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Don't miss out on the 2014 National iAwards. Register today!

Friday, 22 Aug 2014

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The iAwards are one week away, purchase your tickets today!

To celebrate the 20th year since the inception of this program, a collaborative series of events have been planned to showcase the inspiring achievements of our home grown innovations.

This is your opportunity to celebrate and support the very best ICT in Australia.

National iAwards Judging

The state and territory iAwards finalists will be judged on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 August at the prestigious KPMG Melbourne offices.

Australia 3.0

ICT experts and thought leaders from Government, Mining, Health and Industry will collaborate on hot topics impacting our society and your clients. The discussions have already commenced on Yammer. The final workshops and plenary sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28 & 29 August. Register your attendance here.


This year, NICTA will run a free Hackathon event as part of the Infrastructure stream within Australia 3.0. infraHack will focus on infrastructure, transport and traffic congestion problems. It will use datasets from the Victorian government and commercial players. Be part of infraHack, places are filling up quickly. More information is available here.


The iAwards MasterClass is a series of expert presentations and workshops by successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. This is to assist iAwards’ nominees develop, commercialise and market their ideas. For the first time this year, limited tickets are available to non iAwards nominees. Join us.  Register your attendance here.

NICTA Tech Showcase

The 2014 NICTA TECH Showcase highlights NICTA’s latest information and communications technology (ICT) research and business ideas aimed at creating wealth for Australia. Visitors to the TECH showcase will have an opportunity to view practical demonstrations and talk to NICTA experts who are creating ICT-based solutions to real-world problems in: Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics; Broadband and the Digital Economy; and Security and Environment. More information is available here.

Hills Young Innovator Awards

This year, Hills have sponsored a new award for outstanding innovations in Mobile, Big Data and Cloud. The Young Innovator Award is open to applicants under 25 years of age. A prize pool for $25,000 is on offer. The finalists will present at a public Pitchfest from 8.30-10am on Friday, 29 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Support Australia’s future innovators by attending the Pitchfest.

Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase will take place on Friday 29 August and is a compilation of videos providing information about the state/territory iAwards winners and merit recipients. They will also be available on YouTube after the event. Watch this space.

Awards Ceremony

The announcement of the 2014 iAwards national winners will be held in Plenary Hall 1, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 29 August from 5pm – 6.30pm. Share in the excitement of the moment - Register your attendance here.

Gala Dinner

The culmination of the iAwards is the prestigious Gala Dinner which will be held in the Melbourne Room of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 29 August. A night of nights. An evening of celebration. The one occasion when the whole national ICT industry comes together. The networking is awesome. Be there. Tickets are selling fast. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Table sponsorship packages are available and can be accessed here.

iAwards accommodation

The iAwards have partnered with a number of Melbourne hotels to provide you with a selection of accommodation options. Visit the iAwards website to book your accommodation. Please note there are limited rooms available and you are advised to secure your accommodation as soon as possible.

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