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International STEAM Conference 2022

Our THIRD International STEAM Conference takes place between the 18th and 20th of October 2022 at the newly launched STEAMhouse building in Birmingham, UK.

This year, we decided to extend the conference to THREE days, allowing more opportunities for us to fully demonstrate how the ‘STEAM Approach’ is deployed within a wide range of applications, specialisms and organisations to develop strategy and foster innovation.

This is the must-attend event of 2022 for anyone interested in the application of inter-disciplinary thinking in their own fields, whether in business, innovation, the arts or academia.

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If you're new to International STEAM Conferences, check out our amazing speakers and agenda below, the "BOOK NOW" button will be here waiting!

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steam conference agenda

STEAM IN ITS INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

Theme:  Making an impact

9:00am

Arrival


9:30am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


10:00am

Making an impact on world-class creatives by driving transformational learning experiences using a STEAM approach – a lens on a journey towards success. (Followed by Q&A session)

Seamus Yu Harte – Head of Learning Experience Design, Stanford University (USA)


11.00am

Networking and Coffee


11:30am

(ONLINE) Art Thinking: a transdisciplinary approach to drive change in society. (Followed by Q&A session)

Dr Kristefan Minski – CEO, Art Thinking & Lecturer, University of Newcastle (Australia)


12:30pm

Lunch


1:30pm

Driving change in Engineering: using a STEAM-based approach to facilitate the Engineering workforce of the future. (Followed by Q&A session)

Chantal Rodier – STEAM Projects Coordinator and Artist in Residence, University of Ottawa (Canada)


2.30pm

STEAM INC Project: Designing new learning for impact through a STEAM-based approach.

Claudia Carter – Associate Professor, Birmingham City University (UK)

Andrew Newman – Producer, European Platform for Digital Humanism, Ars Electronica (Austria)


2.30pm

STEAM INC Project: Designing new learning for impact through a STEAM-based approach.

Claudia Carter – Associate Professor, Birmingham City University (UK)


3.15pm

Coffee


3.30pm

The Focus on Transformation

Professor Peter Francis – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University (UK)


3.45pm

Panel discussion – Intersections, Driving Impact, Transformational Change

Facilitator: Prof. Peter Francis

Panel: Seamus Yu Harte, Chantal Rodier, Andrew Newman, Claudia Carter


4:45pm

Closing address to delegates.

Jo Birch – Director, Innovation Enterprise & Employability, Birmingham City University (UK)


5pm

Close


DRINKS RECEPTION, NETWORKING AND TOUR OF STEAMhouse

STEAM applied to Innovation and Business

Theme:  Real-life applications of STEAM principles

9:00am

Arrival

9:15am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


9.30am

An introduction to STEAMhouse’s groundbreaking range of Support to Innovate services.

Paddy Bek – Head of Service Innovation and Experimentation, STEAMhouse, Birmingham (UK)


9.45am

A unique opportunity to experience a real Stanford d.school workshop, exploring transformative learning experiences through working with people across multiple disciplines and how this unique approach aligns with STEAM thinking.

Seamus Yu Harte – Head of Learning Experience Design, Stanford University (USA)


12:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm

See how Story Futures places innovative storytelling at the heart of next-generation immersive technologies and experiences.

Elham Del Zendeh – Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University (UK), Story Futures Project


2:45pm

Coffee Break

3pm

Case-study examples of how STEAM principles have been applied to and overcome a range of real-life challenges.

STEAMhouse Showcases and Demonstrations


4.30pm

Close

STEAM IN ACADEMIA & RESEARCH

Theme: Developing STEAM to address global challenges

9:00am

Arrival

9:30am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


9.45am

Applying interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on environmental concerns.

Dr Kat Austen,
Senior Teaching Fellow, Bachelor’s in Arts and Sciences, UCL
Artist in Residence, Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, UCL

10.30am

STEAM and Design Thinking – Extended Paper.

Claudia Carter, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University


11.00am

Coffee

11.15am

SESSION 1 – COMMUNITIES

Chair – Dr Annette Naudin, Researchers and Academics (4 papers @15 mins each)

SESSION 2 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Dr Charlotte Carey, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

12.30 am

SESSION 3 – DIGITAL HEALTH

Chair – Andrew Walsh, Researchers and Academics (3 papers @15 mins each)

SESSION 4 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Alessandro Columbano, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @15 mins each)

1:30pm

Lunch

2.15pm

Unconference – Open Session

Chair: Dr Annette Naudin

Kate Thorley – Programme Leader, School of Jewellry, BCU
Andrew Newman – Producer, STEAM and Citizen’s Science, Ars Electronica
Andrew Trujillo & Ashok Patel – STEAM Fellows, BCU
Dr Louise McKnight – Programme for Women Achieving Excellence in Research
Alexa Hartwell: “How does STEAM practice create social good?”


3.15pm

Coffee

3.30pm

SESSION 5 – NET ZERO – ZERO CARBON

Chair – Claudia Carter, Researchers and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

SESSION 6 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Nick Irvin, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

4.30pm

PLENARY

5pm

Close

STEAM IN ITS INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

Theme:  Making an impact

9:00am

Arrival


9:30am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


10:00am

Making an impact on world-class creatives by driving transformational learning experiences using a STEAM approach – a lens on a journey towards success. (Followed by Q&A session)

Seamus Yu Harte – Head of Learning Experience Design, Stanford University (USA)


11.00am

Networking and Coffee


11:30am

(ONLINE) Art Thinking: a transdisciplinary approach to drive change in society. (Followed by Q&A session)

Dr Kristefan Minski – CEO, Art Thinking & Lecturer, University of Newcastle (Australia)


12:30pm

Lunch


1:30pm

Driving change in Engineering: using a STEAM-based approach to facilitate the Engineering workforce of the future. (Followed by Q&A session)

Chantal Rodier – STEAM Projects Coordinator and Artist in Residence, University of Ottawa (Canada)


2.30pm

STEAM INC Project: Designing new learning for impact through a STEAM-based approach.

Claudia Carter – Associate Professor, Birmingham City University (UK)

Andrew Newman – Producer, European Platform for Digital Humanism, Ars Electronica (Austria)


2.30pm

STEAM INC Project: Designing new learning for impact through a STEAM-based approach.

Claudia Carter – Associate Professor, Birmingham City University (UK)


3.15pm

Coffee


3.30pm

The Focus on Transformation

Professor Peter Francis – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University (UK)


3.45pm

Panel discussion – Intersections, Driving Impact, Transformational Change

Facilitator: Prof. Peter Francis

Panel: Seamus Yu Harte, Chantal Rodier, Andrew Newman, Claudia Carter


4:45pm

Closing address to delegates.

Jo Birch – Director, Innovation Enterprise & Employability, Birmingham City University (UK)


5pm

Close


DRINKS RECEPTION, NETWORKING AND TOUR OF STEAMhouse

STEAM applied to Innovation and Business

Theme:  Real-life applications of STEAM principles

9:00am

Arrival

9:15am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


9.30am

An introduction to STEAMhouse’s groundbreaking range of Support to Innovate services.

Paddy Bek – Head of Service Innovation and Experimentation, STEAMhouse, Birmingham (UK)


9.45am

A unique opportunity to experience a real Stanford d.school workshop, exploring transformative learning experiences through working with people across multiple disciplines and how this unique approach aligns with STEAM thinking.

Seamus Yu Harte – Head of Learning Experience Design, Stanford University (USA)


12:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm

See how Story Futures places innovative storytelling at the heart of next-generation immersive technologies and experiences.

Elham Del Zendeh – Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University (UK), Story Futures Project


2:45pm

Coffee Break

3pm

Case-study examples of how STEAM principles have been applied to and overcome a range of real-life challenges.

STEAMhouse Showcases and Demonstrations


4.30pm

Close

STEAM IN ACADEMIA & RESEARCH

Theme: Developing STEAM to address global challenges

9:00am

Arrival

9:30am

Introduction & Welcome to Delegates

Professor Julian Beer – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Birmingham City University


9.45am

Applying interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on environmental concerns.

Dr Kat Austen,
Senior Teaching Fellow, Bachelor’s in Arts and Sciences, UCL
Artist in Residence, Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, UCL

10.30am

STEAM and Design Thinking – Extended Paper.

Claudia Carter, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University


11.00am

Coffee

11.15am

SESSION 1 – COMMUNITIES

Chair – Dr Annette Naudin, Researchers and Academics (4 papers @15 mins each)

SESSION 2 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Dr Charlotte Carey, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

12.30 am

SESSION 3 – DIGITAL HEALTH

Chair – Andrew Walsh, Researchers and Academics (3 papers @15 mins each)

SESSION 4 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Alessandro Columbano, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @15 mins each)

1:30pm

Lunch

2.15pm

Unconference – Open Session

Chair: Dr Annette Naudin

Kate Thorley – Programme Leader, School of Jewellry, BCU
Andrew Newman – Producer, STEAM and Citizen’s Science, Ars Electronica
Andrew Trujillo & Ashok Patel – STEAM Fellows, BCU
Dr Louise McKnight – Programme for Women Achieving Excellence in Research
Alexa Hartwell: “How does STEAM practice create social good?”


3.15pm

Coffee

3.30pm

SESSION 5 – NET ZERO – ZERO CARBON

Chair – Claudia Carter, Researchers and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

SESSION 6 – PEDAGOGY & CURRICULUM DESIGN

Chair – Nick Irvin, Research Fellows and Academics (3 papers @ 15 mins each)

4.30pm

PLENARY

5pm

Close

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