Welcome to The Something School
As creators of the digital economy it is our responsibility to nurture the young people who will shape tomorrow's digital ecosystem.

The Something School will give 50+ high school students from across Brisbane the opportunity to join us for an immersive and inspirational day focused on all things digital and innovation.

The Something School is presented in partnership by Something Digital and BOP Industries, and will run on the final day of Brisbane's Digital Innovation Festival.

Event at a Glance

Date: Friday October 23
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Location: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane

Early Bird: $250 includes 5 students + 1 teacher. Book by July 31.
Full Fee: $300 includes 5 students + 1 teacher. August 1st onwards. 

: Drop us a line on hello@somethingdigital.com.au or call 07 3666 0924

A note on Covid: We will be implementing a Covid safe plan to ensure all students and teachers can enjoy the day in a healthy and safe manner. This will be available in October and will be in line with State and Federal requirements at the time.
Why the Something School is important.
The future of work is changing faster now than ever before. With the latest reports finding that Gen Z are likely to change careers every seven years, it is essential that we prepare them with the 21st century skills necessary to thrive in the workforce of the future.

We are only just over half way through the year and 2020 has already become the year that no-one will ever forget. In addition to a global pandemic that has ground our economy to a halt, we have endured fires and floods, rising global tensions, plan crashes and earthquakes. Our community has been shaken to the core.

However, if there is one thing that a year of global uncertainty has taught us, is the power of digital and the need for digital skills. Even though Gen Z are largely considered to be digital natives, we cannot make the mistake of assuming that they understand the power and importance of digital.

Which is why we are proud to present the Something School as a part of Brisbane’s Digital Innovation Festival. The immersive and inspirational day will focus on all things digital and innovation, practically showing students the opportunities that digital enables for them.   
How the day will run.
The Something School will be facilitated by the teams from Something Digital and BOP Industries. The day will feature talks from industry leaders combined with a range of immersive exercises.

This full day event will be held at The Capital, Brisbane's innovation precinct in Queen Street Mall. The program of the day will be broken into 3 key sections: 

Digital Communities

  • What exactly is digital (and what is it not)?
  • How does digital impact our communities and ecosystems?
  • How is digital making our lives easier and more efficient and more enjoyable?

Digital Opportunities

  • How is digital impacting our jobs and our lives?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are the gaps in digital?
  • How is digital levelling the playing field in different industries around the world?

Digital Futures

  • The future is already here … but what does the decade ahead actually hold?
  • How do we learn from the past to create the future we want?
  • How does digital help us cope in a rapidly changing world?
The team running the show.
Something Digital >>
Launched in 2018, Something Digital creates human centred experiences focused on strengthening Queensland’s digital economy. As digital innovation becomes more critical for growth, it is imperative that organisations leverage the returns, strategies and efficiencies enabled through advanced technologies.

Through its initiatives, Something Digital provides our ecosystem with opportunities building digital capabilities, facilitating collaboration and showcasing some of the great innovations happening right here in our backyard.
BOP Industries >>
BOP Industries is an Australian technology and education company on a mission to inspire the next generation of Digital Creators. We aim to inspire, empower and engage 'Generation Z' showing them the amazing things they can do from anywhere, at any age.

Through our innovation camps, workshops, masterclasses and various other engagements we have the pleasure of working with students, parents, teachers and industry leaders around the world to innovate, create and empower.
Who is the Something School for?
The Something School is designed for students from Grade 7-11 from schools across Brisbane. We recommend this program for students that have interests in business, technology, leadership and innovation.
When is the Something School running?
The Something School will take place on the 23rd of October with the program running from 9am - 3:30pm.

We ask that students arrive from 8:30am ready for the 9am kick off.
What do students need to bring?
All we ask is that you bring yourselves and some morning tea and lunch.

We’ll be providing everything you’ll need for the challenges as well as some awesome mentors, speakers and of course some snacks and lollies!

If possible (but not compulsory), we also ask that students bring a device (i.e. a laptop, tablet or mobile phone) as this may be handy for some of the research tasks.
What should we expect from the day?
The Something School is going to be one big day of ideation, creation and innovation! We’re going to have 60-80 high school students coming from across Brisbane to work on big challenges with some amazing mentors from around the world.

This day has been designed to help bring the student’s learning into the real world, whilst also opening their minds to a different way of thinking about a wide array of problems.
Can teachers come?
Of course! Each school can bring one teacher to accompany their students. For teaches we will make sure you have lots of ideas you can take back to the classroom. It’s a pretty fun day of PD!
How many students can we send to The Something School?
Due to high demand + space limitations this year, we are capping attendance for any one school at 5 student tickets + 1 teacher ticket.
How much does the Something School Cost?
We have bundled tickets into packages this year so that each package allows for 5 students + 1 teacher to attend.

Early Bird: $250 includes 5 students + 1 teacher. Book by July 31.
Full Fee: $300 includes 5 students + 1 teacher. August 1st onwards.
Will you have a Covid Safe Plan?
We will be implementing a Covid safe plan to ensure all students and teachers can enjoy the day in a healthy and safe manner. This will be available in October and will be in line with State and Federal requirements at the time.
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  • All tickets to the Something School are non-refundable.
  • If you have any questions regarding booking, contact us on hello@somethingdigital.com.au