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. In 2021, due to Victorian CoVID-19 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 we returned in 2022 by delivering a number of face to face events including our Innovation Round Table event on the 15th September 2022. The Innovation Round Table event brought together key stakeholders in the community from local government, universities, not for profits, and industry took at Innovation and Digital Literacy in the region to identify challenges and opportunities.
AWISE 2022 - Innovation Round Table
Tackling Innovation & Digital Literacy
At the Innovation Round Table event for 2022, which was hosted in Wodonga on Thursday 15th Sept, we explored not only Innovation but also Digital Literacy and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of the region in the next couple of years. With over 30 stakeholders across universities, TAFEs, local government, health, and industry, we listend to Ilena Young from Startup Shakeup and discussed what the region needs to help shape the AWISE 2023 program.
AWISE 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