USQ and Essential Screen Qld Present ATOMQ’s 2021 State Conference: MOMENTUM

Australian Teachers of Media, Queensland’s Annual State Conference MOMENTUM, presented by University of Southern Queensland and Essential Screen Skills, is an opportunity for Queensland Primary Arts teachers, and Media Arts and Film, Television and New Media teachers to unite and work collaboratively with industry and tertiary practitioners, highly accomplished teachers and QCAA education officers. We will learn new ways that we can support the academic, social and emotional development of our students so they can thrive in an ever-changing and uncertain future and be on the front foot for the impending changes to the national curriculum.

This year’s conference will be a hybrid of face-to-face and virtual sessions, providing delegates the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers and to engage in practical workshops over two full days.


ATOMQ is proud to partner with the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus and Essential Screen Skills.

University of Southern Queensland is a recognised leader in online and blended education, renowned for their supportive environment and student-focused commitment to learning and teaching. The ‘Community Centred – Career Focused’ theme at USQ Springfield provides a student-focused educational environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. With high quality facilities and exceptional support, graduates are equipped to succeed in today’s rapidly changing work environments. USQ Springfield’s community environment promotes a culture of listening to the needs of each student and working with them to achieve their goals.

With a key focus to nurture, support and assist people in achieving their career goals and as a result, contribute to the creative, successful and thriving Screen and Media Industry in Queensland and Australia, Essential Screen Skills very much appreciates the important role that teachers of all levels play in achieving this! Essential Screen Skills is proud to be partnering with ATOM on the 2022 State Conference – MOMENTUM!


This year’s conference will provide highly relevant and experienced presenters including the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, The Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Bruce Bowman from Ted’s Cameras, Linda Pitt from Apple, Rob Whittle from The Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Katrina Irawati Graham, the co-founder and Chair of Women in Film & Television, Australia, Tracey Corbin-Matchett from Bus Stops Films, Michelle Brown from Elektrolab, a panel of industry professionals including Art Director Daniella Rigby, Location Manager Libby Kilby and Visual Effects Artist Murray Smallwood, Lucy Flook from the QCAA, and a long list of highly experienced and dynamic practising Primary, Secondary and Tertiary educators.

Special thanks to our generous keynotes including David Barbour, the creator of The Block, Nick Maguire, a Brisbane-based filmmaker and music video producer, Hayley Adams, Producer, Passionfruit Bites and Michelle Melky, Creative Producer, Amplify, and writers and producers of TikTok’s Scattered and Love Song Seasons 1 and 2, and Gary Paramanathan, Outreach Manager for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

ATOMQ encourage you to take advantage of the expertise and resources on offer this year and we look forward to providing an exciting and reinvigorating opportunity for our members to be together and celebrate what we do for Queensland’s young people through quality Media Arts education.


  • Primary teachers (Arts/Media Arts specialist teachers, generalist teachers)
  • Secondary Media Arts and Film, Television and New Media teachers
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Heads of Department, Heads of Curriculum, Curriculum Co-ordinators (Media Arts, FTVNM, The Arts, Creative Industries)


The 2021 MOMEMTUM conference program is diverse, rich and exciting but it’s nothing without you. Get together as a dynamic, likeminded community and share your knowledge, embrace professional learning, affirm and question your classroom practice, seek clarification, listen, question, debate, laugh, create and reinvigorate your passion for Media Arts education.

For more information and to register your place at MOMENTUM, please visit our website :




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