Biology | Environmental Science | Chemistry | Psychology |Physics

The 2023 VCE Conference Series will be held at The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Victoria and the chosen theme applicable across all the VCE disciplines is: Sustainability Through a Science Lens. We trust you will enjoy exploring this theme with presenters which will lead and inspire excellence. The Conference Series will also address the specific needs of teachers in their chosen discipline, in light of changes to the respective VCE Study Designs, with presentations from curriculum managers and Chief Assessors across the VCE Science subjects.

STAV’s VCE Conference Series is a key feature in the calendars of VCE teachers of the Sciences. We anticipate engaging over 1000 Science teachers throughout the series from Monday 13 February through to Friday 17 February 2023. 

The intended audience includes not only teachers of the VCE Sciences but also laboratory technicians, members of the education research community and tertiary sector, and all others with an interest in VCE Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Psychology. 

Delegates Information

Keynote speakers

VCE Biology – 13 February 2023

* Professor Moira O’Bryan, Dean Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

* Dr Euan Ritchie, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Centre for Integrative Ecology and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

VCE Environmental Science – 14 February 2023

* Professor Don Driscoll, Director of the Centre for Integrative Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

* Professor Michael McCarthy, Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne

VCE Chemistry – 15 February 2023

* Dr Seamus Delaney, Senior Lecturer in Education (Science Education), Deakin University

* Dr Madeline Mitchell, Research Fellow – Food Agility & CRC Constellation, RMIT University

VCE Psychology – 16 February 2023

* Professor Susan Nolan, Department of Psychology, Seton Hall University, United States

* Professor Judith Gullifer, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University

* Dr Karen Marangio, School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education, Monash University  

VCE Physics – 17 February 2023

* Dr Rebecca Allen, Astronomy Online Co-ordinator, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology

Panel:
* Professor Lisa Harvey, Astrophysicist, Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador at UNSW
* Bronwen Baume-Tarrant, Coordinator of Digital Learning, Sacred Heart College & STAT President
* Alexandra Abela, STAV President, ASTA Board, STS Management Committee, Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School
* Michael Rosenbrock, Assistant Principal, Wodonga Secondary College & STAV Council Member
Moderator: Emily Rochette, Lecturer in Science Education, University of Melbourne

Registration Costs:

Biology (13 February), Chemistry (15 February) & Physics (17 February) * FULL DAY

Face-to-Face Cost (incl. GST)
Individual STAV Member$395
Individual non-STAV Member$495
School STAV Member (up to 6 teachers – $440 per teacher)$440
Pre-Service Teacher$150
Retired Teacher I Concession$150
Virtual Cost (incl. GST)
Individual STAV Member$320
Individual non-STAV Member $420
School STAV Member (up to 6 teachers – $365 per teacher)$365
Pre-Service Teacher$100
Retired Teacher I Concession$100

* Registration price is per conference per day

Environmental Science (14 February) & Psychology (16 February) * HALF DAY

Face-to-FaceCost (incl. GST)
Individual STAV Member$195
Individual non-STAV Member$250
School STAV Member (up to 6 teachers – $220 per teacher)$220
Pre-Service Teacher$75
Retired Teacher I Concession$75
Virtual Cost (incl. GST)
Individual STAV Member$160
Individual non-STAV Member$210
School STAV Member (up to 6 teachers – $180 per teacher)$180
Pre-Service Teacher $50
Retired Teacher I Concession$50

* Registration price is per conference per day

Sponsors Information

STAV VCE Conference Series 2023 – “Sustainability through a Science Lens”

STAV’s VCE Conference Series is a key feature in the calendars of VCE teachers of the Sciences. We anticipate engaging over 1000 Science teachers throughout the series from Monday 13 February through to Friday 17 February 2023.  The intended audience includes not only teachers of the VCE Sciences but also laboratory technicians, members of the education research community and tertiary sector, and all others with an interest in VCE Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Psychology Physics and. 

As a supporter of the conference, your organisation will be associated with STAV’s premier event for Science Teachers in Victoria. Your brand exposure will commence pre-event and continue throughout the conference and post event.

Furthermore, you will enjoy the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate and launch new services, products, and programs
  • Network with delegates that play key decision-making roles from department, research, policy, and classroom practice
  • Demonstrate your involvement, commitment, and support of STAV and the broader Science education community
  • Identify, learn from, and engage with leading local, national, and international experts  
  • Access all plenary and sessional presentations.

You can choose from a variety of sponsorship packages, as listed below, that best suit your budget and marketing needs. We are happy to consider ideas and amendments to the packages that maintain the spirit of supporting the conference at the designated levels.

VCE Conference Series 2023 – Sponsorship Opportunities Summary

VCE Conference Series 2023 – Sponsor Opportunities Detail

VCE Conference Series 2023: Sustainability through a Science Lens ‘Call For Sponsors’

We look forward to your support of this important event.

Enquiries: STAV Events Coordinator (03) 9385 3999 or events@stav.vic.edu.au