Speakers including 4 internationals keynotes
Partners inc collaborators, sponsors + community partners
Sessions throughout the day
Sold out warm up events
On October 24, over 500 of Brisbane's finest digital people descended upon the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Something Digital, the flagship conference of Something Digital Festival. 

With a theme of Power to the People, attendees explored how the human experience is central to our digital conversations, whether we are talking about algorithmic bias, ethics, smart cities, operational efficiencies, customer experiences, digital wellness or automation.

Whether you are talking about customers, or employees or society in general - ‘people’ are powering our digital innovations and you know what? People want their digital power back!​

People want to take back control of their digital personas and the impact tech is having on their lives. People want input into the big digital decisions that will shape our future. People also want to hold onto the conveniences that digital has given us.

It's a big ask. But it is possible. And we have the power to make it happen. 

Event at a glance

Built as a collaborative initiative, Something Digital is designed to challenge and support the entire digital ecosystem from startups and small businesses to government & enterprise.

The 2019 festival featured: 
  • Four international keynote speakers + 32 local and interstate legends. Check out our speakers hall of fame.
  • Two stages of mind blowing sessions.
  • A swath of activity beyond the stage including:
    • Masterclasses
    • A digital showcase
    • A demo lounge
    • Rent-a-guru
  • Plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate.
  • A digital hangover to remember.

Missed the action? Check out the highlights

And what some of our attendees had to say ...

Something Digital certainly got the synapses snapping - inspiring, thought-provoking and ideas-generating. Also, a great opportunity to form human connection with other digital gurus.
Jenny Mitchell, TAFE Queensland
Something Digital is an action-packed day! I loved that the sessions are short and sharp and leave you with enough to be inspired but also wanting more ... which is great because the breaks were a fantastic chance to catch your favourite speaker!
Emily Philip, Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Something Digital is a fantastic way to engage with the best of Brisbane's tech community. There is something for everyone, and I can't wait to go back next year. 
Dom Michael, Brisbane City Council
The team at Something Digital are real alchemists. The whole event was a well-balanced fusion of thought leadership right here in Brisbane.
Stewart Jones, TechPath
Something Digital was the best tech festival I've been to.The speakers went beyond the surface of digital topics and dived into big discussions. The conversation was centred around looking up from the tech and recognising the human element, the connectedness and ethics behind the products we build and use. We need more of this. 
Penny Massey, AECOM
Something Digital gives you access to the thought leaders of the digital world, and a great way to interact with Brisbane's community of digital professionals.
George Hickey, QUT Graduate School of Business