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Designing the Future Conference

  • 17 Jun 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School
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designing the future conference

When: Friday 17th June

Where: Banyule Nillumbik Tech School


  • $290 for members
  • $390 for non-members
  • $90 for students/CRT members


Designing the Future celebrates the power that design and engineering have to transform the future. Designers and engineers have the skills to turn products of the imagination into real-world innovation. Inventing tools, technologies, systems and environments for the betterment of humanity is a special task, and it’s our job as educators to prepare our students to take on this role.

This inspiration for the event is Regenerating Australia, a short film by the team behind the award-winning '2040'. Set on New Year's Eve 2029, a news anchor is ending the nightly bulletin with a look back at the decade 'that could be.' It imagines that Australia has transitioned to a fairer, cleaner,  more sustainable economy. We see what a high- speed rail network connecting regional areas and cities would look like, what large scale renewable energy projects would do for hundreds of thousands of employees, and the impacts of landscapes coming to life when regenerative agriculture and reforestation programs combine with Indigenous knowledge to bring more people back onto the land. It is the very essence of the concept of Preferred Futures that underpins our curriculum.

The conference begins with a screening of Regenerating Australia and continues with an inspiring keynote presentation from Professor Sarah Bell, City of Melbourne Chair in Urban Resilience and Innovation (Pictured above left). We have range of engaging workshops and seminars. Our trade exhibition allows you to catch up on the latest education resources and new technologies, and there will be plenty of time to network with fellow educators. Whichever sessions you attend, we’re certain you’ll return to school with novel ideas, new skills and fresh passion for engaging young people in Design & Technologies education.

 Photo by Andy Kellyon Unsplash

Thanks to the Department of Education & Training for their support for this event through their Strategic Partnership Program




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