Bid Day In – Canberra


About 350 students and about 30 teachers from around the Australian Capital Territory braved the cold and made their way to The University of Canberra for the Big Day In event on Thursday June 11.


This event was opened by former Labor Senator The Hon Kate Lundy who inspired the students to keep developing their ICT & Media skills for not only their future, but also the future of the country.


Lawrence Crumpton from Microsoft was the first keynote and was spell binding as he talked about the history of computing and outlined some of the amazing research and development that is happening at Microsoft.


Me & Lawrence

For this event, I invited Sian Beadle (Adobe Student Rep at Canberra Uni) to join me on stage to give her perspective as a young designer just about to hit the workforce after studying at Canberra University.


It was a pleasure to meet and speak to so many young people who are in the last years of  secondary schooling about to go into further study &/or work.



Cheryl White from XCERIO looked after the Adobe stand and promoted Adobe Certification to the students, teachers and local Canberra University staff and students.


Sian, Me & Cheryl

Of course a trip to Canberra is never complete without a visit to Parliament House. This trip was extra special as Cheryl and I also had a meeting in The Hon Mr Pyne’s office (Federal Minster of Education).



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