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Mark your Calendar: Events to Inspire

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In today’s post, we’ll be looking at digital and tech related events taking place in Melbourne over the next couple of weeks. Small, big, niche and everything in between, we’ll ensure we cover something for everyone. Why have we chosen events as today’s blog topic? We’ve previously touched on the importance of networking, now we’ll provide our readers with our very own take on the traditional ‘gig guide’.

Just like avid musos, the digital and tech inclined amongst us love any opportunity to expand already existing knowledge. Through this guide-of-sorts, we’ve now provided an avenue for satisfying this need. For the time being, this semi-regular event guide will take the place of our infamous inspire posts, as we collectively agree, these events will prove to quite inspiring themselves. Rest assured though, they’ll be back.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

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Collective Campus deliver

The first event we’re going to look at today is one run by our good friends at Collective Campus. Tomorrow night they’ll be running a Crowdfunding Masterclass, featuring a speaker from Winston Watches, who raised nearly $50k in their Kickstarter campaign. The event will also showcase a speaker from Pozible, and should prepare someone with everything they need in order to run a successful crowdfunding event. Additionally, they’ll be running a bunch of Intro to the Lean Startup classes. These will be quick introductions to the lean principle, teaching people how to build a business model, test assumptions, and build a prototype quickly, amongst various other topics. Oh, and it’s free.

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The digital arena and online activism

Next we’ll look at a particularly inspiring event on later this month called FWD. FWD aims to bridge the gap between online and offline activism, exploring the different online avenues available for spearheading campaigns. This year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent, and is a no-brainer for anyone interested in everything digital and online activism. Partnered with the likes of Oxfam, Care2, Centre of Australian Progress and more, the event will bring together 200 campaigners and technologists to share their experience and skills. Exploring what huge dint the digital space can help create for some of Australia’s most incredible causes and how, spots are sure to fill up fast.

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Why not get the family involved?

The final event we’re going to talk about in this post (don’t worry, there will be plenty more to come) is Buzzconf. We’re particularly excited about this one because it is a tech conference that also incorporates camping, who would have thought?! And you’re able to bring the whole family too. The event invites like-minded individuals, both young and old, to come along with their family and test some of the latest advancements. Aside from a weekend away filled with technologies and an abundance of like-minded tech-heads, the event will also include music and activities to keep the whole family amused. Since a keen interest in everything technological often runs in the family, we think this is an amazing concept.

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