National Year of Digital Inclusion events come to Sydney

In conjunction with Digi House, Go Digi is heading to Sydney and will feature a National Conversation Forum, a Digital Inclusion Expo and Pop-Up Festival. These three events are designed to spark ideas around digital inclusion in Sydney and showcase some of the great work which is happening in the area.

Go Digi is run in partnership with Infoxchange and Australia Post. Digi House is delivered by Infoxchange with support from Google.

Both Go Digi and Digi House aim to support people to build their digital literacy, with Digi House focusing on the digital literacy needs of social housing residents.

Innovation and equity: creating a society where everyone can innovate

Can you have innovation if you don’t have equity? Our desire to be innovative drives development in technology, but what does that mean for the 3.5 million Australians who are on the wrong side of the digital divide? How do we make sure everyone can innovate?

Join us in this all day event as we delve into these questions with an impressive line up of speakers from the corporate, government and not-for-profit sector. Sessions include:  

  • A digitally enabled and innovative Australia.  

Hear from Ishtar Vij - Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Australia and New Zealand, Google &  Nancie-Lee Robinson - General Manager - Digital Inclusion, Telstra on what a digitally enabled Australia looks like and how we are going to get there 

  • Innovation IT and CALD communities  

Hear from Pino Migliorino - Chair and Managing Director, Cultural Perspectives Group on what technological innovation means for CALD communities 

Get involved in the discussion with our Panel Sessions on Digital Literacy in Social Housing, Digital Families, Innovation in local communities and Innovation for all through accessible technology.

Digital Inclusion Expo

The Digital Inclusion Expo will be held in tandem with the Conversation Forum. At the expo participants can take part in digital inclusion activities and hands-on learning - take a ‘Digital Inclusion’ Selfie, or share your ‘Digi Confession’.

  • Atrium, Australia Technology Park, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh, NSW
  • Wednesday 16th November
  • 9am – 5pm

To register your interest in a free stand at the Digital Inclusion Expo, contact the Go Digi team at [email protected]

Sydney Pop-Up Festival (14-18 November)

The Go Digi Sydney Pop-Up Festivals will feature a number of great events  run by our local Network Partners designed to help people improve their digital skills and online confidence. 

Willoughby City Council

Go Digi on the concourse
Drop by to learn more about technology, as well as how to access Go Digi learning guides and free digital literacy programs in the Willoughby area.
Monday 14 November
11:00am – 3:00pm, The Concourse, Chatswood

Technology for seniors
Discover some must have mobile apps for Seniors - apps to help keep in touch, stay healthy and have fun.
Tuesday 15 November, 10:00am - 11:30am
Auditorium, Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood

Plan your trip online
Discover useful online resources to plan your next adventure
Tuesday 15 November, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
West Chatswood Library, Lane Cove

Use Chinese Scripts to search the internet – Mandarin
Learn how to use Chinese scripts to search the Internet.
Wednesday, 16 November, 10:30am - 11:30am
Chatswood Library, Chatswood

Use Chinese Scripts to search the internet – Cantonese  
Learn how to use Chinese scripts to search the Internet.
Wednesday 16 November, 9:00am - 10:00am
Chatswood Library, Chatswood

Researching your family history online
Learn how to use and other resources.
Thursday 17 November, 10:00am - 11:30am
Chatswood Library, Chatswood

Video editing workshop
Improve your videos presentations using free apps for smart phones and tablets.
Thursday 17 November, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Mosaic Multicultural Centre, Chatswood

Introduction to social media
A hands-on introduction to a variety of social media platforms.
Thursday 17 November, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Artarmon Library, Artarmon

Social Media apps and more
Learn how to download and manage free mobile apps, whilst protecting your privacy.  
Thursday 17 November, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Northbridge Library, Northbridge

Join us for a cuppa at iTea, bring your device and questions & try new technology.
Friday 18 November, 10:00am - 11:30pm
Willoughby Room, Chatswood Library