DESIGN DISRUPTION - the DATTA Vic mid-year conference

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Human-centred design has the power to disrupt. It can shake-up the status quo and promote equality of access for all people. It has the power to change behaviours and attitudes around the way we produce and consume resources. Coupled with new technologies, design offers individuals and small-scale collectives the means to collaborate and innovate like never before.

The Design & Technologies curriculum aims to challenge young people to consider a sustainable future for our society, and to achieve it through generating ethical and innovative design ideas. 

This conference will explore how, as educators, we can empower our students to use the disruptive power of design to work towards their preferred future.

Have you considered running conference workshop? It might be a seminar about a classroom project or a networking group, a demonstration or a hands-on activity. If you have an idea, we'd love to hear it! It's a great professional learning experience for you, and as a presenter, you can attend the rest of the conference for free.

Click HERE for our application form, or contact Laura at pl@datta.vic.edu.au to discuss your idea.


BREAKING NEWS 

We're delighted to announce that Leah Heiss will be delivering a keynote presentation at the design disruption conference

Leah is an award-winning designer and RMIT researcher who works at the nexus of design, health and emerging technologies. Her previous work includes biosignal sensing emergency jewellery and swallowable devices to detect disease.

Her Facett hearing aid - the world's first self-fit modular system -  won the 2018 Australian Good Design Award . The product was created though intensive collaboration with a team of electronic engineers, mechanical engineers and health professionals, and the form was based on precious gemstones, achieving Leah's aim of shifting the talk "from disability to  desireability." Read more about Leah's professional practice in this Impact Boom interview.

 

Our second conference keynote presenter is Holger Dielenberg, the founder of Space Tank Studio in Melbourne. Space Tank is a makerspace with a difference -  a social enterprise that offers equipment, technology facilities, business incubation services and skills training to provide socially beneficial outcomes for creative, business and community ecosystems.

 

Space Tank reflects the disruption currently taking place in manufacturing, as the means of production are becoming less centralised. With the advent of new technologies, creatives are offered more opportunities to innovate and collaborate. Holger describes it as “a vibrant hub of creativity where knowledge and skill sharing takes place...where innovators and start-ups can be nurtured.”
 

When:

1 May 2020

Where:

Harvester Technical College, Sunshine

Pricing: 

  • DATTA Vic Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $400*
  • Student: $100*

GREAT MULTIPLE ATTENDEE DISCOUNTS FOR SCHOOL MEMBERS ONLY:

2 ATTENDEES RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT

3 + ATTENDEES RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT

*includes individual DATTA Vic membership for the remainder of 2020


Information for Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors

Information on our sponsorship, advertising and trade exhibition opportunities is coming soon. Please contact Laura at pl@datta.vic.edu.au for further details.


Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic's Teaching Applied STEM in Design & Technologies program


DATTA Vic Cancellations & Refunds

DATTA Vic will refund the full fee less an administration cost if you cancel 7 or more working days before a workshop, seminar or conference, and 50% if you cancel 1-6 days before the event. If you register but do not attend without cancelling prior to the event you will be charged the full fee unless a medical certificate is provided.