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.

Already a member?

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.

Interested in Sponsorship?

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
Adobe Symposium 2018
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm

Adobe Symposium 2018 | The Digital Experiences Conference

It’s not just another event. It’s an experience.

Customers expect amazing experiences. And you’re the one who will make them. Because you are an experience maker—a rock-star marketer or creative professional who knows the power of the experience economy.

This curated two-day event includes inspiring keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, and immersive activations – as well as a chance to network with a multi-industry audience. Learn how to understand and address your customers’ expectations. You’ll gain hands-on access to the latest tools and best practices in digital marketing. You’ll learn what it takes to become an experience maker.

This August, join us and 3,500 business leaders, digital marketers, creative professionals and tech experts at Adobe Symposium, Sydney.

We hope to see you there. Learn more here:

Friday Night Startup
Aug 17 @ 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!

DigiMarCon Australia 2018 @ ANZ Stadium
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Premier Digital Marketing Conference in Australia

If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DigiMarCon Australia 2018!

DigiMarCon Australia 2018 is your chance to …

– Hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry.

– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices.

– Network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

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 2018’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.

Volunteer Benefits

Interested in attending DigiMarCon Australia 2018 but the registration price is restrictive? We can always use some extra hands on site and have a limited amount of spots available to those wishing to contribute some volunteer hours during the event.

In exchange for your help, we are happy to offer our volunteers passes at no cost.

Conference Volunteers receive a Volunteer Pass which is similar to the All Access Pass, and gives you access to the conference sessions and networking events when you are not on your shift.

Volunteers receive:

– Volunteer Pass

– Access to all Conference Sessions, once shift is complete or as duties allow.

This year’s topics include:

– 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

– Programmatic Advertising

Perth Digital Marketing Conference @ 100% online event only
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Perth Digital Marketing Conference program is 2 days of live streamed content. If you miss any of the live stream, presentations will be available on demand after the event.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a digital marketing expert, Perth Digital Marketing Conference will give you the latest strategies and information to increase your own knowledge and grow your business through digital marketing.

UX Australia 2018 @ Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

UX Australia 2018

UX Australia is a 4 day conference about everything user experience (UX), including 2 days of workshops and 2 days of conference presentations.

UX Australia 2018 will be held from 28-31 August 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Podcasts @ Loft West End
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Giving your brand a voice
Join us for networking and a panel discussion on Podcasts – giving your brand a voice. Panel of speakers:
  • Stevie Dillon, Social Media Strategist, Stevie Says Social LinkedIn | Twitter: #steviesayssocial
  • Phoebe Parsons, Podcaster, Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck LinkedIn | Twitter: #phoebeacp
  • Ronsley Vaz, Founder & Chief Energy Officer, Amplify LinkedIn | Twitter: @ronsley @wearepodcast
Panel Facilitator: Elizabeth Gibbons, Director of Client Services, zeroseven LinkedIn | Twitter: @Gibbled @zeroseven   

Who would benefit from attending

  • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
  • Business owners and directors

Ticket inclusions

Your ticket includes networking with drinks & finger food prior to the presentation, facilitated networking, panel discussion, event giveaways, attendee list prior to the event.
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