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Regional Innovation & Startups Conference

27 August 2018

Lardner Park VIC 3821

Binary Shift is one of Australia’s top conferences focused specifically on regional innovation, technology and startups.

Founded in Gippsland in 2017, our conference is run by the region, for the region. Binary Shift is returning in 2018 as a full-day event to be held at Lardner Park on Monday 27th of August, with a gala dinner to follow.

  • Be inspired by stories of how regional entrepreneurs are founding startups, going global, and using technology and innovation to grow their business.
  • Learn from industry experts about virtual reality, drones and getting PR for your business.
  • Network with tech and startup professionals from around Victoria and beyond!

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Why innovation, technology and startups?

A startup is a business that sells globally, is technology-enabled, and uses innovation to compete at a global scale. Startups were responsible for almost all the net job growth in Australia over 2003-2014 according to the Australian Financial Review 2016. Deloitte also found that businesses with high levels of technology engagement were 14 times more likely to be innovating, 7 times more likely to be exporting, and 8 times more likely to be creating jobs.

Growing regional tech, innovation and startup communities is vital to creating regional jobs. Binary Shift was created to showcase regional entrepreneurs, help build community around innovation and technology in regional areas, and connect regional business owners to national and global thought leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. If you’re a regional business owner, tech professional, or community leader, Binary Shift is for you.

Binary Shift is for:

Small business

Learn how to grow your business with startup thinking, innovation and technology. Network with other local business owners and tech experts, and find ways to maximise your business potential using technology.

 

Tech professionals

Connect with industry experts on topics such as virtual reality, drones and AI, and learn how businesses are using technology and innovation to solve real world problems.

 

 

Entrepreneurs

Be inspired by stories of other regional founders and meet other leading entrepreneurs from across Australia and beyond.

 

Government

Learn how to activate startup communities in your region and get to know the startups that already exist in your local area.

Program

After a successful conference in 2017, Binary Shift is back for its second year running. The full schedule will be available closer to the conference date. Currently several speakers have confirmed their attendance for 2018.

Rebel Black - founder of The Rural Woman, who has recently announced THE Seed Scheme, a program that will contribute $17.5M to regional economies by enabling hundreds of rurally-based women-led microenterprises.

Rebel Black - The Rural Woman

Founder of The Rural Woman, who has recently announced THE Seed Scheme, a program that will contribute $17.5M to regional economies by enabling hundreds of rurally-based women-led microenterprises.

Sarah Moran - Girl Geek Academy

Co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy who run the world’s largest all-women hackathons, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025.

Sarah Moran, co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy who run the world’s largest all-women hackathons, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025.
Marco Ryan, aka Marcomatic - a Gippsland-born multimedia artist and animator whose augmented reality art will be on display at the conference venue.

Marco Ryan aka Marcomatic

A Gippsland-born multimedia artist and animator whose augmented reality art will be on display at the conference venue.

More speakers to be confirmed soon!

Full program and details of more speakers will be announced closer to the conference date. Book your ticket today or sign up to our newsletter to get updates as new speakers are announced!

More speakers to be confirmed soon!

Venue

Binary Shift 2018 will be held at Lardner Park, Gippsland - a beautiful 300-acre property with extensive outdoor parking and a large conference venue. Located just over an hour's drive from the Melbourne CBD via the Monash Freeway (6 minutes off the freeway), and a 12 minute drive from Warragul and Drouin train stations, Lardner Park is very accessible to local and regional traffic in Gippsland as well as being easy to get to from Melbourne.

If you are arriving by train, please let us know when you book your ticket and we will organise mini buses to and from Warragul train station.

The gala dinner on the evening of the 27th of August will be held at Hogget Kitchen, one of the top 100 restaurants in Victoria, located 6 minutes' drive from the centre of Warragul. If you need transportation to and from Warragul for the conference dinner, please let us know when you book your ticket.

If you are staying in Warragul the night before the conference, please join us for an informal welcome dinner on Sunday 26th of August at the Courthouse Restaurant, Warragul. Let us know when you book your ticket whether you plan to attend.

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Sponsors

Binary Shift is a not-for-profit conference that is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and partner organisations.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us!

Contact

Need to get in contact with the Binary Shift committee? Use our contact form, and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.

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PO Box 1412
Warragul VIC 3820

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