25 people from a range of industries, community groups and abilities came together for the Digital Inclusion & Tech for Good Workshop as part of the Digital Innovation Festival thanks to the Victorian Government.
Amanda Aldous, Coordinator of Wangaratta’s NEW Digital Hub opened the evening with an introduction of what role the Hub is able to offer locals.
Event organiser, Sally Rodgers of Digital Gold welcomed everyone for their attendance expressed how fortunate the Wangaratta community is to have this new space available and for allowing us to use. A special thank you to the Victorian Government and team behind the Digital Innovation Festival and Margot Ingoldy, Strategic Technology Partnerships | Jobs, Innovation & Business Engagement Group | Manager of Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions for her attendance. For without whom , the event would not be possible.
David Spriggs, CEO of InfoExchange and Chair of Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance shared a prerecorded message of support and the importance that digital inclusion has on a regional community like Wangaratta.
For those unable to attend, below are some photos, slides and list of supporters, presenters and links to their relevant organisations for your information. The event highlighted just how much support is already out there for everyone to improve their lives through digital. We as a community will continue to work together to help those currently find digital inaccessible, unaffordable or beyond their ability.
Thank you to all our fabulous speakers
Innovation – Start Ups
Emma Jones – Start Up Shake Up North East Victoria
Coworking – Collaborative Shared Spaces
Rohan Latimer – Jewellers CooWorking & Tech Hub
Small Business – Home Based Mumpreneur
Emma Avery – Cloth Baby
Ageing Population – Older People
Community Impact – Social Change and Fundraising
Sarah Thompson – Into Our Hands Community Foundation
Anne Shaw, Maree Timms, DTAC
Thank you also to Kylee Cleal who helped out on the evening with welcoming guests, catering arrangements and photographs on the evening.