Call for speakers.

The stage is set. All that's missing is you...

We’re on the hunt for thought leaders, mischief makers and digital legends like yourself, to join us and create Something Digital.


With multiple stages and activations, Something Digital welcomes close to 100 incredible digital experts each year as speakers, panelists, moderators, and all-around troublemakers. 


Don’t miss the chance to be part of this incredible tribe and share your wisdom with Australia’s digital ecosystem.

...or maybe someone else

If you know a brilliant human, who might not feel confident applying themselves but you believe they can inspire and empower our digital ecosystem, nominate them!

Our program first approach

Something Digital is all about building capabilities, bringing our digital ecosystem together, and showcasing the innovative tech being built right in our own backyard.


Our approach is unique. We put the program first, designing content that focuses on tangible solutions to challenges centered on business growth, moral dilemmas, and societal issues – all viewed through a digital lens, of course!


To achieve this, we work closely with industry to curate a diverse program that includes sessions, blocks, panels, and more. We do our best to feature speakers from various backgrounds, roles, seniorities, genders, and ethnicities.

We invite you to apply as a speaker, keeping in mind that the selection outcome is based primarily on program fit.


As the program and speakers evolve, so too may the requirements. If you’re not selected this up front, we may reach out closer to the event or in years to come.

What we are looking for

We’re seeking two types of speakers:

  • Individuals who can deliver a compelling talk on a specific topic or session for 20 minutes.
  • Panellists who are ready to join a conversation, debate, or discussion on a variety of topics.

Whether you’re an expert in your field, a seasoned professional, or a fresh voice with a unique perspective, we want to hear from you.


If you have the ability to engage and inspire our audience, we encourage you to apply to become a speaker at Something Digital.


We accept applications from all corners of the ecosystem and encourage you to apply regardless of where you are in the early throws of your career or a seasoned veteran.



If you’re not sure whether this applies to you, please feel free to reach out to us at

Application overview

A few important notes on the audience:
  • They are experienced when it comes to digital innovation, so please, no 101’s on how to build a website, start a social media strategy or design a basic campaign.
  • They will hail from various industries, roles, and company types, so some sessions will be more generic, others more specific, and that is completely fine.
  • They are there to learn, not be sold to. Please no pitches and/or selling.
  • Our audience will expect you to show up – so please ensure you have availability and the relevant approvals before applying.
And a few other things: 
  • We welcome speakers from interstate, however you will need to cover your own travel and accommodation.
  • Please keep the 27th and 28th of August free – the program has many moving parts, so we won’t be able to commit to a specific time until we get closer.
  • We also won’t be able to confirm a particular stage until we get closer.
  • As a speaker you will receive free access to Something Digital on the 27th and 28th of August.
  • Unfortunately we cannot remunerate speakers due to the economic realities of Something Digital.