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.

Not a member yet?

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
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you’ll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.

This one day workshop is the quickest way to get started building websites. You will dive head first into HTML and CSS, skill up with live coding exercises, and by the end of the day you’ll have a working web page to call your own.


  • Learn the fundamentals of web development by diving in to HTML and CSS
  • Understand how browsers work to interpret your code and present your website
  • Learn how to code a basic web page from scratch
  • Get familiar with freely available resources on the web so you can continue on your coding journey


Morning Session
930-945: Introduction/Overview
945-1030: Internet Concepts [Presentation]
1030-1115: HTML [Activity One]
1115-1145: HTML [Activity Two]
1145-1230: CSS [Activity Three]

Afternoon Session
1330-1415: Web Page Layout/Structure [Activity Four]
1415-1445: Unordered List Menu
1445-1600: HTML/CSS [Activity Five and Six]

Enrolment Information

This bootcamp will be run at General Assembly in Sydney on Wednesday 10th July. It is the ideal lead up course should you also want to attend the Learn How to Code Responsive Websites workshop.

To enrol or for more information please visit the official page HTML/CSS Bootcamp page. Lunch is included in your ticket price.

Prerequisites & Preparation

This is an introductory level workshop so therefore no prior knowledge, experience or exposure to HTML/CSS code is required. Before attending this workshop please ensure that you have

  1. Brackets, an open source code editor installed
  2. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browser

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WP Engine Summit ANZ @ Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
Aug 8 @ 8:45 am – 7:00 pm

Inspire your next move.

Attend WP Engine Summit/2019 to discover how to leverage WordPress and WP Engine to drive your business forward faster. Learn from leading brands, agencies, and industry thought-leaders who are driving innovation, delivering growth, and inventing the future of how brands will connect with consumers online.

Bring your vision, imagination, and ideas to Summit/2019, and learn how to transform them into your next breakthrough.

One technology has consumed over 33% of the web and is expected to grow to over 40% by 2021. WordPress, the open-source framework, is the fastest growing and most adopted CMS in the world, increasingly used to build breakthrough digital experiences.

WP Engine, a leader in WordPress, powers more of the top 200,000 websites by traffic than any other digital experience platform. From mid-market, high-growth businesses to enterprise brands, WP Engine’s WordPress Digital Experience Platform is the tool that developers, agencies, and brands are adopting to boost their marketing agility, create new revenue opportunities, and imagine new possibilities for their businesses.

Attend WP Engine Summit/2019 to discover how to leverage WordPress and WP Engine to drive your business forward faster. Learn from leading brands, agencies, and industry thought-leaders who are driving innovation, delivering growth, and inventing the future of how brands will connect with consumers online.

Bring your vision, imagination, and ideas to Summit/2019, and learn how to transform them into your next breakthrough.

Press ahead.

UX Australia 2019 @ Hilton Sydney
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
UX Australian logo UX Australia is Australia’s premier User Experience Design conference, now in its 11th year, with workshops and presentations to suit everyone from graduate to experienced practitioners. Two days of hands-on workshops focus on practical skills and techniques that can help you get started, learn new methods and tools or explore new ideas in detail. Program schedule – here Two full days of local and international conference presentations covering a huge range of topics and ideas relevant to experienced practitioners, newbies and everyone in between. Be inspired for your next project, discover knowledge that stretches your thinking in a new direction or learn from someone who has tackled a problem just like yours. Full speaker list – here
DigiMarCon Australia 2019 @ ANZ Stadium
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Premier Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition in Australia


Do you want to be successful in digital marketing? Then you shouldn’t miss DigiMarCon Australia 2019

DigiMarCon Australia 2019 is your chance to …
  • Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
  • Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
  • Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.
DigiMarCon Australia 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will take place August 28th to 29th, 2019 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Australia 2019’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
This year’s edition will feature topics such as:
  • Digital Strategy
  • Web Experience Management
  • Usability / Design
  • Mobile Marketing & Retargeting
  • Customer Engagement
  • User Acquisition
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Targeting & Optimization
  • Video Marketing
  • Data Science & Big Data
  • Web Analytics & A/B Testing
  • Email Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Paid Search Marketing
  • Geo-Targeting
  • Predictive Analysis & Attribution
  • Growth Hacking
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Growth Marketing Tools
  • Marketing & Sales Automation
  • Sustainable Growth Strategies
iMedia Brand Summit @ Sheraton Mirage Resort
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm

iMedia Brand Summit


iMedia Brand Summit provides an intimate environment for senior brand marketers to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners.

If you are a media agency, creative agency, digital agency, publisher or a technology platform / solution provider, you NEED to be at iMedia Brand Summit.

iMedia is the most influential community of senior marketers in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Marketing Leaders Summit
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

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.

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