The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)

Formed in 2002 to unite web industry professionals across Australia, AWIA's purpose is to keep members up to date with news, events, resources and best practice, and to build trust and understanding of the Australian web industry.

AWIA has become one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia. Our monthly networking meetings regularly attract 40-60 individuals from varying cross-sections of the web industry, our occasional speaking events have attracted 150-200 attendees each, and our online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and Meetups) have over 7,000 active participants and a total of over 40,000 posts.

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Do you have a product or service you'd like to expose to Australia's largest online community of web professionals? Be an AWIA sponsor. Simply email us to discuss your sponsorship ideas, and the opportunities we can provide.

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Join now, or come along to one of our Port80 meetups where members can tell you about the benefits of joining AWIA. Port80 meetings are held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with associated events in Brisbane and Hobart.

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Upcoming Web Industry Events
NDC { Sydney } @ Hilton
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm

NDC Sydney 2018

  NDC Sydney 2018 is a full week event with 2 days of pre-conference workshops 17-18 September followed by 3 days of conference 19-21 September.   Screenshot 2018-06-19 20.26.49 #ndcsydney
Programmatic Principles @ Queensland Cricketers' Club
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Programmatic Principles

How to evolve in the automation and adtech arena

  Programmatic Principles While it’s easy to love the concept of fully automated buying and selling of ads, and the promise of huge ROI and transparent performance metrics, in reality adtech and programmatic has historically been a marketplace full of tricks and traps. In 2018, the industry is reaching a point of maturity. Data ethics, ad fraud and bad actors are right in the spotlight and new technologies and methods are promising more trustworthiness and better performance for those in the know. Join us as we traverse everything programmatic and adtech to bring you up to speed on the latest innovations, challenges, and opportunities.

Panel of speakers

Michael Chen, Digital Media Portfolio Manager, Reload Media LinkedIn | Twitter: @reload_media More to come. Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Senior Digital Manager LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci
CONTENT MARKETING @ InterContinental Perth City
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SM Perth


In today’s busy world content might be King, but context is Queen.

Creating a consistent, relevant and successful digital strategy can be a confusing and often overwhelming process – let us teach you the inside track for creating and curating content and how to maximize your efforts.

We welcome you on Thursday September 27th, to the boardroom of the InterContinental Perth City Centre for Social Media Perth’s masterclass “Content Content Content – Creation, Curation & Strategies”.

Find out the essentials to make sure you can utilise social media for your business efficiently and strategically. The Masterclass will examine:

  • create v curate: what does it all mean
  • user generated content – where to find it and what to do with it
  • understanding your brand personality and how to stay consistent
  • the apps and tools we use and love
  • how to create a content calendar
  • time-saving tips & tricks for content creation
  • how to measure your effectiveness and report on (ROI)

More information

Friday Night Startup
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Silicon Beach Perth meets every two weeks with amazing people.


Evening schedule:

5pm – general chat

530pm – facilitated discussion kick-off

630pm – end of facilitated discussion, general chat resumes

730pm – close

Location wise, once you head inside 45 St Georges Terrace, on your right, beside the lifts, is a hallway: You’ll find us through this door!

TECHpalooza 2018 @ St Hilda's School
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm

TECHpalooza 2018


We invite all educators to TECHpalooza.

Bigger and better in 2018, this digital technologies learning festival is a two-day event. Formerly ‘iPadpaloozaGC’,TECHpalooza has access to trailblazing presenters who are keen to share. TECHpalooza supports educators by providing the opportunity for powerful collaborative partnerships between educators, academics, young people and industry.

TECHpalooza will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the revolutionary ideas educators use to integrate digital technologies into classrooms. Attending this digital technologies event means that you will be part of a ‘learning festival‘ where sharing and growing happens and where you will be inspired by the transformative innovative ideas for you to use in the classroom. At its heart this event and its workshops contribute to feeding the mind and learner to an experience which will inspire and make learning fun for attendees.

This Gold Coast event is unique to our region and will have a distinct Australian flavour in a festival-like educational atmosphere. TECHpalooza is a ‘hands-on’ opportunity of discovery for educators as they experience practical insights in what they can do in their class ‘today and tomorrow’. Educators will be invigorated into thinking how digital learning can change in their classroom. TECHpalooza is an event for educators from all levels: teachers and administrators.

This event (formerly known as iPadpaloozaGC) is being organised and conducted by Australian educators. Domestic and international speakers will lead participants through practical pathways of hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom.

TECHpaloozaIt’s not a conference, it’s a learning festival!

  TECHpalooza will be held at St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast, Australia. St Hilda’s School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in Southport, a central suburb of the Gold Coast, Australia.
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry!
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