The Something School.

Join us for the Something School 2024

As creators of the digital economy it is our responsibility to nurture the young people who will
shape tomorrow’s digital ecosystem. That’s why we created The Something School, our key youth activation which runs as part of Something Fest.

Delivered in partnership with BOP Industries, the Something School inspires high school students
to harness digital innovation and make a positive impact on their lives, work, and communities.

In 2024, The Something School expands to offer two exciting ways to participate:

Something Digital Youth Delegates.

Experience the forefront of digital innovation with a limited-edition Youth Delegate ticket to Something Digital’s Tuesday or Wednesday sessions.

Event at a glance.

Date: Tue 27th August or Wed 28th August
Time: 8am to 4pm
Location: The Tivoli + Surrounding
Venues: (King Street, Bowen Hills)
Cost: Free

Immerse yourself in our ecosystem – attend cutting-edge sessions and masterclasses, network with industry leaders, and learn from our incredible speakers including: 

  • Brittany Brown, Director of Digital & Technology Division, NASA
  • Kathryn Hymes, Director of Product and Innovation, Doctors Without Borders
  • Yao Ding, Accessibility Research Lead, Meta

Who should attend.

Something Digital youth tickets are ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the digital or innovation spaces (or maybe you are curious to explore what this might look like).

How the day will flow.

Start the day over donuts with the BOP team as you settle in and get the lay of the land and overview of how the day will flow.

If you are attending with your teacher you will be guided by them through the day, or if you are attending solo you will be allocated a BOP mentor who be right by your side throughout as you navigate all the Somethings. 


  • High school students aged 15-18 years old are eligible to apply to attend.
  • You may apply to attend as an individual attendee, or a school group (3 students + 1 teacher).

Application Process.

  • Attending Something Digital as a youth delegate is a unique opportunity and places are exceptionally limited each day.
  • With this in mind we will be inviting interested individuals or groups to apply for these tickets.
  • Applications close 30th May.
  • Successful applicants to be notified by 14th June.

The Something School Breakfast.

Join us for a light breakfast and some networking before our digital power hour on the Thursday of the Something Digital week.

Keynote speaker Brittany Brown, Director of Digital & 
Technology at NASA, will blast off your morning, followed by an electrifying industry panel exploring the Future of Work.

This is one morning worth setting your alarm for.

Event at a glance.

Date: Thu 29th August
Time: 7.30am to 9am
Location: Stair Stadium @ The Precinct Level 2, 155 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free

Who should attend.

Anyone who is curious about digital or innovation and what that might look like for them after they have finished school.

How the morning will flow.

  • Registration and donuts from 7.30am.
  • Digital power hour from 8am including:
    • Welcome from the Something School Team.
    • Keynote address from Brittany Brown, NASA.
    • Future of Work Panel.
    • Questions from the audience.
    • Event close (and back to school).


  • High school students (must be accompanied by a
    teacher or guardian).
  • Teachers chaperoning groups of high school students.
  • Parents/carers chaperoning high school students.

Note: Due to expected event popularity, we are unable to accept registrations from adults who are not accompanying a young person.


Registration is free but places are strictly limited.

2024 Event at a Glance

Date: Thursday August 29
Time: 9am to 2.30pm (Arrival + registration from 8.30am)

Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane, 4101

Questions: Drop us a line on or call 07 3666 0924

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