Dates: Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 July 2013
Venue: Utzon Room , Sydney Opera House
Hosted by Sydney Opera House and supported by Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), ITEC 2013 will feature national and international educators, innovators, researchers and industry leaders in the field of interactive and real-time technologies and techniques. Presentations will focus on technologies and programs that facilitate the delivery of rich content and the sharing of expertise and experiences across the network and directly into places of learning.
The term ‘Interactive Technology’ is inclusive of a range of content, collaboration and remote instrumentation platforms such as Telepresence, High Definition Video Conferencing, Remote Labs, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Software Services and Tactile Toolsets.
These technologies are evolving rapidly and their innovative application in the learning context provides adventurous new and real world avenues for discovery, exploration and collective knowledge construction.
This conference provides an opportunity for cultural institutions, libraries, museums, galleries technology partners, policy makers and educational practitioners to come together to listen, talk and learn in a national forum.
This conference will be of interest to:
Content Providers, Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Institutions. ITEC 2013 is an excellent opportunity to hear from both national and international communities about interactive program design, implementation, assessment, best practices and classroom engagement.
Schools, Teachers, and Classroom Practitioners. Learn about interactive curriculum resources from the content experts, how you can access them for your students, and enriched learning opportunities that are student led. Day 2 of the program is targeted at classroom practitioners and will provide strategies, resources and opportunities to hear from other teachers about their classroom experiences.
Higher Education. Outreach is an excellent opportunity to reach future students and let them know what your University can offer. The top six Universities in the world offer education outreach to K-12 via rich interactive collaboration services. This is a great conference for your Teaching and Learning faculty to learn more.
Government or Enterprise Business. Organisations that have an education outreach mission and are interested in reaching education providers across Australia.
For enquiries, further information or to join the ITEC 2013 mailing list, contact Tara Smith at Sydney Opera House – (02) 9250 7142, ITEC@sydneyoperahouse.com
||Dr Kate Cornick
Kate Cornick is the General Manager, Health and Education at NBN Co,
the company rolling out the National Broadband Network. In this role Kate is
working with the health and education sectors to drive adoption of broadband
applications and services that will result in improved services to consumers.
From 2009-2012, Kate was the inaugural Executive
Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) - an
interdisciplinary research institute established at the University of Melbourne
focused on broadband applications, including in health and education.
Smith has been inventing and exploring new forms of telepresence, robotic,
virtual reality and media technologies since the early 1980's as both a
university researcher, entrepreneur and artist. From 1992 to 1996 he directed
the VRAAP program (Virtual Reality Artist Access Program) at the McLuhan
Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto which explored
the effects virtual technologies may have on society.
An exciting program of international and national keynote speakers and a range of other presentations will be confirmed soon and shared on this page.
Wednesday 10 July - This
day will feature national and international presenters and is aimed at industry
professionals, content providers, education leaders, policy makers and technologists.
dinner on Wednesday 10 July.
Thursday 11 July - This
day will feature national and international speakers and a showcase of
exceptional interactive education content providers, and is aimed at teachers,
education practitioners, content providers, policy makers and government
The program is designed to be
enjoyed as a 2-day experience, and delegates will get the most benefit from
attending both days, at a very reasonable package rate. Single-day registration will be available for
educators and teachers who wish to attend the second day only.
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN NOW – SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON 24 APRIL 2013
We are currently calling for applications to present in 2 different strands:
Strand 1 (Wednesday 10 July). Industry Professionals, Interactive Technology Experts, and/or Innovators in Content or Program Design and Delivery - this is your chance to share your valuable experience and insight. We particularly encouraged papers which deal with innovation, experimentation, new uses for technology and are forward-thinking in their approach, with real case studies and real solutions used as examples.
Strand 2 (Thursday 11 July). Teachers, Education Providers or Practitioners, Policy Makers, Academics, Research and Training Organisations are encouraged to make submissions for this strand. Papers could focus on: case studies demonstrating exciting digital educational projects; innovative uses for technology in educational practice; benefits of using technology for education; evaluation and research; policy decisions and developments affecting digital education.
Presentations are 25 minutes duration including time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 1 page. A formal paper is not required.
Showcase Sessions (Thursday 11 July). Providers of interactive, real-time educational programs from cultural institutions, museums, science organisations, and libraries are encouraged to submit a proposal to be part of a ‘Showcase’ session. If successful, content providers will be offered 7-minutes to showcase their programs. Presentations are encouraged to feature live interactive demonstrations, and/or utilise AV to fully demonstrate the programs in a short space of time.
Please submit a short outline of how you will present your ‘showcase’ session and what interactive elements you will use to demonstrate your programs. Presentations will be no more than 7-minutes in duration.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW OPEN: To submit a paper you will need to go to: www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=itec2013
Full instructions on how to submit a paper can be found here
REGISTRATIONS FOR ITEC 2013 ARE NOW OPEN.
Early bird discounts will apply until 24 May 2013.
Full Registration, Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 July
Admission to all conference sessions (2 days), conference program, morning
/afternoon tea and lunch on both days.
Early Bird discount: $350
Single Day Registration – available only Thursday 11 July
Admission to conference sessions (11 July), conference program, morning /
afternoon tea and lunch on one day.
Early Bird discount: $180
Optional Conference Dinner – Wednesday 10 July
course meal + drinks. Full details will be provided on confirmation of booking.
Cost: $90 per head
accommodation rates are also available. See the registration form for more
TO REGISTER: Download and fill in the registration form
Fax +61 2 9241 4276
Post House:Ed, Sydney Opera House
GPO Box 4274
Sydney NSW 2001
If you have any queries please contact the ITEC booking team
on (02) 9250 7770 or email
Getting Here &
The conference will be held in the Utzon Room at Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney.
information on transport, parking, location maps and accessibility please visit
this page: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/plan_your_visit/getting_here_and_around.aspx
Discount accommodation rates for some Sydney Hotels are on
offer for conference delegates. Accommodation bookings can be requested through
Show Group at Sydney Opera House as part of the registration process. Download
accommodation booking request
For enquiries or further information about accommodation,
contact XimenaLucero from
Show Group on (02) 9250 7432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org