AWISE 2020

Reflect, Adapt, Thrive


Join us on Thursday 3rd September @ 10:30am for the

AWISE 2020 Program Launch and Optimism Cafe Session 

with Victor (The Optimism Man) Perton and his panel of guests

AWISE - Innovation Summit & EXPO

The AWISE Innovation Summit & EXPO is run annually in North East Victoria to explore, celebrate, and learn about advancements in Innovation locally, nationally, and globally. This year we looked at how these advancements are impacting society and how we can embrace them for an optimistic and positive future.

In 2020 - due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Victorian State of Emergency/Disaster - we are changing things up and instead of delivering an action packed day of activities we're planning to deliver a series of webinars and workshops online throughout September and October

AWISE 2020 Sponsors

The line up of AWISE 2020 events, speakers, and workshops has been made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors

2019 Innovation Summit

In 2019 the Innovation Summit & EXPO was rebranded to AWISE (or The Albury-Wodonga Innovation Summit & EXPO). The AWISE event was held at The Cube in Wodonga on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

Thanks to all the partners, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and of course attendees that made the 2019 event possible and a special thanks to Victor Perton (The Optimism Man) for providing his uplifting master of ceremonies services and asking us all….what makes you optimistic?

For more information on this year’s event check out the Event Wrap page.

The Optimism Man

In light of the COVID19 pandemic, we’re having the 2019 recap video remastered in preparation for our 2020 Virtual Summit.

2018 Innovation Summit

The 2018 Innovation Summit & EXPO was held in Wodonga on Friday 7th September 2018. The day comprised a workshop delivered by Google in the morning followed by an afternoon Innovation Summit which included presentations on Innovation in Energy, the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality, Recruiting and Retaining Talent in the Modern Workforce and more.

Above is a brief recap video of the 2018 Innovation Summit & EXPO hosted in Wodonga on 7th September 2018

2017 Innovation Summit

The 2017 Innovation Summit & EXPO was held in Benalla on Thursday 31st August 2017. The day comprised a think tank of regional co-working followed by an afternoon workshop delivered by Google and an evening Innovation Summit which included presentations on Innovation in Energy, Building an Innovation Culture, Innovation Coworking, Retail Marketing, Digital Marketing and more.

Above is a brief recap video of the 2017 Innovation Summit & EXPO hosted in Benalla on 31st August 2017

AWISE is run as part of the North East Digital Innovation Festival (NEDIF). 2020 marked was the 4th annual NEDIF and which ran from Friday 23rd August to Friday 6th September to coincide with the Victorian Governments DIF (Digital Innovation Festival)

For more information about NEDIF and the other events running during the festival please visit the NEDIF websiteIf you have any queries about this event or the NEDIF program please contact Regional Business Hubs or drop in to TheHUB Wodonga.

Want to participate in future events as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor. Please get in touch and we’ll be pleased to keep you in the loop regarding upcoming opportunities to engage in the region