Adobe @ the ACCE Conference, 2018


The Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney was the venue for the 2018 Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Conference in Sydney on October 2-5. Adobe was proud to be an affiliate partner for this event and we invited participants from the Adobe Education Summit to be join in.


The ACCE Conference happens every two years in Australia and is hosted by one the state based ICT in Education groups. This year, it was hosted by ICTENSW.

The opening keynote presenter this year was Professor Tim Bell from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand.


Professor Bell is well known for his Computer Science Unplugged programme which has been very popular among international mathematics and computer science educators since it was launched in the early 1990s.


Brett Salakas from MLC (Sydney) & Zeina Chalich also keynoted the topic Power up your PLN, sharing the value of the #aussieED network via Twitter


Adobe had a dedicated workshop/presentation space for the conference. Chris Woldhuis (Adobe Education Leader) and Assistant Principal at Northern Beaches Christian School ran a session about multi-camera editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Max Schleser (Adobe Education Leader) and lecturer at Swinburne University ran a session about virtual reality & 360 video with Adobe Premiere Pro.


Ross Johnson (Adobe Education Leader) and NSW DoE teacher, presented about doing assessment with Adobe Acrobat DC titled Maximise your feedback with Acrobat.

Clara Galan & I were given the opportunity to do one of the closing keynotes which we titled – Preparing students for the automated workplace



The next day, Brett Kent (Adobe Education Leader and NSW DoE teacher) and I ran a series of workshops including …

  • Making Photoshop puppets come alive with Adobe Character Animator
  • Make digital posters and turn them into simple videos with the free Adobe Spark Apps
  • Digital portfolios with Adobe Spark Page and Spark Video
  • Teaching mathematics through animation with Adobe Animate


All my resources for the ACCE Conference can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via –