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Inside the DIF #7 - DIF2019 Program early release

A taste of DIF2019 & your chance to shine


The Digital Innovation Festival early release DIF2019 Program is now live on the DIFvic Online Event Hub so check it out! To get you interested we've featured some of the highlights of this year's festival below. We're also seeking people to share their stories as part of the DIF Hub program. There's still time to make your DIF so get in touch with the team or join us at the next DIF Mixeron 2 July.

DIF Hub 2019 is back from Mon 2 - Fri 6 Sep

Expressions of interest are sought from interested parties for creative and innovative presentations as part of the Digital Innovation Festival showcase – the DIF Hub. You can get a taste from our wrap video on DIFtv.

Right now we’re calling for 15 event hosts to lead a 90min session of dozens of speakers who want to share their expertise in emerging tech, future jobs and digital inclusion. Thanks to LaunchVic #DIFhub19 will be hosted at the iconic Victorian Innovation Hub, Goods Shed North in Docklands for the 2nd week of DIF.

If you’re interested in host a session or present as a speaker please register your interest via the online form
More information is available on our blog but the key date to note are:
  • Thursday 27 June - First round EOI
  • Tuesday 2 July - Draft program @ DIF Mixer
  • Friday 26 July - Second round EOI
  • Tuesday 6 August - Final program launch @ DIF Mixer


Save the Date for these Featured Events

ASTN presents
Australia Sports Analytics & Technology Conference

Fri 23 Aug - RMIT Capitol

The Australia Sports Analytics & Technology Conference returns as a part of the Australia Sports Technology Week and DIF2019. With over 1,100 attendees in 2018, the Conference is the premier forum for industry professionals and executives interested in the role of data, digital and technology in the Australian and global sports, media and entertainment industry.
IiRNet presents

Emerging Innovation Summit

Mon 26 Aug - Wed 28 Aug
RMIT Capitol Theatre

EIS'19 is a future-shaping event that offers the attendees a rare opportunity to learn with the world’s best innovators and thinkers in rapidly changing world. EIS’19 will bring together an eclectic group of industry, community, and educational leaders and equip them with the knowledge and strategies to be at the forefront of Industry 4.0.
Benalla Rural City Council presents

Future Work Regional Summit

Fri 23 Aug - Benalla

Is the future of work already here?  What should we be doing to prepare and prosper for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Join us for a stimulating sneak peak at the predicted industries and skills required in the future through a regional lens.   We'll discuss the opportunities, innovations and big picture thinking needed to flourish in the 3rd Renaissance. Don't miss the Future Work Regional Summit in beautiful Benalla - gateway to NE Victoria.

ANE presents
Digital AI Summit

Tue 27 Aug - MCEC

Back for the 2nd year the annual Digital AI Summit explores the theme of the current state of Artificial Intelligence and its potential business applications today and in the future. Key areas of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and General AI, the Summit will give attendees a better understanding of what tasks AI can perform today and how AI can be implemented into every organisation.

Food + Wine Victoria presents

Global Table

Tue 3 - Fri 6 Sep
Melbourne Showgrounds

Global Table Australia is a dynamic new business event that connects global industry leaders, innovators, corporates and governments who are committed to transforming the food industry through innovation, investment and trade.
Join us to connect, collaborate and transform the food system towards a more sustainable future. A three-day event delivered in partnership with Seeds&Chips.

Be.Bendigo presents

Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival

Mon 2 - Sun 8 Sep - Bendigo

BIIF is all about accelerating regional growth and prosperity by helping regional businesses better understand, embrace and capitalise on innovation. Bendigo's DIF is a week-long series of events that promote the value of innovation for startups, SMEs, larger corporations, government, education and the community as a whole. We drive the conversation around regional innovation and the week kicks off with a one day symposium. Other highlights: Be.Bendigo Invention + Innovation AwardsFestival of Failure and more...

Book your DIF Mixer tix now

Will we see you at the next DIF Mixer?

2 July @ Goods Shed Nth from 4.30 - 6pm


As we lead up to the festival our monthly DIF Mixer events are a great way to find out more about the festival, meet event partners and explore opportunities. There is still time to be part of this year's festival so if you have been thinking about running an event, got a great story you want to share, or maybe you just want to volunteer - come along! Remember to make sure you've registered your interest so we can invite you to the mixer and the DIFvic Slack Channel. 

Thanks to those who came along to our first DIF Mixer on 4 June. DIF Chief Wrangler, Kelly Hutchinson ran a co-curation workshop where everyone enthusiastically shared their ideas. Special shout out to our DIF Champions Phil Ore from Entrepreneurs & Co. and Taylor Tran from who are cooking up some fantastic events for this year's festival, not just in Melbourne but across the state!


Already an event partner? Thanks for being involved in DIF2019. 
To help get you on board we created the DIFvic Slack channel collabspace to help you connect to others participating in the festival. It's also how we can share partner updates, branding and all the inside tips for making your event a success. If you've not received your invitation please join us and collaborate! 

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