The day started off beautifully at Library at the Dock, an impressive new community hub in Melbourne’s Docklands.
Our aim for the day was to start to develop a Manifesto for Digital Inclusion to sharpen our focus for the National Year of Digital Inclusion and beyond.
Setting the scene we had lightning talks from UK and Australian digital inclusion experts Helen Milner and Brendan Fitzgerald.
This was followed by National Year of Digital Inclusion Champion Brad Howarth leading us bravely through a set of activities.
The first task was to construct a timeline to reflect on our own relationship to the digital world.
With dashings of humour.
Workshop participants were then asked to imagine a future where everyone is empowered to improve their quality of life through technology, as well as practical steps we could all take to help us get there.
There were even a few brave people who shared their personal manifestos for 2016 in front of a camera.
CEO of the Tinder Foundation in the UK Helen Milner is going to email Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.
Stay tuned to the Go Digi blog for more about the outcomes of the Digital Inclusion Manifesto workshops in the next couple of weeks. We will also be asking for your input into the Manifesto soon!
Cheers from the Go Digi Team and thanks to everyone who participated in our first Manifesto Workshop.