Plans for the WiTWA [+] 2020 Conference (before COVID-19)
We were thrilled to make three big announcements last year at the inaugural WiTWA [+] Conference held on 24 October 2019:
- WiTWA [+] 2020 is booked! We’ll be at Crown Perth on Friday 30 October 2020. Save the date in your diary – and your team’s diary.
- Our Tech [+] 20 Awards will expand, as we’re adding a fifth major award: Outstanding Male Diversity Advocate.
- We’re opening up all major trophies for sponsorship.
We’re already planning to make 2020 even better and we’ll make a few changes, such as:
- Bigger venue: to fit more amazing people in the room! We’ll be in the Ballrooms at Crown Perth.
- Awards segue: we’ll have a networking function for 1.5 hours between the Conference and Awards to allow a more relaxed start to the Awards component.
- Better signage: in the rush, we didn’t point out our Parents Room (it was behind the coffee stand) or do anywhere near enough promotion of our virtual sign from MarkR Systems (here’s what it looked like). We’ll be on top of that this year.
How can you get involved
Sponsor the event and/or a major trophy:
We offer a number of different sponsorship options outlined in our sponsorship package. Please get in touch if you’d like to sign up for 2020 – the sooner your company is on board, the sooner we can start sharing you with our members.
In summary, sponsorship includes:
- Gold: 20 seats (six go to students/teachers) plus a guaranteed panel spot
- Silver: 10 seats (three go to students/teachers)
- Bronze: Four seats
- Segment: Two seats
- Trophy: Four tickets to the Awards segment (TBC)
Get a seat at the table (or the whole table!)
If sponsorship isn’t an option, you can instead put a line item in your budget now for ticket or table bookings. Prices are yet to finalised (we may have to charge a bit more with our bigger venue and longer event) so best to allow:
- $495 for single tickets (including GST)
- $3,600 for tables of eight (including GST)
There will be discounted early-bird pricing, so make sure you’re ready to buy when we first announce tickets!
We will offer virtual passes again for those not based in Perth.
Start nominating for the 2020 Tech [+] 20 Awards
Keen to nominate yourself or someone else for the Tech [+] 20 Awards in 2020? Don’t miss the nomination window! Register for our special mailing list to get notified, and make sure you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your ‘safe senders’ list so the notification doesn’t end up in spam or junk.
Massive thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
We were lucky to have our amazing sponsors helping us bring this vision to life for 2019. Check them out under the 2019 WiTWA [+] Conference page.