News Lutheran School. She specialises in providing practical ideas for teachers in the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum. Sarah can be found on Twitter @SaraheLearn and as part of the Scratch community: SaraheLearn

  • Fraser Border

    Fraser is a young, local robotics engineer and agricultural researcher passionate about inspiring students towards pursuing a STEM career. As a researcher, he has worked on many projects developing first-in-the-world systems for global companies such as John Deere and JBS.

    Fraser loves everything tech, and has a particular interest in innovating in agriculture and has worked to solve problems of many af-tech giants such as John Deere, Caterpillar and JBS. He particularly enjoys working within a global start-up investigating means of automating the incredibly difficult domain of red meat processing (think converting steers to steak!) – and is developing a solution to a problem worth $90m to Australia each year! Recently, Fraser was awarded Australia’s Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture that included a project stipend of $45,000 to complete a project that incorporates augmented reality with advanced sensing to assist processors to work more efficiently in abattoirs.

    Fraser is also the founder of integratedSTEM, an Australia-wide technology education start-up dedicated to inspiring the next generation of students in STEM dedicated to empowering students with the perspective of transforming a passion for technology into a profession. As a team of engineers, researchers and educators, integratedSTEM has engaged thousands of students across Australia, and even across the world, in authentic engineering and immersive STEM experiences focused on developing entrepreneurial strategies and technical skills in cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, 3D printing and design, electronic circuits, artificial intelligence, machine vision and much more.

  • Jenine Beekhuyzen

    Tech Girls Movement Foundation

    As one of Australia’s Women of Influence, Jenine often wears a cape to mobilise our next generation into action. Also known as Jewella, she uses her superhero persona to share her passion for education and entrepreneurship, while inviting girls, in particular, to find their superpower and use it to solve problems important to them in their local community and beyond.
    With a presence in every Australian school, Jenine’s ultimate goal is to use technology to enable us to be our best selves, and for us to be in a position to actively contribute to solving the world’s most important problems. Through digital intelligence, young people will find that they have the necessary superpowers to make a real difference in the world.

  • Brenden Hodgkins

    Euclideon Holographics

    Euclideon Holographics is the world leader in Holograms, Hologram Devices, virtual reality solutions and content creation. Based in Brisbane, we are producing world leading technology. “If only we had technology like this when we were in school”. To be able to provide the next generation of Australian students the technology that inspires them to create.

    We are providing the technology tools to help students navigate their way through learning. With our products being multi-viewer the whole class is immersed in what is projected.

    Euclideon Holographics CEO, Bruce Dell, will make a special guest appearance.

  • Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion

  • STEM Playground

    Relax with some toys

  • Networking

    Conference dinner and drinks

Toowoomba and accommodation

Toowoomba is a city of 135,000 people in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, approximately 90 minutes west of Brisbane. There are direct flights to Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba from Townsville and Cairns with Airnorth, and flights to Brisbane Airport from Emerald, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Whitsundays and Mackay with the Con-X-ion shuttle bus from Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba from $37 each way.
Accommodation will need to be booked early due to the Carnival of Flowers – perhaps you could plan to come on the weekend before the conference and visit the carnival.

Partnerships and Sponsors

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

The trade fair convenor, Sandra Amoore, QSITE secretary, will be pleased to receive your trade fair enquiries. Please contact secretary@qsite.edu.au

To submit your interest in taking up one of the sponsorship options or organise payment of your sponsorship please complete the Exhibitor Details and email to office@qsite.edu.au

Sponsorship details

Toowoomba State High School

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