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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Upcoming Web Industry Events
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

Design thinking for innovators @ Fyra Room, Riff Coworking (Spacecubed)
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Design thinking for innovators • Design thinking workshop


Get hands-on with design thinking, in this practical, outcomes-focussed workshop by Skills of the Modern Age


One of the most important emerging skillsets of our time, design thinking is a creative approach to solving problems used a human-focussed lens. Leveraged by leading innovators throughout the globe, design thinking is a foundational skill of the modern age for any professional or innovator.

What you’ll learn


  • Design thinking: fundamentals. Understand the design thinking process, it’s origins and explore case studies on how design thinking has impacted organisations world-wide.

  • The process: Understand how design thinking can be used in an organisational context to identify solutions to customer and user problems.

  • Applying it in your organisation. Understand how design thinking can be used in an organisational context to identify solutions to customer and user problems.

Who is this for?

Design thinking is an important component in any marketers, product managers or customer experience leaders toolkit. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning design thinking using a hands approach and how they can utilise the skillset in their day to day roles and lives.


What our past learners say


“A truly immersive hands-on course with invaluable insights and take home learnings. The coffee’s pretty good too!”

DerekDesign Manager

“SOMA’s Design Thinking workshop was super practical and hands-on. I had learned a bit of design thinking on my own time, but Nate’s tutoring guided us to a really deep understanding of the concept and process.”

AaronMarketing Executive

“Loved the practical, hands-on workshop and the passion with which Nate shared such an interesting and important topic.”

Amelia, Environmental Psychologist

“I got so much out of the hands-on Design Thinking workshop, while meeting and working with a diverse group of innovators. Now I can’t wait to try my first design sprint!’

Kali, Growth Manager

Women In AI @ Gold Coast University Hospital Gold Coast, QLD
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

Women In AI

About The Camp

The Young Women Leaders in AI program was created to educate our brightest young women about the opportunities AI is creating, its role in our society, and to help them develop the skills and connections they need to emerge as innovators in the technology industry. Applications are open to women aged 16-26.


What You’ll Learn


At the camp, you won’t just be learning how to build AI systems. You’ll gain all the skills needed to solve real problems, usher innovation into your own organisation, and excel as a female leader.

The three core topics for the camp will be

1) Understanding AI

2) Entrepreneurship & innovation

3) Succeeding as a woman in the tech industry.

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.
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