Digital Innovation Festival

The Digital Innovation Festival (26 August to 9 September) features events across Melbourne.

The Digital Innovation Festival brings together students, entrepreneurs, industry and government to highlight how innovative use of digital technology have a real, positive impact on the way we live. See the calendar of events for a complete list of what's on offer; here are a few highlights:

Friday 26 August 2016
Researcher@Library hack day for social good

Part of Researcher@Library Week, come along and explore, visualise, map and connect social data from library and government. There is no cost to enter, but places are limited; the deadline for registration is 20 August 2016 (details).

Wednesday 31 August 2016
Digital Tech and the Future of Mental Healthcare

In this breakfast event, a panel of mental health advocates will discuss how digital technology can play a positive role by helping to transform mental healthcare (details).

Monday 5 September 2016
Melbourne's Digital Changemakers

Hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Melbourne School of Government, this panel discussion will examine how digital technology can deliver social impact and address "wicked policy" (details).

Tuesday 6 September 2016
Pearcey Oration

An annual event, the Pearcey Oration provides an eminent Australian with a platform to reflect on how the introduction of new technology impacts on contemporary issues in Australian society (details).

Friday 9 September 2016
Big Data Eats Strategy for Breakfast

La Trobe University is hosting a breakfast panel discussion that will look at the key challenges for data science and data analytics, and highlight how industry is seeking to improve the use of data to inform decision-making (details).