APAC AEC Summit – Day 2


An amazing group of creative educators from throughout Australia have just finished two days of creativity, inspiration and fun at the APAC Adobe Education Community (AEC) Leadership Summit in Sydney.

After a wonderful dinner/cruise the night before on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, we started the second day of the AEC Summit with three excellent Creative Catalyst Talks by Sue Bell (AEL, Tas), Brett Kent (AEL, NSW) and Jessica Gauci (ACL, NSW).


Day 2 of the summit was focused on finalising projects that each team will be working on throughout the rest of 2015 and into 2016 to help enhance creativity in teaching and learning, drive active use of Adobe tools and promote the Adobe Education Exchange.



The afternoon was spent with Adobe Solutions Consultants providing a range of Adobe workshops and master classes.

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Brett’s photos

Bill’s photos

APAC AEC Summit – Day 1


Brett Kent’s t-shirt summed up a major theme of the first full day of the Adobe Education Community Leadership Summit.


The day began with a series of Creative Catalyst Talks that were inspiring and informative. Then we heard from Adobe Industry Specialist Mark Henley who gave the educators a perspective of creativity from a corporate view point.

You can hear today’s talks via:



Daniel Budd (AEL, WA) doing his Creative Catalyst Talk

Henrietta Miler (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk

Henrietta Miler (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk

Chris Woldhuis (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk

Chris Woldhuis (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk

Mark Henley - Adobe Industry Specialist

Mark Henley – Adobe Industry Specialist

Pip Cleaves and Megan Townes (both AEL’s from NSW) coached the educators though a series of activities to help them think about ways that they can help spread the message of the importance of creativity in education.



We finished the day with a beautiful dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.




It was great to show Matt Niemitz (Adobe Education Exchange Manager) around the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

APAC Adobe Education Summit – begins


About 40 Adobe Education Leaders and Adobe Campus Leaders from all over Australia joined Aussie & US Adobe Education staff to officially open the 2015  APAC Adobe Education Leadership Summit. This opening reception event was held at the Adobe Sydney office in Darling Harbour.

It is especially great to have Matt Niemitz (manager of the Adobe Education Exchange) and Remy Mansfield (new Adobe Education Programs Coordinator) from the USA with us for this event over the next two days.

Join parts of the Summit live via Live Stream and/or Adobe Connect, details of how and when to join are found via:



By the way – the Adobe Education Exchange has just hit over 230,000 members

Leigh Howser – Educator of the Year


I was delighted to be present at the QSITE Conference in Townsville when Leigh Hower (Adobe Campus Leader from Cairns, QLD) was officially presented as the 2015 ACCE Educator of the Year. Leigh is the eLearn Mentor at the Cairns School of Distance Education and has a strong passion for integrating ICT in education. Click here for more information on Leigh’s award.


Leigh Howser being given her Educator of the Year award from the ACCE President Dr Jason Zagami.

QSITE Conference – Townsville, QLD

It was a pleasure to speak at the QSITE (Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education) Conference in Townsville today.


Keynote address at the QSITE conference in Townsville. Images thanks to my friend Roland Gesthuizen https://twitter.com/rgesthuizen


I enjoyed seeing Dr Michael Henderson in action again. We both keynoted the equivalent event in Perth earlier in the year, the 2015 ECAWA Conference.

Here is a very short interview I did with Roland & Amanda at  ACCELN (Australian Council for Computers in Education Learning Network.


Special thank you to QSITE for putting on this great event.

Resources I shared during my keynote and workshops can be found on teh Adobe Education Exchange via: