The STEAMpunk! 2016 Conference

STEAMpunk! was DATTA Vic's exciting annual conference for Design and Technologies educators, which took place on the 13th & 14th of May 2016 at Harvester Technical College in Sunshine.

We explored best practice in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths, and offered lots of information about the new Victorian Technologies curriculum. 

We had amazing keynote addresses from Ben Forta, Adobe's Senior Director for Education Initiatives, and Zeina Chalich, award-winning STEAM educator and self-confessed Disruptor! Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a very special couple of days.

Award Winners

DATTA Vic would like to congratulate the following:

  • Leadership in Design & Technology Education Award: Jacinta O'Leary, Distance Education Centre Victoria
  • Secondary Educator of the Year: Tony Herceg, Gisborne Secondary College
  • So You Think You Can Design Winners: Gaelen Petit & Thomas Hewitt, Northcote High School
  • VEX Robotics Tournament Champions - Day 1: Camberwell High School & Emmaus College
  • VEX Robotics Excellence Award - Day 1 - Maribrynong College
  • VEX Robotics Tournament Champions - Day 2Highvale Secondary College & Emmaus College
  • VEX Robotics Excellence Award - Day 2 - Emmaus College

Thanks to Swinburne University and Picokit for their support for SYTYCD, and Tools for Schools for their support for VEX Robotics



If you are a member, you can download a selection of our conference presentations HERE.



Click HERE to see our photogallery from the conference.  We'll be adding more pictures daily - make sure you check in regularly, and send us any photographs you have from the event!



For our Sponsors & Exhibitor's pack, click HERE

Contact Laura at for information.  We can't wait to see you there!