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.

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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
Sep
26
Tue
Building Connected and Engaging Partnerships @ Loft West End
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Trends are beginning to show integrated strategic partnerships may be the difference between thriving and surviving in the next 5 years.

Partnerships are the forgotten dark horse, usually mistaken for a highly effective sponsorship arrangement. A well executed integrated strategic partnership blurs the lines between the two, creating disruption in the market and successfully servicing the consumer’s experiential needs.

Building partnerships is an ‘all-in’ organisation activity, an effective partnership touches every aspect of the organisation – brand penetration, consumer engagement, operations and administration.

Join us for networking and a panel discussion to find out why, how and the benefits of Building Connected and Engaging Partnerships.

Oct
11
Wed
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry!
Oct
14
Sat
Fenders – GSD Day @ Meerkats
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come along and take some time to work on your own projects, learn new things and talk to others in the web industry. Held on the 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. Come along for the full day, a half day or just for a couple of hours and work on your own projects or ask any questions you may have. Schedule of Day 10am – Quick meet and greet and get set up 12pm – Lunch 1pm – Back to work 4pm – End of day
Oct
17
Tue
Perth Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design @ Dome Cafe
Oct 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Accessibility catchup and breakfast

for web practitioners and other professionals who are practicing or intending to practice in the area of web accessibility and inclusive design practices. The aim of this group is to provide an open and welcoming face to face forum for accessibility or inclusive design professionals in the digital space.

Nov
8
Wed
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry!
Nov
9
Thu
Web Directions – Summit 2017 @ Australian Technology Park
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm
Why Web Directions Summit? Our field is constantly changing, where last year’s cutting edge is this year commonplace, and today’s best practice is tomorrow’s old hat. For well over a decade, we’ve tracked practices, patterns and technologies to keep our audience up to date. Web Directions Summit brings together the whole team, with two curated tracks, one focussed on development and engineering, one focussed on design. For well over a decade we’ve brought together the finest minds at the intersection of technology and design, in at atmosphere unlike any other.
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2017 Judges Announcement 19September -  
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