Published on Feb 10, 2020

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Learn from Some of the World’s Leaders in Education
Monday 27 April 2020

The NSW Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Directorate, is excited to welcome a host of world-renowned academics, educational experts and researchers as part of the STEM 2020 conferences.

Simultaneous Conferences – Open to all schools
STEM 2020 involves simultaneous conferences located in a number of regional locations including:

  • Crowne Plaza,Hunter Valley
  • Sails Resort,Port Macquarie
  • Charles Sturt University,Bathurst campus  
  • Charles Sturt University,Wagga Wagga campus.   


Note: The Crowne Plaza Hunter conference will go over two days, and also involves a conference dinner on the Monday night and deep dive workshops on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

Register Now:

Exclusive Live Streaming Event – NSW Department of Education Staff Only
Delivered during Staff Development Day Term 2, STEM 2020 provides a unique opportunity for schools to deliver high quality professional learning simultaneously. The exclusive live streaming event means that any NSW Department of Education school can participate.

Register your School for the Live Stream Event: then select Live Stream from the top menu.

Learn from Some of the World’s Leaders in Education
The Hunter venue and Live Stream will include presentations from;

  • Hon Sarah Mitchell, MLC
  • Mark Scott AO
  • Sir Ken Robinson
  • Dr Jordan Nguyen
  • Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO.


In addition to sharing the live broadcast, the conferences at Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Bathurst will have their own outstanding keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – Port Macquarie
  • Felicity Furey – Bathurst
  • Adrian Piccoli – Wagga Wagga.


50 Rural and Regional Scholarships Available – NSW Department of Education Staff Only
The NSW Department of Education is providing 50 scholarships for remote, rural and regional teachers in NSW public schools to support their attendance at one of the STEM 2020 conferences.

To find out more about these scholarships, visit:

Scholarship Application:

For more information about STEM 2020, visit

For enquiries about STEM 2020, contact
Nikki Murphy
02 49901977