Are you into design and digital? Then you’ll dig this!

This week we welcome the launch of the inaugural DiG Festival - Newcastle’s answer to SXSW. We’re very excited to be attending and especially about what the festival will do for the Newcastle region.

Are you into design and digital? Then you’ll dig this!

DiG Festival organisers Tracy McKelligott, Steph Hinds and Craig Wilson.

The DiG Festival, which stands for “Design”, “Interactive” and “Green-tech” is a two-day conference based in Newcastle NSW. It was created by 3 local tech enthusiasts who wanted to bring the vibrancy of the SXSW Festival to Australia, and if you know anything about SXSW you’ll know that is a grand plan indeed.

Here's what the organisers say about DiG:

“The Australasian DiG Festival and Conference will feature a series of keynote presentations, panels, performances and workshops lead by international, national and local industry leaders. There will be a strong emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical business.”

Loads of content for design and digital enthusiasts

The list of speakers for the two days is impressive to say the least. Here a just a few of the sessions that we’re looking forward to:

A great place for start-ups

Newcastle is rapidly becoming a well-known tech-hub thanks largely to local organisations and initiatives such as the DiG Festival. A large portion of the workshops and presentations at the conference either focus on start-up related content, or are presented by founders of successful start-ups themselves. Some of these presenters include representatives from Xero, Vend, Deputy and WorkflowMax.

The local start-up scene is being represented by Craig Lambert and Trent Bagnall from Slingshot (Newcastle’s first start-up accelerator), who are conducting a workshop entitled “What VC’s want to see”. They're also hosting a $30,000 pitch competition that runs across both days!

If that’s not enough, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), in conjunction with the University of Newcastle, will be running a smaller version of their “Open Innovation” competition. Teams of 3 to 5 will be asked to solve the problem “How can the University of Newcastle provide value to the business community?”. The winning team will receive a $15,000 grant towards their start-up idea. For more information and to register, visit the PwC #PCInnovate website.

We’re taking the whole crew - so can you!

DiG Festival organiser Steph Hinds, loves us and the local industry so much that she has given us a promo code for half-off a two-day ticket!

$199 for a two-day digital conference right here in Newcastle was just too good an offer for us to pass up so we decided to take our whole staff along. For that price, I'd encourage anyone in the local industry, particularly employers, to do the same.

Here's where to go to buy your tickets: Get Tickets

Get amongst it

The inaugural DiG Festival runs this Thursday and Friday, the 3rd and 4th of October. It’s going to be a cracking local event and a huge source of inspiration for local design and digital peeps.

For more info visit the DiG Festival website and follow @DiG_Festival on Twitter.


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