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Draft program

All plenary sessions and workshop presentations will take place in Building 20. The plenary sessions will take place in Room LT1 (20.LT1).

Sunday 30th October

4-6pm: ATSIMA Board meeting (TBC)

7.00: Informal dinner for participants (own cost) at the Thai Carnation Restaurant, Crown St

Day 1–Monday 31st October: Value us

7.45am: Registration

8.30: Welcome Ceremony

9.30: Presentation by sponsors University of Wollongong: Professor Chris Cook, Executive Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences

9.40: Introductory comments from Dr Chris Matthews, Chairperson of ATSIMA

10.00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Value us": Banbapuy Whitehead, Yirrkala Community School and Kathy McMahon

11.00: Morning tea sponsored by Latrobe Univeristy

           - 2 x 35 minute presentations
           - 12.45pm: What are the messages

1.15pm: Lunch

2.00: Major Presentation
Jade and the STEM students, University of Wollongong

         - 2 x 35 minute presentations
         - 3.45pm: What are the messages

4.15: Summary and open forum–the need for change

5.30: Welcome Reception in the SMART Foyer (Building 6)

Day 2–Tuesday 1st November: Value our education

8am: Registration, informal discussion, coffee/tea

8.30: Opening of Day 2: Dr Chris Matthews

9.00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Value our education": Professor Alan Bishop, Monash University

10.00: Morning tea sponsored by University of Wollongong

10.30: Major presentation: Ivan Slater, Indigenous Accountants Australia: How many Indigenous accountants do you know?

         - 2 x 35 minute presentations
         - 12.15pm: What are the messages

12.45pm: Lunch

         - 2 x 35 minute presentations
         - 3.00: What are the messages

3.30: Afternoon tea

4.00: Major Presentation
Professor Mark Rose, Latrobe University and ATSIMA Director: Community, education and business key messages and themes emerging

5.00: Summary and open forum–what do we know that works

5.30: Moderators meeting

7.00: Conference dinner at the Terrace Restaurant in Building 67

Day 3 – Wednesday 2nd November: Value our future

9am: Opening of Day 3: Dr Chris Matthews

9.30: KEYNOTE ADDRESS 3 "Value our future": Luke Briscoe, Indi Lab

10.30: Morning tea

11.00: Themes emerging: Dr Chris Matthews

11.30: Theme group discussions–what are the key findings/messages, what action is required at all levels

12.30pm: Theme group preparation for whole group feedback

1.00: Lunch

1.45: Presentations by Theme Groups

2.30: Closing comments: Dr Chris Matthews–Us, our education, and our future

3.00 Close of conference

About the workshop presentations

Workshop presentations will consist of 2 x 35-minute presentations.

Each presenter will have 30 minutes for their input followed by a few minutes after each input for clarification only—participants will be able to follow up later for more details or to discuss the work with the presenter.

The sessions will be chaired by official delegates. The session chairperson will be strict on enforcing time limits.

After the 2 x presentations, the audience will spend 30 minutes identifying and distilling the critical messages from the presenters’ work.

These messages will go towards the preparation of research-informed, practice-driven framework of advice and directions for Communities, schools, educational authorities, researchers and business.

It is expected that the presenters will not be present for this discussion. This is to enable a focus on the essence of the work rather than spending time interacting with the presenters to gain more understanding of the work. Presenters will be able to get together elsewhere to debrief.

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