Invited speakers

Keynote presenters

Angela Carbone 31292 0012rt
Angela Carbone
RMIT University

Professor Angela Carbone is the Associate DVC, Learning and Teaching at RMIT University. Angela is a strategic and inspirational executive leader with a focus on driving innovation and achieving transformation in the tertiary sector. She has a significant track record in leading effective learning and teaching initiatives, creating strategic and sustainable relationships at institutional, national and international levels. A focus is on building capability in teams and individual staff and fostering an inclusive, collaborative culture.

George Pantazis
George Pantazis

George Pantazis was formerly the Marble Bar Primary School’s STEM Coordinator and recently started in a similar role at the Mount Margaret Community School in Western Australia. He received the 2022 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, based on his innovative use of two-way learning that empowered students to become teachers and showcases First Nations science and art to the world. He worked with local Elders, organisations and industry leaders to combine local First Nations knowledge of the East Pilbara region with virtual and augmented reality technologies. George integrated the local Nyamal language (a critically endangered language) into the school’s STEM program and has worked with students to create the only copyrighted digital First Nations seasonal calendar in Western Australia.

Gretta Pecl
University of Tasmania

Gretta Pecl is a Professor of marine ecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at UTAS. She has a diverse research background but currently spends most of her time exploring the impact of climate change on natural systems and helping develop adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture. Gretta has a specific interest in how climate change is redistributing life on earth. She leads several national and international efforts to understand climate-driven changes to species distributions, including the citizen science initiative Redmap Australia. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 report and an Australian Research Council ‘Future Fellow’. Gretta has a strong passion for science communication and engagement with the public and is ranked in the top 200 most influential climate scientists in the world.

Plenary panel presenters

Danny Liu University Of Sydney
Danny Liu
University of Sydney

Danny Liu is a molecular biologist by training, programmer by night, researcher and academic developer by day, and educator at heart. A multiple international and national teaching award winner, he works at the confluence of learning analytics, student engagement, educational technology, and professional development and leadership. He is an Associate Professor in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio at the University of Sydney, where he leads staff across the institution in educational innovation, blended and online teaching, and the effective use of learning analytics and artificial intelligence to improve student learning and experience.