Conference Date
22nd & 23rd May 2018
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Early Bird - Save $400
Book by 02/03/18


Maximise your innovative learning environments
The financial cost involved in creating new spaces is extensive. A clear process for planning, designing, implementing and evaluating learning spaces is crucial for schools to maximise their budgets and effectively align pedagogy with space.

The Designing & Implementing Innovative Learning Spaces conference will provide practical strategies for schools to optimise their spaces at every stage and equip learners with the necessary 21st century skills and knowledge.

Hear insights from education experts, architecture firms, government bodies and leading schools to learn how you can ensure the success of innovative learning environments.

Attend & learn practical strategies to:
  • Strengthen collaboration between architects and educators
  • Design and develop learner-centric spaces
  • Establish an underpinning vision and philosophy
  • Prepare staff, teachers and students for 21st century spaces and pedagogy
  • Take away insights and lessons learnt from leading schools

Who will attend?
  • Independent Schools
  • Catholic Schools & Catholic Education Offices
  • Government Schools
  • Departments of Education
  • Architects & Designers
  • Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals
  • Heads of School
  • Directors of Learning & Teaching
  • Directors of Pedagogy & Curriculum
  • Business, Facilities & Operations Manager
  • Classroom Teachers

Attend to learn:

  • Plan, design & repurpose learning environments
  • Transition educators into 21st century spaces & pedagogies
  • Align future-focused pedagogy with space
  • Reflect on lessons learnt & evaluate the impact of learning spaces
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Key Speakers

Greg Miller
St Luke's Catholic College
Dr Mark Merry
Principal & National Chair
Yarra Valley Grammar AHISA
David Tordoff
Sydney Studio Director
Carolyn Marino
Westmere School Auckland New Zealand



  • Date: 17 Jul 2017  By: Gabriela Sanchez

    Across the world, education is going through a paradigm shift with a hype around “21st Century Learning”. But is Australia reaching the standard? A recent article, UN agency ranks Australia 39 out of 41 countries for quality education, says it all. “There’s certainly a decline in real terms in the education space in Australia, partly …

  • Date: 22 Mar 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to …

  • Date: 27 Feb 2017  By: Craig Deed and Jason Bysouth

    The teacher is often cited as the single most important figure in teaching and learning environments. Yet, in modern school spaces, teachers need to be responsive to students who are learning and interacting with space in ways that are different to even one generation ago. As such, teachers have to think differently about their authority, …

  • Date: 23 Feb 2017  By: Melanie Pacheco

    The science learning spaces at Loreto Kirribilli have been redesigned to promote the collaboration, synergy and enquiry that are critical to the delivery of 21st century learning skills and programs. The newly designed and refurbished spaces include writable walls and windows that make critical thinking and learning visible. Students are able to express their ideas …