On the first day of the festival we will run two intimate invite-only roundtables which will bring together participants from all corners of QLD's Digital Innovation ecosystem to foster growth and thought leadership. 

Roundtables will also provide the opportunity to bring together different members of our community to solve challenges that currently exist and amplify the solutions and activities which are already in play in the market.

Bridging the Digital Divide [Powered by nbn]

Monday October 18 | 8.30am to 12.00pm | The Grove, 480 Queen St, Brisbane
Australia should not have a digital divide. We have the resources to truly create an inclusive society, however many are left behind due to connectivity challenges, intergenerational gaps, financial struggles, policy barriers, accessibility issues and insensitivities towards the realities of many in our communities.

This roundtable is an opportunity for industry, government, not for profits and community leaders to come together to amplify already existing initiatives and create new solutions around key gaps.

The goal is to answer the question: How might industry collaborate with government, not for profits and communities to bridge the digital divide and create a more inclusive digital world?

Part education, part design thinking workshop and part networking activity, Something Digital's 'Bridging the divide' roundtable is a chance to further progress one of our country's biggest digital challenge.
This roundtable is by invite only, however, we have limited spots reserved for our wider community. 

Speakers and moderators.

Sheryl Batchelor
Founder & Director
Yiliyapinya
Indigenous Corporation
Scott Brown
Director, Research and Advice
Queensland Council of Social Service
Louise Denoon
Executive Director, Public Libraries and Engagement
State Library of Queensland
Bernadette Hyland-Wood
UQ Global Change Scholar
University of Queensland
Cat Matson
Manager, Economic & Community Development Ipswich City Council 
Rachael McIntyre
General Manager, Community & Stakeholder
NBN Co  
Marcello
Massi 
Stakeholder and Community Manager - State Corporate Affairs
NBN Co
Kim Osman
Senior Research Associate
Digital Media Research Centre, QUT
Sophie Walker
Executive Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Qld
NBN Co
Leesa Watego
Managing Director Iscariot Media

Founders for Founders [Powered by River City Labs]

Monday October 18 | 12.00pm to 5.30pm | The Grove, 480 Queen St, Brisbane
River City Labs and Something Digital are excited to host Founders for Founders Round Tables on the first day of the Festival.

Up to 40 Tech Startup Founders with a Product in market will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with other Founders on their current progress, challenges and opportunities.

The day will start with networking over lunch together with Industry professionals from the morning roundtable (see above). We will then break off into roundtable sessions where you get to collaborate with likeminded Founders on Topics most important to you.

We will top off the afternoon with Networking and Drinks.

If you would like to be part of the Founder for Founder Round Tables, express your interest here.

We will then be in touch with you post close date to let you know more details should you be invited to attend.

EOI Close date: COB Monday 11th October 2021. If you have any other questions please email us at info@rivercitylabs.net.