Why 8point8?

WHY 8POINT8 YOU ASK?

Because there are 8.8 million people living in regional and rural areas of Australia. That's a lot of movers and shakers!

Collectively we have a big voice and we hope to share our vision for the future at the conference. If you're a local council or business chamber we'd love you to see our guest speakers and find out what they are already achieving in their areas. If you're a small business or start up you'll want to come for the networking and perspective.

2018 THEME
‘The future of work in the regions’

WHAT DO WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE?

  • Create a national focus on the future of work in the regions 
  • Create opportunity for collision between support agencies and business 
  • Accelerate regional discussion around the power of e-commerce 
  • Showcase the Murray Riverina region as a leader in regional conferencing 
  • Challenge the dialogue around regional Australia’s future

GET YOUR TICKETS

Early bird tickets sales have now closed, but the awesome thing is that there are still plenty of tickets left for you to purchase. If you're an individual, or group we'd love to see you at 8point8! If you can't make the event we're even giving you the option to live stream everything. We don't want you to miss a thing. Head to our TICKETSpage to reserve a spot now.

WAVE AWARDS

Our Conference Gala will play host to the inaugural Wave Awards ceremony.  Named for Wagga's infamous 5 o'clock wave; the awards will highlight best innovation practice and those making a wave of difference in regional Australia.  Entries for this CLOSE this Friday 13th July. Hurry to be a part of that!

Award Categories

  • Most Innovative Regional Council
  • Most Innovative Regional Business Chamber
  • Best Regional Co-Working Space
  • Regional Innovation Ecosystem Leader
  • Best Regional Small Business
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GALA DINNER

How fantastic does our mood-board look? We can't wait to share the evening with you by the Murrumbidgee River. 

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GUEST SPEAKER

Introducing - Amber Dornbusch - HEAD OF NBN™ LOCAL NSW, ACT, NBN CO.

Amber Dornbusch is regional Australia born and bred, and passionate about improving access and services for these communities. With a career in stakeholder engagement and communications for large public infrastructure projects, Amber joined NBN Australia almost six years ago, and has since thrived on engaging with Australians from all walks of life on what improved access to broadband will mean for their livelihoods and communities. With more than a million premises across Australia that were previously undeserved or without access to broadband now able to participate in the digital economy, Amber is particularly passionate about encouraging these communities to take full advantage of the opportunities that connectivity and inclusion can provide.

  • SESSION: HOW THE USE OF THE INTERNET WILL IMPACT THE FUTURE OF WORK
  • SPONSORED BY: NBN CO.

 

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Dianna Somerville