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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Check out the latest news, put the next event in your diary - and don't forget to submit your own. If you haven't received an AWIA Slack invitation email (and you are a member) let us know.

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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
Sep
25
Wed
SEO Made Easy: How to get your business found online! @ Gravell Room, Brunswick Business Incubator
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

93% of all online experiences begin with Google.

So it’s ESSENTIAL in 2019 to know how search engines work to leverage the opportunity of the billions of searched coming through each day.

SEO Made Easy is the perfect start for business owners who want to optimize their website and learn how to get it ranking on search engines to generate more business.

The workshop will cover:

How Google’s algorithm works

Finding the right search terms your customers are using (keyword search)

Setting up Google Analytics and measuring results

Local SEO

Structuring the perfect web page

Content and blogging fundamentals

Link building basics

At the end of the workshop, you’ll know why SEO is important, how it can help your business, and the skill set to start optimizing your website and be on the road to ranking on Google.

Presenter: Lawrence Hitches, Senior SEO Specialist at StudioHawk

About StudioHawk:

StudioHawk is the largest dedicated SEO specialist in Australia. We have a team of 14 full-time individuals onshore in our office in Prahran, and service clients like Officeworks and Mecca, all the way down to the small businesses that we love like Lisa Ellis Gardens from Malvern. We also sit at the board of AWIA (Australian Web Industry Association) and won at SEMRush’s 2018 search awards, and are now partnered with them for SEO. We live and breathe SEO!

Oct
24
Thu
Something Digital 2019 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Something Digital

Something Digital 2019.

 

Something Digital will run at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 24, 2019.

 

The day is designed to celebrate our digital ecosystem and help organisations in Brisbane and SE QLD to strengthen their digital capabilities across various business areas including marketing, business analytics, technology, leadership, customer design and operations.

Built as a collaborative initiative, the content is curated to challenge and support the entire digital ecosystem from startups and small businesses to government & enterprise.

Key features of Something Digital include:

>> Four international keynote speakers

>> Two stages of mind blowing sessions

>> A digital showcase and demo lounge

>> Plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate

>> A digital hangover to remember

Oct
29
Tue
Marketing Leaders Summit
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Formerly known as the Brand Forum, the Marketing Leaders Summit has adapted and grown in acknowledgment of the escalating responsibilities and increasing importance that marketing and brands play in an organisation’s strategic growth.

Seismic change is erupting across the customer landscape – B2C markets are saturated, while consumers increasingly expect corporations to reflect their own polarising socio-political allegiances. In this climate, and with dominion over consumer touchpoints, modern CMOs must exhibit an acute awareness of their customers and the world they envisage for themselves to resonate at scale. Only then can marketing professionals stake their claim on shaping organisation wide-strategy.

Celebrating its 5th Year, The Marketing Leaders Summit is the most senior gathering of CMOs and brand marketing professionals in Australia. Gathering executives from leading local and international brands, this event is the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance business performance today.

Dec
5
Thu
YOW! Developer Conference 2019 – Sydney @ Hilton Sydney
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm

At YOW! Sydney, leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our program committee, come together for two days to provide amazing networking and learning opportunities. Their talks are designed to bring you the latest practices as well as future directions in software development and delivery. Meet your favourite authors and bloggers. Sign up for a workshop for an intense learning experience. Network with people who truly care about delivering great software.

YOW! Speakers are chosen based on their expertise; they provide excellent, technically rich content, appropriate to all roles in software and IT, completely independent of commercial concerns such as sponsorship or product. This means no commercials, ever, just lots of case studies and stories from the trenches.

Serious software professionals and IT leaders from all across the organisation will benefit from attending. Whether you’re a developer, architect, product owner, team lead, coach, or manager, don’t miss this learning opportunity. Our speakers have a wealth of experience they’re eager to share with you.

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