Keys to Education - Industry 4 (Sunshine Coast)

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Kawana Waters State College

Sportsman Parade

Bokarina, QLD 4575


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Inspired Education Australia Symposium
Keys to Education – Industry 4

Unlock, discover & learn the latest knowledge for 21st century education within Industry 4.0.

Inspired Education Australia is paving the way within the Australian education system through high quality teacher training facilitation and embedding the essential skills within the education system towards industry 4.0 and 21st century education and learning.

Keys to Education (K2E) (an Inspired Education Symposium) is the missing link where industry and education meets. This platform aims to educate the key stakeholders through a wider audience (teachers, parents, students) by featuring the most sought-after speakers, industry professionals, thought leaders, mavericks, designers, educators and subject experts.

It’s the way to transform new realities, enabling a brighter future.

In 2020, K2E focuses on Industry 4. Industry 4.0 takes the emphasis on digital technology from recent decades to a whole new level with the help of interconnectivity through the Internet of Things (IoT), access to real-time data, and the introduction of cyber-physical systems. Industry 4.0 offers a more comprehensive, interlinked, and holistic approach to manufacturing. It connects physical with digital, and allows for better collaboration and access across departments, partners, vendors, product, and people.


  • Industry 4 & 21st Century Education

  • Cyber Physical Systems, Robotics and AI

  • Health Industry and Health at work

  • Innovation and STEM - from NASA

  • Live Q&A panel with all the experts

We will be answering questions such as:

  • What does this look like for future leaders and innovators of tomorrow?

  • What does the future of work look like? What do you need to succeed?

  • What does 21st century education need to better prepare the future generations?

  • What are the key skills required for success?

  • And more...

Who should attend:

  • Teachers

  • Principals

  • HODs

  • Parents

  • Students

The Details:

  • Where: Kawana Waters State College (KWSC)

  • When: 19 Aug 2020

  • Time: 4-7.30pm

  • Tickets for Educators (Teachers/Principals/HODs/lecturers etc.) - via EventBrite

  • Tickets for Students/Parents - via partner school (Kawana Waters SC - Contact Russell Lidgard (

(Student/Parents tickets are purchased by the school, through the partner school (Hillcrest Christian College). Each school can purchase lots of 10 x tickets and nominate to send a mix of students/parents. Make sure to submit the list of your students/parents to avoid any confusion.)

The Program:

  • 3.30pm: Arrival / networking

  • 4.00: Introduction and Opening address

  • 4.30-6.30 – Speakers Keynotes

  • 645-730 – Live Panel Discussion


Whilst we improve the education quality of Australia, our team is constantly striving to find ways to improve education quality globally and give back. Aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all), Inspired Education Australia will donate 10% of all proceeds to purchasing brand new laptops (in partnership with…) to donate to Michael Crossland’s school in Haiti.

This is your chance to help us give back to the education community at large, while improving the quality of your own education towards Industry 4.


Rashan Senanayake Founder and CEO of Inspired Education Australia

Rashan is a highly respected thought leader and entrepreneur in the Education and the Design industries. CEO and founder of Inspired Education Australia in addition to Founder and Design Director for Inspired Design Australia, Rashan is passionate about combining education, design and business.

Discovering an early passion for design, Rashan graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Design Architecture with a first-class honours degree. After completing his Master of Architecture, Rashan chose to leave conventional practice to pursue his business ventures and utilise his vast experience in the design field.

Inspired Education Australia (IEA) focuses on increasing the quality of teaching through using a design lens to focus on both the teachers and students in their transition through career development or teaching – to teach by design not default. Similarly, Inspired Design Australia (IDA), works on a foundation of adding value to other entrepreneurs and small businesses with tailored ‘Design for Business’ solutions. Rashan is well known as an innovator across a range of fields and industries – as an author, public speaker and academic, Rashan is striving and succeeding in changing the face of education through use of a creative mindset.

Rashan's credibility in the Education sector is renowned – as an academic teaching Architecture and Design Thinking at QUT and as an Associate Fellow recognised by the High Education Academy, Rashan was also honoured to be the youngest board member of the Australian Green Development Forum for over 6 years. He is now giving back to the community as a Global Shaper (Gold Coast Hub) of the World Economic Forum.

With a future thinking entrepreneurial mindset, drive to make a real difference and flair for understanding design, Rashan is a unique leader in his field and a true believer in becoming the architect of your own future.

Elliot Duff Principal Research Consultant of CSIRO's Data61

Elliot Duff is a principal research consultant with CSIRO’s Data61 based in Brisbane. His formal training is in computational physics and metallurgical engineering, but over his career he has been involved in many aspects of autonomous systems development, including: image processing, visualization, navigation and embedded systems design. Since 1999 his main focus has been in the area of field robotics and in particular the development of control and sensing systems that allow machines to operate autonomously outdoors in hostile and unstructured environments. This work has included the automation of large mining excavators, underground ore haulage vehicles and explosive loading machines. For a number of years, he led the robotic perception team with interests in localization and mobile mapping in GPS denied areas. More recently, he led the Autonomous Systems Program with interests in field robotics, sensor networks and cognitive systems. Today he oversees a number of emerging markets, including Spatial Intelligence and the Industrial Internet.

Sara Pazell Managing Director of VIVA

Sara is a human-centred design strategist. She is the managing director of an Asia-Pacific consultancy practice, Viva! Health at Work (cognitive, physical, and organisational analysis and human factors & ergonomics design in industrial and office settings, including workplace wellbeing programs). She is a certified professional ergonomist (one of fewer than 85 in the nation). Sara is an Industry Fellow at the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute, an Adjunct Lecturer in Occupational Therapy within the School of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and a sessional academic and graduate research supervisor in health, ergonomics, wellness, safety, and business subjects with the Australian Catholic University and Queensland University of Technology (including National Lecturer in Charge for a health, wellbeing, human factors & ergonomics graduate course). Sara is an international advisory member of the WELL Movement Concept for the International Well Building InstituteTM. Also, Sara is an expert faculty member for Australia’s only certified Wellness WiseTM Practitioner training, maintaining a focus on good work design. Sara is an advanced sports and strength and conditioning trainer, Thai massage practitioner, and yoga instructor.

Megha Wijewardane Ambassador of NASA

Megha Wijewardane is Australia’s only Junior Ambassador for NASA. He has been trained to represent NASA's OSIRIS REx mission by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory which leads the mission. Megha has the capacity to engage with the public to provide information about LPL, Goddard Space Flight Centre, Lockheed Martin and other Instrument Partners. This award winning 9 year old South Australian born and raised boy (Sri Lankan Descent) studies at Westminster School Adelaide in grade 4. He is really passionate about Aerospace, Aviation, Defence, Engineering, Science and Technology and he has worked on challenges in problem solving at international level and NASA Space Apps 2017 was his first ever international problem solving platform and he was able to win Northrop Grumman prize at the event competing with University Level problem solvers.

In 2018 Megha participated at ActInSpace challenge where he was the youngest entrepreneur and the team leader in Australia and to pitch to Airbus on a solution for ghost ships ( Ships with no transponder) using Airbus satellite data. Also he did the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 and his problem solving on Asteroid Bennu - mission OSIRIS REx was well received.

Just recently Megha led a team of 7 for NASA Space Apps Challenge 2019 and the team was able to build an innovative platform to save the lives of most vulnerable people who face natural disasters, using NASA live satellite data through an app. Megha Wiewardane is the youngest student with access to computer based flight training in civil aviation at Flight Training Adelaide. Megha is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm and curiosity with others and he believes in using science and technology for the safety, harmony and upliftment of the society. Innovative Integration for Intervention is Megha Wijewardane’s current motto.


  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No - all ages are welcome

  • What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking available on site as well as public transport options to the school

  • What can I bring into the event? Something to take notes on and feel free to take video/photos.

  • How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email

  • What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, a digital copy is enough.

  • Can I update my registration information? Contact the organisers via email or the host school - where you bought your ticket.

  • Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, contact the organisers via email or the host school - where you bought your ticket.

  • Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? No - please let us or the host school know if this is the case.

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