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Diversity and Innovation Tech West (#WTF2023)

4 December @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Diversity and Innovation Techfest 2023, a satellite event of West Tech Fest 2023, is dedicated to embracing and spotlighting all aspiring and established entrepreneurs from culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, including women and neurodiverse individuals to join a half-day event to celebrate and support the diversity in West Australia’s Startup and Tech Ecosystem.

This exceptional event celebrates the remarkable contributions made by diverse communities. It serves as a platform to delve into fresh ideas and opportunities, fostering growth in careers and businesses.

● Date: Monday, 4th December 2023
● Time: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Program of the Day
11:30 – 12:00 Networking Lunch

12:00 – 12:15 Event Opening Ceremony

12:15 – 01:00 Panel 1: Charting Diversity: The Entrepreneurial Odyssey
Dr. Eunice Sari, Customer Experience Insight and Marginpreneur (Moderator)
Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC, Member of North Metropolitan Region, WA Parliament
Dr. Marcus Tan, Purpose Ventures
Dr Megan Sebben, CSIRO Kickstart
Jeremy Chetty, Student Edge
Sherin Breuer, UPitch.Me
Alex Jenkins, Director, WADSIH

01:00 – 01:15 Break: Program Launch and Storytelling

01:15 – 02:00 Panel 2: Diversity in Innovation: Nurturing an Inclusive Ecosystem
Assoc. Prof. Parwinder Kaur (PhD), Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review, Australia | Special Advisor – Science and Tech Plan, JTSI (Moderator)
Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Science; Medical Research
Danelle Cross, Curtin University
Kai Solanki, StartupWA
Melody De Cruz, East Metropolitan Health Service
Sommer Bessire-Briers, US Consulate
Prof Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University

02:00 – 03:00 Mini Co-Lab Sessions

03:00 – 03:30 Afternoon Tea

03:30 – 04:30 Panel 3: Future Skills
Mat Lewis, Creative Tech Village (Moderator)
Sarah James, Capgemini
Karen Cheng, Mechanical Rock
Shane Lewis, Koodaideri Innovation and Technology
Archie, IDEA Academy


4 December
11:30 am - 5:00 pm


Perth Town Hall
601 Hay St
Perth, WA 6000 au

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