Big Day In – Wagga Wagga, 2019


The 2019 Big Day In season commenced last Wednesday at Charles Sturt University in the rural city of Wagga Wagga in the south of NSW.

Adobe has been supporting the Big Day In for a number of years and I have the honour of keynoting most of the 12 events around Australia each year.


These events are aimed at senior secondary school and university students interested in careers in ICT and technology.  They help students obtain more information about ICT and technology careers.


The theme of my presentations this year is preparing students with the skills to thrive in the future. I challenge the students to look at the above list of skills that have been highlighted by the work of Marc Prensky and establish what they are good at and what they need to work on.


I challenge the teachers attending to consider these skills when setting assessment and learning tasks to help their students prepare for an unknown future.


We look at the top 5 skills to thrive in the future according to the World Economic Forum and note the significance of enhancing creativity skills.


It’s always nice to chat with the students during the breaks at the Adobe stand and show them how Adobe tools can help them enhance their digital creativity skills as well as help brand them to be noticed in the competitive job & course market.