Go Digi Darwin Pop Up Festival: 1-3 September

The next Go Digi Pop-Up Festival is heading to Darwin! From 1 – 3rd September, community organisations across Darwin are running digital learning events.

The Go Digi Pop Up Festival is run as part of the National Year of Digital Inclusion. The Go Digi goal is to help 300,000 Australians improve their digital skills and online confidence and these Pop-Up Festivals are a great way for the community share their digital knowledge. Pop Up Festivals have already been run in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia with great success.

With support from local Go Digi Network Partners, the Darwin Go Digi Pop Up Festival will give the community an opportunity to learn about everything from basic internet skills to 3D printing and even Pokemon Go!

Also taking place during the Go Digi Pop Up Festival, is our Conversation Forum ‘Sharing Community Stories – Digital Darwin’ including a free screening of the documentary ‘Cyber Seniors’.

For more information on events, see the program below and click on the links for further details.

Go Digi Conversation Forum, Friday 2 September

Sharing Community Stories – Digital Darwin  

An opportunity to hear from Darwin leaders in technology and community. Presentations will be followed by free screening of the documentary ‘Cyber Seniors’, followed by a Q&A panel.

Presenters include

  • Aaron McMahon, Slim Digital
  • Anja Tait, Northern Territory Library
  • Will Tinapple, ABC Open
  • Christian Ramilo, Darwin Community Arts
  • Lisa Fletcher, Infoxchange’s Go Digi

Panels include:

  • David Murtagh, AMSANT
  • Johanna Funk, CDU
  • Caddie Brain, Wikiclub NT

Event details:

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the NT – Theatrette
  • 19 Conacher St, Darwin City
  • Friday 2 September
  • 2 - 4.30pm

Book here to attend


Social media for not-for-profits 

Run by SLiM Digital

Learn cost effective, digital marketing tips on how to retain support, gain new members and help your organisation stand out. Finger food provided.

Event details:

  • Char Restaurant
  • 5.15 – 6.30pm


Introduction to social media

Covering the basics on popular social media channels. You'll be connecting with family and friends in no time.

Event details and bookings:


i-Med and i-Vet: Delivering tele-medicine and tele-veterinary services to remote areas in Northern Australia and Indonesia

Run By Charles Darwin University

This event will be presented by David Murtagh, Dr. Sue Samuelsson and Dr. Samantha McMahon

Event details and bookings:

  • Northern Institute - Yellow Building 1, Level 2 Room 48 
  • Ellengowan Dr Casuarina NT 0810
  • 10:30 - 11:30am
  • 08 8946 7651/ [email protected] 

Get snappy - sea and sand photo walk

Run by ABC Open

Learn more about Instagram and digital photography on a photo walk at the beach.

Event details:

Pokemon know

Find out what all the fuss is about Pokemon Go. Learn how to get started, share tips and strategies with other trainers.Parents find out what you want to know about the game and how to stay safe while playing.

Event details:

  • Darwin City Library
  • Harry Chan Avenue, Civic Centre
  • 5 – 6pm

Robotics and LEGO

Come along and build something lego-tastic. For young people, and the young at heart.

Event details:

  • Casuarina Library
  • 17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina
  • 3.30- 5:30pm


Digital drop-in

Get help with your computer, eReader and other digital devices.

Event details:

  • Casuarina Library
  • 17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina
  • 9 – 12pm

3D printer demonstration

Find out how 3D printers work. What they can do now?  And what may be possible in the future?

Event details:

  • Nightcliff Library
  • Pavonia Place, Nightcliff
  • 10 - 11:00am

Skills for safe internet use

Run by Melaleuca Refugee Centre in partnership with the Industry Skills Advisory Council, NT

For clients of refugee and specific language groups this workshop explores how to use the internet for searching of information and social interaction whilst maintaining the safety of users.

Delivered with support from cultural workers to support both learning and skills.

Event and booking details:

  • Contact Melaleuca Refugee Centre for venue details
  • 10am - 2pm 
  • 08 8985 3311 (ask to speak to Issa Yusuf) / [email protected]

If you're in Darwin and would like to take part in a digital learning event near you, visit the National Year of Digital Inclusion online event calendar or contact us at [email protected]