Media Matters conference 2019

This is an interim cover page while planning for the conference is still being worked out.


The original proposal is to be held on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th of October, 2019, now favouring Friday 27th & Saturday 28th March 2020.  With plans to hold some SAAME workshops on the October 2019 dates, instead.

Day 1:  Speakers, introduction and a screening.

Day 2:  Presentations, activities, workshops...


The original proposal was for the Magill campus of Uni SA in the Faculty of Creative Industries.  Now, the Education Development Centre (EDC) in Hindmarsh, is favoured.


Film screening, presentations, activities, workshops...

Guest presenters

Brett Lamb was confirmed.

Strong interest from Sophie Hyde in presenting a screening of “The Hunting” followed by a Q & A.  “The Hunting” is a local production that will screen on SBS in August and is sure to raise many issues that are pertinent to practising and aspiring Media teachers.


Harry Postema (conference convener, and on the SAAME executive).  Currently teaching Media Studies and Creative Arts at senior secondary level.  Also contributing to SACE as a subject specialist and lead practitioner in these subjects.  He has a strong interest in innovative curriculum development, task design and assessment procedures.  Has also a breadth of experiences in Drama teaching community theatre, independent filmmaking and visual arts.

Grant Brindal (president).  Grant Brindal has been teaching Media in SA schools since 1977.  While from a secondary background, as an ICT coach and New Media Awards mentor, Grant has worked at a range of schools across the state.  He has been involved in the development of Media curricula at both state and federal levels and is the Lead Practitioner on the SACE Board Media Studies assessment team.  He was SA’s first teacher to be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Media from AFTRS and produced ABC Local Radio’s “Talkback Classroom.”  He continues to work on a variety of screen productions, volunteers as a tour guide at the ABC and produces SAAME’s monthly community radio program, “Media Moves” on PBA-FM.

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