Adobe EDU Leadership Community APAC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018


In conjunction with the ACCE Conference


Dates & Location

October 1 - 2, 2018 at the Adobe Sydney Office (Darling Park, Tower 2, Level 27, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW)

October 3 at Royal Randwick Racecourse with the ACCE Conference

October 4 - Optional ACCE Conference Day, Adobe will not be covering accommodation or catering costs for this day

October 5 - Optional ACCE Conference Masterclass at the Adobe Office


Encouraging students to develop Creative Problem Solving skills helps prepare them for the future workplace.


  • Connect as a community of creative educators.
  • Provide a platform on which to celebrate best practice examples of educators who are catalysing creativity in the classroom, on campus and in their community.
  • As a community of practice, share approaches to preparing students for the future and create educational materials to support the broader Adobe education community.
  • Define relevant community-building strategies, tactics and roles to engage creative educators across the globe.
  • Develop and share product knowledge.
  • Connect with the wider ICT in Education community


DAY ONE: ARRIVAL - Monday, October 1

From 2:00pm : Those traveling from outside of Sydney to check into their rooms at the Parkroyal Hotel, Darling Harbour (150 Day St, Sydney)

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Welcome Reception at Adobe Sydney Offices (Darling Park, Tower 2, Level 27, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW)

DAY TWO: Tuesday, October 2

  • 7:30am - 8:20am: Breakfast at the hotel for hotel guests (can be busy at that time)
  • 8:30am: Welcome & introductions - Tim Kitchen
  • 8:40am: Get to know activity
  • 9:00am: Going Live to Air - Click here for access
  • Adobe Education Programs overview - Clara Galan
  • 9:15am: Adobe Edu Worldwide Overview - Tacy Trowbridge (online)
  • & Adobe Education Exchange Update - Matt Niemitz (online)
  • 9:30am - 10:45am : Creative Catalyst Talks
  • 9:30am - Max Schleser - Cinematic VR & 360˚ video production
  • 9:45am - Craig Daalmeijer-Power - Drones, AR, VR, AI, What's Next?
  • 10:00am - Sjaani van den Berg - Buzz Words, are we teaching to these standards?
  • 10:15am - Heath Henwood - Transforming students through connecting technology and relationships
  • 10:30am - Brett Kent - Education strikes again
  • 10:45am: Morning Tea (break from live transmission)
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm: Creative Catalyst Talks - Live to Air - Click here for access
  • 11:15am - Kev Lavery - Essential Graphics & End Screens
  • 11:30am - Seiko Koike - Emerging CPS in Japanese Education
  • 11:45am - Joel Aarons - Lessons Learned and Lessons Taught - Media Arts in Primary School
  • 12:00pm - Juliette Bentley - Making Sparks Fly
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm: Workshop session 1
  • Cinematic VR & 360˚ video production with Max Schleser (Kosciusko)
  • Character Animator with Jane Chen (Nambucca)
  • Dimension with Brian Chau (Uluru)
  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Workshop session 2
  • AR with Fuse with Craig Daalmeijer-Power (Kosciusko)
  • Let’s look at this backwards with Brett Kent (Nambucca)
  • The new version of Adobe Captivate with Brian Chau (Uluru)
  • Adobe Capture & Adobe Draw with Jane Chen (Out & about & level 26) this is a double session till 4PM
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Workshop session 3
  • Cartooning with Adobe Illustrator with Jason Carthew (Kosciusko)
  • After Effects is easy with Kev Lavery (Uluru)
  • 4:00pm - Afternoon tea
  • 4:30pm - Wrap up session
  • 5:00pm - Conclude
  • 6:30pm - Kingpin Bowling & Dinner (Darling Harbour)

DAY THREE: Wednesday, October 3

Parkroyal guests to check out

6:30am - 7:00am: Breakfast at the hotel for hotel guests (can be busy at that time)

7.15 - Bus departs the Parkroyal for the ACCE Conference at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

9:00am - Conference opening and Keynote

10:30 - Morning Tea

11:00 - Concurrent Presentations (mix of Adobe and other presentations to run and enjoy)

1:00 - Lunch

2:00 - Concurrent Presentations (mix of Adobe and other presentations to run and enjoy)

3:30 - Afternoon tea

4:00 to 5:30 - Plenary Session featuring Clara Galan & Tim Kitchen

6:30 - Optional ACCE Gala Dinner (Summit participants will need to pay their own way for the dinner if they choose to attend)

Note that the rest of the week is optional for AELs & ACLs. Adobe will be covering the ACCE Conference registration for all Summit participants as well as catering costs for the Wednesday. If you choose to be involved in the ACCE Conference on the Thursday, you will asked to cover your own catering (unless you are presenting). Also note that Adobe is covering accommodation for the Monday & Tuesday nights only.

DAY FOUR: Thursday, October 4 (optional ACCE Conference day)

9:00 - Keynote

10:30 - Morning Tea

11:00 - Concurrent Presentations

1:00 - Lunch

2:00 - Concurrent Presentations

3:30 - Afternoon Tea

4:00 - Keynote

5:30 - Conference Close

DAY FIVE: Friday, October 5

Special Adobe Day Masterclass with the ACCE Conference at the Adobe Sydney Office. Please use the registration form to indicate you interest in running a workshop or presentation on this day.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the APAC Leadership Summit?

The APAC Summit is open to any current Adobe Education Leader or Adobe Campus Leaders aswell as selected members of other Adobe Education Community groups by invitation only.

If you are interested in attending the APAC Leadership Summit, please fill out the application below:

Applications due before: April 13, 2017

Do I have to attend the summit in my region, or can I attend summits in other regions?

Adobe Education Leaders can attend any summit that works for their schedule. They can also attend more than one summit, but preference will be given to participants who have not yet attended a summit if there is a conflict.

What costs are covered by Adobe, and what costs should I plan to cover myself?

ACCOMMODATIONS: We booked the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour hotel and will follow up with more information once applications are completed and accepted. Address of Parkroyal Darling Harbour hotel is: 150 Day St, Sydney

Adobe covers the cost of your lodging for the nights of October 1 & 2. If you need to arrive early or stay late, your additional hotel stays are not covered by Adobe and are your responsibility. In similar fashion to previous Summits, Adobe will cover the cost of shared rooms. If you prefer to request a single room, the additional charges will be your responsibility. Note that availability of a single room is likely to be limited.

FOOD: Adobe covers all meals beginning with Welcome Reception on Day One and ending with lunch on Day Three.

TRANSPORTATION: You are responsible for your airfare and all your travel logistics to and from the airport. The PARKROYAL Darling Harbour hotel is located just across the street from the Adobe Sydney Offices so it's a short skip over to the Summit!

Adobe will organise and cover the cost of a bus to the ACCE Conference on the Wednesday.

Tell me more about shared rooms.

Yes, all rooms for all summits are double occupancy. You can select your roommate(s) during registration. Please have a back-up roommate choice in case your first choice of roommate is popular. If you have no preference on your roommate, just say so on the registration form.

When should I plan to arrive?

Our event officially kicks off at 6pm on Monday, October 1. Plan to arrive at the hotel by 4pm to give yourself time to check in before the Welcome Reception from 6pm-8pm. There's no limits to things you can do in the city.

When should I plan to depart?

Our event officially ends after the final ACCE conference session on Wednesday, October 1. All AELs & ACLs are encouraged to stay on for the rest of the week if they can.

Regarding travel, you are responsible for your transportation to and from the airport, so please schedule accordingly.

How should I dress?

Dress will be casual.

What should I bring?

Because we are located in a large city, there are many stores and vendors where you can purchase amenities. Bring your computer or tablet to take notes and use Adobe's products, and if you’re selected as a Creative Catalyst speaker, bring your presentation on a USB stick in either PowerPoint or Keynote. Bring a camera to take pictures and anything else you need to be comfortable, creative, and actively engaged.

What if I have dietary restrictions / special needs?

You will be able to tell us about your needs via the registration form.

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