Building a AWISE World
Welcome to the home of the Albury-Wodonga Innovation Summit & EXPO (AWISE). Since 2017 we’ve been exploring and celebrating annually Innovation and the impact and opportunity it presents to Regional Australia.
At AWISE 2020 we looked at how through the use of Optimism and Innovation we can as a community Reflect, Adapt, and Thrive post 2019/2020 Bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this as delivered as an online online event.
Last year due to last minute Victorian lockdowns our planned return to a face to face event was sadly – like so many other events – cancelled at the last minute. Australians, particularly in regional communities are a resilient bunch so whilst we were set back we’re looking to return in 2022.
Nature and Government constraints permitting we’re planning to deliver the 2022 the program in a Hybrid format so we can reach people further afield but also deliver on the great community building benefit that face-to-face sessions provide the local community.
Final 2020 Session - Wednesday 9th December
Why Digital matters more than ever
As our final session for 2020, our guest speaker Andrew Charitou looked at how digital has changed, and continues to change, the opportunity for transformation in Australian business. He will also provided an overview of the recently announced NBN Business Fibre initiative and the opportunities it presents, particularly to regional businesses.
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On Thursday 3rd September, as part of a launch for the AWISE 2020, “The Optimism Man” himself, Victor Perton, lead a panel on a stimulating and uplifting look at how we can all spring into the new season, embrace optimism, and start innovating for a better future.
We were pleased to welcome Scott OBrien to the virtual AWISE stage on the 2nd December. The above video was a quick interview with Scott ahead of the session where we asked what makes Scott Optimistic? Visit here for the session recording