Come to our Events in 2021

August 2021

DIF2021 Pearcey Institute Roundtable
Wednesday 25 August 2021; 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEST
Online Event
The Future of Work
During the DIF2021 Roundtable, we aim to embark on the development of a dialogue around the Future of Work, starting with the recently published report from Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for the New Workforce; National Survey Report: Peak Human Workplace, Innovation in the unprecedented era.

The DIF2021 Pearcey Institute Roundtable is part of the Digital Innovation Festival, generously supported by the Victorian Government.

DIF2021

September 2021

2021 Pearcey Oration Dinner

Wednesday 1 September 2021
The Forum @ Melbourne Connect – 700 Swanston St, Carlton
The Pearcey Oration is presented each year by an eminent thought-leader reflecting on critical contemporary issues impacting our nation, arising from the introduction and adoption of new and advanced technologies into our society.

In 2021, the Pearcey Oration will be given by Jeremy Hirschhorn, ATO Second Commissioner – discussing the Challenges of Digital Transformation, with a particular focus on the importance for government services and the rapidly merging digital boundaries between government and private sector service providers.

This event is sponsored by the Victorian Government and as a feature of the Digital Innovation Festival, now in its sixth year of celebration of Victoria’s tech community.

DIF2021
More about the Pearcey Foundation annual Oration and past Orators here: pearcey.org.au/pearcey-orations/

VIC State Awards Dinner

Wednesday 1 September 2021 (held as part of the Oration)
The Forum @ Melbourne Connect – 700 Swanston St, Carlton
The Oration will be presented in conjunction with the Victorian State Entrepreneur Award – presented to an outstanding individual(s) who has “taken a risk and made a difference” in the Victorian ICT industry. This is the 13th year for the Pearcey Oration and the 22nd year for the Pearcey Victorian Entrepreneur Award.

This event is sponsored by the Victorian Government and as a feature of the Digital Innovation Festival, now in its sixth year of celebration of Victoria’s tech community.

DIF2021

More about the Pearcey Foundation State Awards and past winners here: pearcey.org.au/state-awards/

The 2021 Riding the Digital Wave Summit: Celebrating the birth of Computer Science in Australia – In-person and Online
Thursday 30 September 2021; 9:00am – 5:00pm
The Refectory – The University of Sydney and Online

Join us to celebrate the dawn of Australia’s digital age! The Riding the Digital Wave Summit will take us back to the birth of computer science as a discipline and profession in its own right, looking at some of the early developments and where they have led us today. How has digital technology optimised our energy future? Forecast the weather? Delivered Government services? The full-day Summit program will explore past, present and future themes around human computer interaction; the impact of automation on jobs and industry and how Australia can ride the digital wave to ensure our future resilience.

Speakers include: Prof. Genevieve Bell, Director, School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute; Dr. Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government; Jon Whittle, Director, CSIRO’s Data61

October 2021

QLD State Awards
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Victoria Park Golf Club
The 2021 QLD Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year Award is aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT and digital media professions. It is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution in their chosen industry as well as taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration. Invariably, the selected individual has also made a substantial industry contribution “beyond their day job”.

The QLD State Awards are generously sponsored by ICEMEDIA and TechnologyOne

More about the Pearcey Foundation State Awards and past winners here: pearcey.org.au/state-awards/

Pearcey Special Event – Online event as part of Ada Lovelace Day

Tuesday 12 October 2021; 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Online Event
Australia’s female pioneers and emerging leaders
NSW State Awards
Thursday 14 October 2021
Sydney Startup Hub
Join us for the reveal of the 2021 NSW Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year Award, to be presented by David Thodey, CSIRO Chair.

The NSW Pearcey Entrepreneur Award recognises a NSW person in “mid career”, who is already a successful Tech Entrepreneur, and who has the potential to succeed further. The criteria are centred around taking a risk, making a difference and being an inspiration.

More about the Pearcey Foundation State Awards and past winners here: pearcey.org.au/state-awards/

November 2021

2021 Pearcey National Awards Dinner

Thursday 11 November 2021; from 6:00pm
Pearcey Conversations – Online Seminar
Wednesday 24 November 2021; 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Online Event via Zoom
Predictions for 2022 and beyond!
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