What’s on in 2017

It’s been a great year for video conferencing and 2017 will be even bigger. In 2016 Virtual Excursions Australia delivered events for NAIDOC Week, SciFest, Earth Science Week and ClickFest. These events brought content providers from across Australia and created engaging learning experiences.

DART Connections once again delivered the popular Premiers Reading Challenge series reaching over 10,000 students. Author Andy Griffiths had 100 schools and 5000 students joining via video conference and was DART Connections biggest event yet!

Virtual Excursions Australia also delivered 2 live streaming events for Dinosaur Day that can be viewed though the Virtual Excursions Australia YouTube Channel

2017 is going to be even bigger with Virtual Excursions Australia hosting the following event throughout the year.

Clean Up Australia Day Video Conferencing 27 February – 3 March 2017

Get ready for Clean Up Australia Day with a series for video conferences. Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.

So far 2,223 primary schools and 1,119 youth groups have removed rubbish from locations right across the country.

Teachers Resources 


Curriculum Spotlight Video Conferencing 3 – 7 April and 26 – 28 April 2017

Video Conferencing providers from across Australia will provide a overview on their content. Find out how these organisation can help you throughout 2017.

NAIDOC Week Video Conferencing and Live Streaming Dates 19 – 30 June 2017

NAIDOC Week is held in the first week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

This years theme is Our Languages Matter and highlights the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Our Languages Matter celebrates the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.


SciFest Video Conferencing and Live Streaming Dates 1 – 31 August 2017

SciFest video conferencing festival provides a great link to National Science Week. Now in it’s forth year SciFest is a great opportunity to engage your students in a variety of science workshops and events.

National Science Week is on 12–20 August


Earth Science Week Video Conferencing Festival Dates 9 – 13 October 2017

Earth Science Week is celebrated from 8-14 October 2016. “Earth and Human Activity.” is the international theme of Earth Science Week 2017. The 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes.

Earth Science Week is an international celebration initiated and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute, promoting the importance of the geosciences to the community


ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival Dates 1 – 30 November 2017

ClickFest is an annual video conferencing festival run in November each year. ClickFest is an exciting initiative from education organisations across Australia. It highlights the diversity and scope of video conferences available to schools across Australia. Sessions are delivered free or at reduced cost to schools, providing a great opportunity for teachers to give it a go.

Topics and programs will vary over the month long video conferencing festival to provide flexibility for teachers and students. Each day multiple sessions will be available on a variety of topics from content providers around Australia.

Dinosaur Day Video Conferencing and Live Streaming on 6 November 2017

The Australian Museum launches the 2017 ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival with Winny the Muttaburrasaurs. Winny Saurs a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet will take you on a journey to explore her world, transporting you back 100 million years into Cretaceous.


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