Monday 28th May 2018

DAY ONE: International Delegates, University, State, Independent and Catholic schools

0730 Registration Open | Plaza Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Opening Plenary Session | Plaza Auditorium
Chair: Zhicong (William) Xu and Wei Chen
0830 Delegate Welcome & Housekeeping | Student Representatives Zhicong (William) Xu, St Laurence’s College & Wei Chen from Ferny Grove State High School
Welcome to Country Cultural Performance | Nunukal Yuggera Dance Group
Official Opening
| The Honourable Grace Grace, Minister for Education
0850-0940 Keynote 1: Rabia Siddique
Ripples and waves


Rabia is an Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor, professional speaker, advocate and published author.

Rabia has undertaken human rights and community aid work in the Middle East, South America, the United Kingdom and Australia, receiving numerous awards including a Queen’s commendation in 2006 for her work in Iraq, Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK in 2009, Australian Business Woman of the Year Finalist and being named one of Australia’s Top 100 Women of Influence.

Rabia was also selected as a State finalist in the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards and has been appointed as a Director of the International Foundation for Non-Violence and the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA.

Having earned an international reputation as a powerful, transformative, inspirational and unforgettable speaker Rabia is in demand to address audiences around the globe. In October 2014 Rabia received a standing ovation from 1700 people at her TEDx talk titled ‘Courage Under Fire’ where she spoke about the power we all have to create the change in the world we wish to see.  Click here to view full biography.

Concurrent Session A
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Brooke Cheah-Lord
PLAZA 7
Chair: Diane Tenbrink
PLAZA 8
Chair: Gladys Yong
PLAZA 9
Chair: Jason Chung
PLAZA 10
Chair: Mariana Lane
PLAZA 11 – PANEL
Chair: Ana Sikorsky
0945-1025 Future casting – what does the future hold for international education in Queensland
Jonathan Chew, Rebecca Hall
Using a Flipped Classroom approach for international students
Shane Mason
A rewarding career in STEM begins with a passion for lifelong learning
Dr Marie Bodén, Dr Gurion C.K. Ang
Overview of Queensland education system
Lisa Starmer
The growth of inbound and outbound Study Abroad opportunities: Entrepreneurship in action
Russell Welch
Working offshore
Panellists:  Annette Wilson, Terry Heath
1025-1100

Networking Break | Plaza Foyer

Rabia Siddique will hold a book signing for her book “Equal Justice” during this break. The book will be available to purchase in the Plaza Foyer for $35 (cash only).

Concurrent Session B
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Jason Chung
PLAZA 7 – PANEL
Chair: Megha Gupta
PLAZA 8
Chair: Peter Smart
PLAZA 9 – WORKSHOP
Chair: Annette Brennan
PLAZA 10 – WORKSHOP
Chair: Ana Sikorsky
PLAZA 11
Chair: Mariana Lane 
1100-1140 Senior Education and Training (SET) plan and lifelong learning
Paul Cox

Indian Education System – Opportunities & Challenges
Panellists: Ashok Pandey, Dr Manjula Pooja Shroff, Ellen Stern, Manish Prasad

Got an idea to advance Queensland as an international study destination? Let’s talk about the IET Partnership Fund
Nicole Patterson
Strategic planning for globally connected and internationalised schools – Queensland State High School perspective
Cameron Hodges, Tonia Wilkes

Cultural changes and Integration for International students and migrants
Prof. Talal Yusaf

Queensland University pathways for international students
University representatives
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Jason Chung 
PLAZA 7
Chair: Peter Smart
PLAZA 8
Chair: Renay Williams
PLAZA 9
Chair: Nikki Anderson
1145-1225 International student transitions into the workforce – a holistic perspective on career pathways
Maria Masselos
With a world of choice- where and how should we promote Queensland?
Jonathan Chew, Vanessa Lao

People and performance – empowering and inspiring teachers to create impact for our international students
Linda Eager

Making the Queensland curriculum work in the UAE: School-based decisions to ensure relevance
Dr Jacinta Maxwell
1225-1340 Lunch | Plaza Foyer
DISSC Meeting | Plaza 10
Concurrent Session C
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Jason Chung

PLAZA 7 – PANEL
Chair: Angela Rogers
PLAZA 8
Chair: Wendy Gilbert
PLAZA 9
Chair: Ana Sikorsky
 PLAZA 11
Chair: Whitney Smith
1340-1420 Introduction to outdoor and environmental education
Dianne Aylward
Student Hubs and Study Clusters – local responses to support international students
Panellists: Alex Smythe, Mohit Trivedi
Mainstreaming EAL/D Students – the North Lakes Way
Barry Duncan
Why International Partnerships in the education sector
Prof. Talal Yusaf
 Connections are crucial-Integrating International Students into their new high school environments Helen Robin
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Annette Brennan

PLAZA 7
Chair: Amy Conroy
PLAZA 9
Chair: Diane Tenbrink
 PLAZA 11
Chair: Megan Short
1425-1505 ATAR: What you need to know
Phillip Anthony
Borneo: A catalyst to create social change
Christopher Gauthier, Asha Mortel
Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program
Kathe Kirby
 Gen[in] innovation and entrepreneurial mindset skills for internationals
Kathleen Newcombe, Megan Short
1505-1540 Networking Break | Plaza Foyer
Plenary Session | Plaza Auditorium
Chair: Glen Donald, Director ISP

1540-1640

 

Keynote 2: Chris Riddell
Beyond tomorrow – the human revolution


Chris Riddell is a highly acclaimed, award winning Global Futurist and industry recognized speaker on emerging trends and high speed change. He is also a renowned strategist advisor, and global trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s disrupted digital world.

Chris is a regular international media commentator with hundreds of appearances, on shows such as Sky News, ABC News, The Today Show and Good Morning Television.

Chris has worked with some of the largest and most successful companies and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least.

Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for the most exciting tomorrow you’ve ever seen.

1645 Conclude Day 1
1745-1810 Pre Dinner Drinks and Entertainment  | Plaza Ballroom Foyer
1810-2230 Gala Dinner | Plaza Ballroom
International Gala Dinner for Queensland Global Schools

Dinner Speaker: Anh Do


Anh Do is one of Australia’s most sought after stand-up comedians. He is also a talented writer, actor, artist, producer and the bestselling author of The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir, which charts his journey from a starving refugee at the age of three to a successful commercial lawyer to one of Australia’s best-loved entertainers.

Anh has been awarded Australian Book of the Year with sales in excess of 400,000.

Join us and be entertained, inspired and uplifted by this very special Australian.


Tickets to the Gala Dinner include a three course meal, soft drinks and juice, coffee and tea.  There will be a cash bar available for all alcoholic beverage purchases.

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Day Two: State schools and International Delegates

0800 Registration Open | Plaza Foyer, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Plenary Session | Plaza Auditorium
Chair: Nathan Pugliese
PLAZA 9
Chair: Michelle Cowell
0840-0955 DEi Awards International delegates information – Introduction to EQI and Queensland Government schools
Michelle Cowell
Concurrent Session D
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Roselie Luafutu
PLAZA 7
Chair: Whitney Smith
PLAZA 8
Chair: Jack Stathis
PLAZA 9
Chair: Jason Chung
PLAZA 10
Chair: Renay Williams
1000-1040 Temporary Residence Admissions Centre (TRAC Programs)
Wendy Gilbert
Homestay provider management
Whitney Smith
Understanding current market trends, forecasts and implications for international education – EQI Perspective
Jack Stathis, Lena Mete, Vivian Ip, Michelle Cowell
Tools fit for purpose: big and small data in school and system improvementt
Stacie Hansel, Nigel Pearn
How prepared are you to lead your school in Global Citizenship Education?
Alisa Cleary
1040-1110 Networking Break | Plaza Foyer
Concurrent Session E
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Megha Gupta
PLAZA 7 – PANEL
Chair: Jacinta Webb

 

 

PLAZA 9
Chair: Michelle Cowell
PLAZA 10 – WORKSHOP
Chair: Annette Brennan
1110-1150 The promotion of global citizenship through learning at Milpera State High School, and the reflections and insights gained
Adele Rice
World class international study tours for education leaders
Panellists: Kathe Kirby, Llew Paulger, Majella Frith, Karen McCord
Stimulating interest in Mathematics learning – a Chinese perspective
Professor Jian Liu
Travel policies and procedures – safe, practical solutions for students
Annette Brennan and Nathan Pugliese
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Lena Mete
PLAZA 7
Chair: Justin Roberts
PLAZA 8
Chair: Ana Sikorsky
PLAZA 9 –  PANEL
Chair: Jason Chung
1155-1235 Using social media for student recruitment and community engagement – the EQI and Queensland Health experience
Lena Mete, Elise Meakin
Learning collaboratively with students from across the world
Zoe Wilkins
Outcome of implementing the Reading for Life project in schools
Josh King, Dwayne Rees
Educational leaders panel – developing students into leaders
Panellists: Roger Sheehan, Dr San-Chi Huang
1235-1335 Lunch | Plaza Foyer
Concurrent Session F
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Vivian Ip
PLAZA 7
Chair: Brooke Cheah-Lord
PLAZA 8
Chair: Michelle Cowell
PLAZA 9
Chair: Jacinta Webb
PLAZA 10
Chair: Nathan Pugliese
1335-1415 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): School perspective on implementing new senior assessment system
Chris Tobin
Innovation subsidy highlights
Brooke Cheah-Lord
Building academic capabilities through language and cultural programs in schools
John Webster
QCE requirements for offshore schools
Leanne Rolph
1800 Qstudy
Nathan Pugliese
AUDITORIUM
Chair: Jason Chung
PLAZA 7  – PANEL
Chair: Gina Ferraro

 

 

PLAZA 9
Chair: Shaun Rogers
PLAZA 10
Chair: Marice Schloss
1420-1500 Perspectives of international best practice for promoting engagement of young people in STEM
Sarah Chapman*
International opportunities for our students, teachers and schools
Chair: Gina Ferraro
Panellists: Jodie Buddle, Son Dinh, Yu-min Sun
Accredit your school to deliver International Student Programs Shaun Rogers Supporting our regional schools workshop
Marice Schloss
Plenary Session | Plaza Auditorium
1505-1550 Keynote 3: Hamish Curry
This is not a test: Contemporary approaches to global citizenship


In his role with the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) Hamish Curry collaborates with an incredible team to develop the intercultural knowledge and skills of Australian students and educators. The AEF uses extensive networks throughout Asia to involve students and educators in reciprocal experiences that open up shared dialogues for co-creating teaching and learning.

Hamish has an extensive background in leading education and designing learning over the last 20 years. He was previously based with the international design thinking firm NoTosh working with many schools, businesses, and cultural organisations around Australia and Asia in designing better learning through immersive processes and prototyping. Hamish worked for 6 years at the State Library of Victoria as the Education Manager where he developed many successful and award-winning learning programs for education and public audiences alike, bringing new communities, technologies, and experiences together. He has also lead the development of an innovative Year 9 City Campus in Melbourne for nearly 7 years, and has been a teacher in the UK and Japan.

1550 Farewell Afternoon Tea | Plaza Foyer

 

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