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Are you ready for the Schoolbox Meetup 2017?

As you may know, this year we’ve given the Meetup a bit of a shake up in format to ensure you get the most out of the two day event.

#SBMu17 will be held in Melbourne on Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st at The Centre Ivanhoe. There will be plenty of room for numerous breakout sessions, all aimed at helping you discover Schoolbox best practice and make the most of your investment.

As well as our 7 breakout sessions, with 3 streams in each session, we have organised an inspirational guest speaker that truly encompasses the ‘Discover’ theme of the Meetup this year.

Introducing Bec Spink

We are so pleased to announce Bec Spink, co-founder of Melbourne-based education startup Code The Future, has taken time out of her busy schedule to join us at the Meetup!

Assistant Principal Bec Spink partnered with Digital Marketer Will Egan in 2014 to create a website that connects volunteer developers with teachers and schools, to encourage and teach students how to code.

Bec is a passionate educator, learner, leader and speaker, having presented at both national and international events. Her goal in life is to empower children to solve real-world problems through learning and a curious mind. She continuously supports and advocates for the next wave of change in schools and we can’t wait to be inspired by her!

Learn more about Bec here.

About Code the Future

Code the Future aims to spark the next generation of entrepreneurs by taking coding to the classroom and equipping students with authentic, real-world opportunities that will benefit them in the future.

The team is focused on bringing tangible education into the classroom in practical, but deeply educational ways.

Bec’s curiosity in learning and education is well-aligned to our Meetup 2017 theme, ‘Discover’. We have no doubt that her talk will inspire and remain relevant to our industry – there may even be some coding involved, so come ready to learn!

Ensure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to listen to one of the great leaders of our industry by securing your seat now. This is an invite only event, so please ensure you have received your registration email – if you haven’t, but think you should, please contact us.

We encourage our customers to send at least one representative to the Meetup. Please RSVP by Tuesday, the 29th of August, to ensure you get a seat. This year we are expecting well over 300 members of our community to attend, so don’t miss out!

Any Meetup 2017 updates will be posted on our online community portal, the Schoolbox Help Centre, on the dedicated Meetup 2017 page, so please familiarise yourself with this page. You will also find information about the venue, how to get there, accommodation suggestions, and more, so make sure you check it out!

Visit the Meetup 2017 page here.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event!
– The Schoolbox team