Adobe Education Summit 2020 APAC - Online

The 2020 APAC Adobe Education Summit will be an online only event about digital creativity across all curriculum areas and levels of education.


Tuesday September 29 to Thursday October 1, 2020

a holiday period for all Australian & New Zealand teachers

Theme - Improving Education Following COVID-19

Note that Tuesday's program will be exclusively for Adobe Education Leaders.

Wednesday and Thursday will be for all educators

Live Streaming the 2019 Summit

Planned & developing agenda

Tuesday 29 September

AEL Summit Day

Exclusively for Adobe Education Leaders from around the globe

8.30 AM to 10.30 AM (AEST)

  • US PDT - Monday 28 September, 3.30 PM - 5.30 PM
  • US EDT - Monday 28 September, 6.30 PM - 9.30 PM

8.30 AM - Welcome by Tim Kitchen, Clara Galan & Tanya Avrith

8.45 AM - AEL Global Overveiw (Clara Galan)

9.00 AM - Creating innovative educational opportunities (Brian Johnsrud)

9.15 AM - EdEx New Features and plan (Matt Niemitz)

9.30 AM - Adobe Education's policy strategy (Tacy Trowbridge)

9.45 AM - NDA Q&A with the Adobe Edu Team (Moderated by Tim Kitchen)

10.00 AM to 11.00 AM - Connect with Adobe Product Teams (NDA)

11.00 AM - Meet with the APAC Edu Customer Success Managers

- Connect with Adobe Solution Consultants & Customer Success Managers

11.20 AM - Product Demo 1

11.40 AM - Product Demo 2

12.00 PM - Product Demo 3

12.20 PM - Break

1.00 PM - Special Guest Peter Hutton

Peter Hutton, Convenor at Future Schools Alliance, will be sharing his story and passion for change in the education system. While Principal at Templestowe College in Melbourne, he disrupted the system and transformed his school into a learning community based on the students passions rather than the system. He is know sharing this model with schools all over Australia and making a positive difference. As a person with dyslexia, Peter sees the world differently, and has spent his life challenging assumptions and conventions.

2.00 PM to 3.00 PM (AEST)

- Deep-dive workshop session 1 options

3.00 PM to 4.00 PM (AEST)

- Deep-dive workshop session 2 options

Adobe Solution Consultants Brian Chau & Steve Nichols will running some of the demo & workshop options

Wednesday 30 September

Open Adobe Edu Summit

This day is open to all educators - online & face to face

8.30 AM to 10.30 AM (AEST)

  • US PDT - Tuesday 29 September, 3.30 PM - 5.30 PM
  • US EDT - Tuesday 29 September, 6.30 PM - 9.30 PM

- Welcome & overview by Dr Tim Kitchen

- Connect with the Adobe US Edu Team

- Creative Catalyst Talks with AELs from around the globe

11.00 AM to 1.00 PM (AEST)

- Creative Catalyst Talks with ANZ AELs

2.00 PM to 3.30 PM (AEST)

- Breakout workshop option (session 1)

3.30 PM to 5.00 PM (AEST)

- Breakout workshop option (session 2)

Thursday 1 October

Creative Challenge Day

This day is open to all Adobe Education Leaders and members of the new Adobe Creative Educators Program

Participants will be offered the opportunity of taking part in a Creative Challenge based on either of these products:

  • Adobe Spark
  • Adobe XD
  • Premiere Rush

They will be working with a team of 3 or 4 (online) to collaborate on a product (video, web page, app prototype) that tells a story or helps solve a problem based on a brief that will be provided on the day.

8.30 AM to 9.00 AM (AEST)

Welcome and introductions

Announcement of the project briefs & teams

There will be secret ingredients that will need to be featured in the solution

9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Adobe experts will run optional online bootcamps to help provide extra tips and tricks on how to use the product of choice.

10.00 AM to 3.30 PM (AEST)

Work with your teams on the challenge

4.00 PM (AEST)

Creative Challenge Showcase

Each team shares their product to all the teams and a panel of expert judges

Winners announced


images of the 2019 Summit

Have a look at the video summary from the 2019 Summit


Join the weekly Inject Creativity Live events that are leading up to the Summit each Wednesday at 6.30 PM (AEST) via YouTube or Twitter.

Created By
Tim Kitchen