Current Events

Our next Lecture features US Author, parenting expert, former Stanford University Dean and Graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law, Julie Lythcott-Haims, followed by a Q&A Session facilitated by Margie Warrell and joined by panellists Paul Roos, Denice Scala and Margot Franklin-Hensler.







Past Events



Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED)


Melbourne, Australia
Thursday 19 November 2015
9am - 12.30pm


A movement to empower, celebrate and support women entrepreneurs worldwide.

“The total number of women on the planet since 2013 is almost 3.6 Billion! Yet, the World Economic Forum reports that no nation has yet to achieve gender equality - depending on where we live, women only have access to 58-70% of the economic, educational, health and political resources and opportunities available to men.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       




In 2014, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), a Non-Governmental Organisation, was launched to annually commemorate, one day, to celebrate, support, and empower women entrepreneurs world-wide. WED accomplishes this with its Student and Worldwide Ambassador program, educating both men and women about the importance of supporting women and women-owned businesses and causes.


In November 2014 Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri, founders and Directors of Teenage Expo, became Australia’s official Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Ambassadors for the United Nations. With great honor they accepted this role and to celebrate they took eleven of Australia’s Top Female entrepreneurs to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge as a symbol of the hurdles a female entrepreneur has to climb. They interviewed each female on top of the bridge to discuss the challenges they have faced in their careers.


On Thursday November 19, 2015, CEE will host WED an event simultaneously celebrated in 152 other countries,  where a selected panel of women will present their success stories. This event will be professionally filmed with the footage submitted at the United Nations as part of a worldwide event on Wednesday December 2, 2015, to identify and support women-owned or women-led businesses that help empower women and girls globally.


Helping Our Children Become Better Learners Both In and Out of School
Wednesday 28 October 2015
Morris Hall Campus, Melbourne Girls Grammar, 100 Caroline Street, South Yarra



Cultivating Diverse, Creative and Entrepreneurial Talents 

Professor Yong Zhao, an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker delivers presentation to educators and parents

May 25 and 27, 2015




To view Zhao's presentation content, visit



Twitter Transcripts









Professor Yong Zhao

An internationally known scholar, author, and speaker.

His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 10 most influential people in educational technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His latest book World Class Learners has won several awards including the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Education Publishers’ (AEP) Judges’ Award and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013).

He currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership.

Until December, 2010, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence.

Zhao was born in China’s Sichuan Province. He received his B.A. in English Language Education from Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages in Chongqing, China in 1986. After teaching English in China for six years, he came to Linfield College as a visiting scholar in 1992. He then began his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. He received his A.M. in Education in 1994 and Ph.D. in 1996. He joined the faculty at MSU in 1996 after working as the Language Center Coordinator at Willamette University and a language specialist at Hamilton College.



 All participants of the MGGS Middle Years Science and Enterprise Tour will not only attend this conference but they will have the opportunity to contribute to all elements of the execution of this conference.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker Pamela Fox, loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC’s Computer Science Department.

For students it's a wonderful opportunity to practise teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Delegates and presenters will join us from a variety of organisations to help us to understand the current career pathways and opportunities that exist in the areas of science and enterprise and to help our students see the ways in which they can engage in scientific and entrepreneurial endeavours as they journey through the Senior Years and life beyond school.


The Confluence of Education and Health

March 20, 2015

Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle - Video

Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle - Presentation



Keynote Speaker Suzie Boss - Video

 Keynote Speaker Suzie Boss - Presentation


Panel 1: International Education Leaders - Video


Panel 2: World Health Leaders - Video

 Twitter Transcript








'Please accept my thanks and sincere congratulations on the CEE conference yesterday.  I was impressed by the professionalism of every aspect of the day and would like to thank everyone involved.  It's going to take me a while to process all the wonderful insights offered by the speakers!'  

Masters Student
University of Melbourner


'I wanted to thank you both for extending an invitation to Simon, Vicky and I to attend your inaugural Future Fusion Conference last week.

It was one of the most enjoyable conferences I have been to for some time and I congratulate you both on securing such high calibre speakers. Days later I am still reflecting on the words of Suzie Boss and intend to use the Gallup Hope Index (that she referenced a number of times) in some of my own work in Corporate Responsibility at NAB.

Once again, thank you and well done on what you've achieved.'

Jade Moffat
Education Consultant, NAB


'Thank you for a wonderful day. It was fabulous to see the excitement and energy in the room about preparing for the future health, wellbeing and educational needs of our young people.'

Professor Katie Allen
Director, Population Health Research Theme
Director, Centre of Food and Allergy Research
Paediatric Gastroenterologist/Allergist

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
University of Melbourne
The Royal Children’s Hospital


'The CEE 2015 conference was a forum of intriguing conversations that not only engaged every attending educator, but also provoked thinking beyond the conference venue. It has drawn my attention to contemporary issues around education both in Australia and around the world. This valuable experience has provided refreshed angles for me to reflect on my own role as an educator.'

Vicky Lu
Senior Educator
Melbourne Girls Grammar