Speaking Schedule Saturday, 22nd September 2018 | Greater Hunter Makers & Technology Festival

Speaking Schedule Saturday, 22nd September 2018

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Speaking Schedule Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Session Time Topic Speakers
1 9.00am Festival opens  
2 10.30am Newcastle City Council –  Transforming Newcastle: The Newcastle Smart City Initiative and Hunter Innovation Project James Vidler, Representative from Smart City Project
Newcastle City Council
3 11.30am STEM initiatives in schools are really raising interest among students Rick Evans, ME Program Director,
Dr Scott Sleap, Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence and
Sue Rigley, Glendore Primary
4 12.00 noon Students and manufacturers rely on each other to shape their future An open audience session with students, employers, Training Services NSW, RDA Hunter, TAFE NSW, – Moderators David Leask TAFE NSW & David Bonzo, St Phillips Christian College
5 1.00pm Beyond Petrol – what Electric vehicles mean for Newcastle and the World A joint presentation by Eighteen04 and Hunter Angels.

  • Colin Seeger Moderator
  • Professor Tim Roberts and
  • Gary Ellem, both from University of Newcastle and experts in electric vehilces
6 1.30pm A success story for school to work, career development in a disadvantaged locality Liana Nadalin and Robert D’Elboux talk about the P-TECH Aeroskills Project at Hunter River High School
7 2.00pm Four students present their inventions for commercial evaluation The Business Centre, industry judges & students from St Phillips Christian College
8 3.30 pm Close of Festival