A UNSW GERRIC and NSW Department of Education collaboration

Ignite the Spark is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and GERRIC at the UNSW School of Education. This annual conference focuses on creating opportunity in the classroom, whole school, community of schools’ contexts, and beyond to support students’ learning. 

Workshops and presentations will include sharing by experts in their field and researchers, teachers and leaders. Explore various talent development opportunities for gifted learners within and across various domains. How might you create equitable opportunities for excellence within your context? Be inspired @ Ignite the Spark!

Ignite the Spark will once again be run as a virtual conference this year. 

Postponed to: May 2023

Date to be announced

Conference Theme:  Excellence and Equity- Creating Opportunity

Ignite the Spark conference to be postponed to May 2023. 

GERRIC at UNSW and the NSW Department of Education recognise that the Education sector is facing unprecedented challenges as schools continue to navigate the COVID-19 landscape. In response to feedback from various parties, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Ignite the Spark conference to May 2023. GERRIC and the NSW Department of Education remain committed to the professional development of educators and research in gifted education, and we will continue to consult with all stakeholders. 

A new date for the conference will be announced as soon as possible, and we will keep you posted with other details on the conference. 




Have something valuable to share?

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to submit your paper. A panel will review your submission and be in touch with you. 

Call for presenters

All ticket purchases will include access to video recordings of Ignite the Spark presentations in 2022. 

Early Bird Discount: 15 June -13 July  $200

General Admission: 14 July - 25 August  $250

Last Chance Admission: 26 August - 1 September  $275


Group registrations also available upon request for groups of 5 or more registrations. Please contact gerric@unsw.edu.au with your request.  


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