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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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
Feb
15
Fri
Startup Weekend Brisbane 2019 @ River City labs
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm

Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.

Startup Weekend is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.

What can you expect?

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.It’s not about the prize but it helps.

What they say:

Startup weekend gives you the valuable insight into how to make an idea succeed or fail fast, as Amin Bazzaz and Areej Alsheikh-Hussain, winner of Startup Weekend Women Brisbane 2015 explains:

“Startup weekend was an intense learning bootcamp which helped us to put all theory into action and validate an ideain 54 hours on a weekend. Excellent opportunity to meet like minded people and grow your network, learn heaps from mentors and teammates and get the most out of our weekend.

Air Sponge started with idea of Areej. She pitched her idea of “Tinder for carwash” and Amin joined her team as a tech teammate on the startup weekend. We launched the website and served 5 customers over the weekend and won the startup weekend. we kept meeting after startup weekend and by using startup weekend prize, we registered the company, then applied for ilab Germinate 8 program and got selected as one of 5 teams. later on we decided to shut down the business and currently, while Amin is working as back end developer at Travello, Areej is working as a Business Development Associate for gemaker.”

Feb
22
Fri
Techstars Startup Weekend Perth #13 @ Spacecubed
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style. It’s about pitching, business model creation, coding, designing and market validation all in a friendly and supportive team environment.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas. All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome – remember that the sky is the limit!

How does it work?

We’re mashing the geeks with entrepreneurs and everyone in between, and locking them in a building together for a weekend, pouring in a heap of caffeine and free food, to see what new ideas come out the other end. This 54-hour event brings together creatives, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley style.

It is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new projects in 54 hours.

Who can attend?

Anyone. Whether you’re 8 or 88, a painter, actor, software engineer, writer, graphic designer, geek, entrepreneur, photographer, musician, programmer, museum curator, or startup specialist. Whether you have an idea, or have no idea. Everyone is welcome.

What you will get out of it

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered citizens who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures or products. Whether participants found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, find a creative collaborator, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to have a heap of fun, and to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Learn more and see how the event runs at https://startupweekend.org/

Feb
27
Wed
INTRIGUE 2019
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

INTRIGUE 2019

 

An interactive and global annual marketing/advertising event that is a great platform for client side marketers, global brand advertisers, advertising technology providers, digital agencies, online publishers, portals and media professionals. Intrigue Summits are organised in many of the world’s most prominent cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Delhi, London, Melbourne, Sydney and many more.

It is a unique conference + exhibition which will have many of the finest speakers from Melbourne and the surrounding cities with an intriguing agenda covering the latest trends in marketing and advertising technologies. The event aims to bring together the best minds in marketing under one roof so that they can discuss the latest trends and problems in marketing (virtually all aspects including SEO, SEM, AI, Email, Video, Mobile Marketing, Market Research, Automation and other topics), debate and find solutions. The summit will include keynotes from few of the finest speakers in the region, panel discussions by speakers who have been there done that and the exciting part is that it is a very interactive event where the audience also takes part by not just asking questions, but also answering them. It’s a fun environment with some very serious education being spread all over. Come experience a digital marketing event like no other. Register Now.

Women Who Code – Brisbane @ ThoughtWorks
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Meetup

 

Details

6pm: Networking, food and drinks

6.30pm: Announcements

6.40pm: Main event

Mar
1
Fri
Friday Night Startup
Mar 1 @ 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: http://goo.gl/cBvNrc You’ll find us through this door!

Mar
12
Tue
Ad-tech @ The Hilton
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm

ad:tech 2019

 

ad:tech Sydney is a two-day conference & exhibition that has been constantly evolving since arriving in Australia in 2007, and now proudly ranks as Australia’s premier event for helping marketers market smarter in a digital world. Part of what makes ad:tech so valuable is our 3 core pillars of LEARN, NETWORK, PLAY.

LEARN FROM THE BIGGEST BRANDS & BEST SPEAKERS

ad:tech is the ‘go to’ event for discovering what trends are changing the landscape, and for uncovering the latest tactics that will help you compete. With events across the world, ad:tech’s network means our speaker access is unparalleled. We’re famous for putting the biggest names and brightest minds on stage. In the last few years this included PwC, Sir Ray Avery, IAG, Unilever, AMP, New York Times, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Tesla, Volvo, ABInBev and UBER to name a few.

NETWORK WITH PEOPLE WHO MATTER

ad:tech is the premium event in Australia for meeting the ‘who’s who’ of digital, giving you the chance to form lasting relationships with industry peers and partners. ad:tech provides a variety of structured and informal networking opportunities to bring together the industries best and brightest from brands, agencies, vendors and publisher side, all facilitated via our industry leading event app and program.

Register Now

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