Something Digital 2020: The Rebel Edition
It's 2020. Things are a little bit different. 

We are living in a BRAVE new world. One which is unpredictable, uncontrollable and a little bit crazy. 
So, in order to fit in, we’ve thrown out the rule book.

This October, Something Digital is going rogue and running as a hybrid festival.
Part In-Person. Part Online.
About the Festival.
Designed from the ground up as a hybrid festival, this year, Something Digital will run both In-Person and Online.

The In-Person activations will run in multiple venues across Brisbane, enabling our digital community to meet, engage and collaborate. 

The Online experience will run via our virtual hub. Curated content will be streamed live and sessions will be interactive. You will also have networking tools allowing you to connect virtually with the other Something Digital attendees + partners.

Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd October

  • 3 days of curated content run across 2+ venues
  • 16 content blocks and over 40 sessions giving us the opportunity focus on topics which are essential for business to succeed in a post pandemic world
  • Workshops and masterclasses to really sink your teeth into select topics
  • Networking opportunities... because we all miss those serendipitous connections with people we didn't know we needed to meet

Friday 23rd October

Open Studios: On the final day of the festival, local Brisbane businesses have the opportunity to throw open their doors to the wider community, showcasing their projects, services and digital aptitude. Learn more >>

The Something School:
Giving high school students from across Brisbane the opportunity to join us for an immersive and inspirational day focused on all things digital innovation. Learn more >>

Tickets Available Now

The hybrid festival design means that we have two ticket types available:

In-Person + Online >> $399
Online Only >> $199

Group discounts available. Full pricing and inclusion details can be found here
An outstanding speaker lineup.
We've searched high and low for some of the greatest thought leaders, mischief makers and digital legends to join us in creating Something Digital for Queensland!

Our lineup currently includes 5 international speakers + 71 local and interstate legends (with more to come) including:
Bryony Cole
CEO
Future of Sex
Chris Dowsett
Head of Decision Science and Analytics
Instagram

Davey Gibian
Founding team - Strategy and Growth Cofounder
Calypso AI

Mazzy Cameron
Global Director - People and Organizational Development
eBay and Stubhub

Juan Ortiz Freuler
 Affiliate
Berkman Klein Center

3 Program Streams.
For 2020, the curated program has been extended to three full days giving us the opportunity to dive deeper into those aspects of digital innovation that are critical in our post pandemic digital world. The content will focus on 3 key streams:  

Growth

Leveraging digital innovation to enable organisations to gain operational efficiencies, increase ROI and improve customer experiences.

Deep Geek

Navigating the power and implications of the technologies powering our digital world.

Digital Humanity

Strengthening the human element which is driving all our digital innovations - starting with ourselves, our employees, our customers and our communities.
2020 Theme. A BRAVE new world.
2020 will forever go down in history as ’that year’. The year when the world as we knew it came tumbling down. When we dealt with bushfires, pandemics, political instability and ongoing uncertainty but rose through it with a renewed sense of what it means to be human to be together.

In adversity lies opportunity. Opportunities to do things that we might have not necessarily done in a ’normal’ world. To take risks. To grow in ways we never thought possible.

2020 is giving us the freedom to be rebels in a BRAVE new world.

A world which is more reliant on digital innovation today, than it was six months ago. 

From digital acceleration to workforce augmentation; social innovation to data accessibility; digital manufacturing to supply chain reinvention - there are solutions, efficiencies and returns for everyone to thrive on.

The call is to end this year with a bang. To hold onto our rebel status and thrive in a BRAVE new world. To amplify our digital capabilities and to celebrate the incredible people that make up Queensland’s digital ecosystem.

It’s 2020. Things are a little bit different. 
Join us as a partner.
We are inviting leading organisations who value digital innovation to help us shape Something Digital in 2020.

If you are interested in participating as a partner, sponsor, open studio host or have some other interesting idea to float past us please do get in touch.

We are always keen to find new ways to create mischief with our finest and brightest!
I found so much value in Something Digital! It's a great day with cutting-edge speakers, interesting topics and like-minded individuals to network with. Would recommend to anyone working in the digital space or just wanting to gain some more industry knowledge!

Kaitlyn Black, QPAC
Infinitely inspirational, thought-provoking discussions for everyone in the digital landscape.

Gareth Mason, Australian Web Industry Association
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. We need more of this.

Penny Massey, AECOM
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 brought in several excellent speakers who challenged and inspired me to think differently about our company's ongoing transformation into digital processes and automation.

Preston Lee, Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering Australia