2024 STEM Conference Call for Presenters!


We promised a return to a conference this year and DATTA SA is pleased to announce we are joining forces with three other associations to bring together a huge STEM conference!

DATTA SA along with,


The Mathematical Association of South Australia

South Australian Science Teachers Association of SA

will jointly be running the 2024 STEM Conference at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes on 29th November 2024!

This conference will feature not only Design and Technology featured workshops but will also allow our members to access workshops from all of the associations. As we return to conferences the ability to leverage the support and reach the associations above have will give our executive planning the conference the support needed to ensure a successful and highly engaging event.

Conference Theme: Harnessing STEM: Empowering Innovators

“Harnessing STEM” is a specialised conference for ALL, sharing the potential of STEM to nurture hope, shape positivity and build thriving communities. Come together to propel STEM education forward. “Harnessing STEM” promises to be a platform for inspiration, collaboration, and the Igniting of passion.
The year’s Conference will include specialised workshops for both Primary and Secondary Teachers. There will be the option to submit the usual hour-long workshop or a 30-minute workshop (which will be held in the last time slot of the day).
You may wish to consider choosing from the categories below when determining the focus of your presentation:

  1. Hope in STEM Education:
    ● Understanding the pivotal role of hope in STEM learning.
    ● Strategies for fostering hope in the face of challenges in STEM subjects.
    ● Building a culture of optimism within STEM classrooms.
  2. Thriving in the STEM Classroom:
    ● Leveraging technology to enhance STEM teaching and learning.
    ● Incorporating real-world applications to enhance engagement.
    ● Creating interactive and collaborative STEM learning environments.
  3. Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education:
    ● Nurturing a growth mindset in students pursuing science and mathematics.
    ● Project-based learning for hands-on exploration in science and mathematics.
    ● Learning from success stories and addressing challenges in science and
    mathematics education.
  4. Wellbeing in STEM:
    ● Applying metacognition principles to enhance student motivation in STEM.
    ● Promoting a strengths-based approach to teaching STEM.
    ● Enhancing teacher well-being for sustainable STEM education.
  5. Collaborative Advancements in STEM:
    ● Building effective partnerships between STEM teachers.
    ● The impact of community involvement in promoting STEM education.
    ● Collaborative initiatives for a positive STEM ecosystem.
  6. Inspiring STEM Success Stories:
    ● Showcasing exemplary cases of schools and educators making a positive impact in
    STEM education.
    ● Sharing interdisciplinary approaches for a holistic STEM education.
    ● Demonstrating the potential for STEM to create positive student collaboration.

    Call for workshops close on Sunday 22 September.