A focus on a competitive, digital future for Australia

Posted by Helen Hollins on 11 April 2016

Innovation. Disruption. Digital literacy. Ideas boom. What do they all mean? How do they translate to economic prosperity? What impact will they have on Australia’s digital future?

This year at the Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) we will unpack the buzzwords and identify tangible opportunities and outcomes that can give Australia a competitive edge in the Internet and wider tech community.

The annual auIGF provides a platform for all Internet users to debate the important issues from the previous 12 months and the year ahead. Each year we draw up a suggested list of relevant topics to cover in the auIGF’s plenary sessions.

The proposed topics for 2016 include:

  • Introducing girls early to the benefits of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) from primary school up
  • Internet of Things (IoT) - What’s now? What’s the future? Focusing on sustainability and health initiatives
  • National Year of Digital Inclusion – who and how?
  • What’s true innovation? Looking beyond the buzzwords


This year’s event will be held at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne on 11 & 12 October 2016.

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About the auIGF 
The auIGF is the one event a year where individuals, community groups, industry leaders, government representatives, academics, students, media – all Internet users – gather to discuss Internet-related issues in Australia. We welcome everyone’s active contribution at this open, apolitical forum. 

Developed by auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd), the auIGF provides a unique opportunity for all who use the Internet in Australia to share ideas and experiences, discuss Internet-related policy, identify issues and engage with each other in a multi-stakeholder forum. 

The outcomes of discussions and debates at the 2016 auIGF will inform Australian participation on an international stage, at the Global IGF 6-9 December 2016, in Mexico. This is your chance to help engage, shape and grow the Internet in Australia.

Tickets are available now go to here and register. This year the numbers will be limited due to over crowding in some rooms last year, so don’t delay. Worth noting auDA members are entitled to a free ticket to this event.

For the latest updates over the coming months, follow us on Twitter @auigf #auigf or send us an email at auigf@auda.org.au