2021 Australia tech conference and event guide

Computerworld Australia’s updated guide to in-person and virtual events for technology and IT pros.

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Computerworld Australia has compiled a list of upcoming technology events for the Australian IT industry taking place in the following weeks and months.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person conferences and summits may be rescheduled or canceled unexpectedly, so be sure to verify an event’s status before scheduling travel.

This list will be updated as we hear of more events, so keep checking for updates.

January 2021

8-9 January: International Conference on Science, Engineering & Technology (ICSET), virtual event. The conference provides a platform for students, engineers, scientists, researchers, and academics to share the knowledge and ideas in the recent trends in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.

23-25 January: linux.conf.au, virtual event. Running since 1999, linux.conf.au claims to be the largest Linux and open source conference in Asia-Pacific. The conference provides deeply technical presentations from industry leaders and experts on a wide array of subjects relating to open source projects, data and open government, and community engagement.

24-25 January: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ICAISC), virtual event. The conference brings together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of artificial intelligence and soft computing. It is also a forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered, and the solutions adopted in those fields.

March 2021

16-18 March: Australian Cyber Conference 2021, Canberra. The annual conference from the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) seeks to build the capabilities of security professionals. Also in Melbourne 15-17 November.

25-26 March: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, virtual event. The summit will feature independent experts to help attendees to create the security and IT risk management plans they need.

April 2021

8-9 April: International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Melbourne. This in-person and virtual event focuses on societal and epistemological aspects of technology.. 

12-15 April: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Asia Pacific Forum, Brisbane. Demonstrations of Australia’s new initiatives and adapted learnings from neighbouring countries will be featured under the theme ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities.

May 2021

17-18 May: ICTI 2021, Sydney. The virtual and in-person International Conference on Technology and Innovation focuses on academic and industry reserach in tech innovations.

17-18 May: ICCC 2021, Sydney. The virtual and in-person International Conference on Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare is aimed at academic and industry researchers.

June 2021

8-9 June: Gartner Data and Analytics Summit APAC, virtual event. The conference explores ways to enable AI-driven analytics into business processes and decision support systems.

August 2021

23-27 August: Voxxed Days Downunder, Sydney and Melbourne. The community developer conference series and master classes will count on foreign and local speakers.

25-26 August: Techspo Sydney 2021, Sydney. The technology expo will be held at the ANZ Stadium, showcasing upcoming technologies and innovation.

October 2021

25-27 October: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Australia, Gold Coast. The event combines analyst and vendor technology sections with an enterrise technology showcase.

November 2021

15-17 November: Australian Cyber Conference 2021, Melbourne. The annual conference from the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) seeks to build the capabilities of security professionals. Also in Canberra 16-18 March.

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