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West Tech Assemblage 2025

Driving Access & Inclusion: Bringing Communities Together

 

10 am – 6 pm | Thursday 20th February
Hosted by City of Stirling

25 Cedric Street, Stirling Western Australia 6021

Introducing the West Tech Assemblage Driving Access & Inclusion: Bringing Communities Together! Join us for an engaging conference on 20th February 2025 in Perth, running from 10 pm to 6 pm. We are pleased to share that City of Stirling is our Host Partner for this event.

Since its inception in 2015, the West Tech Assemblage has undergone a transformative journey, emerging as a driving force for advancing shared objectives in digital literacy, diversity, and inclusivity. Through our groundbreaking initiative, Driving Digital Access and Inclusion Across WA, we’ve successfully reached Indigenous communities, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities via unique training programs. These efforts have been made possible through collaboration with essential organisations and individuals who share our vision.

Be a part of our upcoming conference, themed Driving Access & Inclusion: Bringing Communities Together. Together, we’ll delve into the dynamic realm of the digital sphere and its profound societal impacts. As technology continually shapes our world, grasping the essence of digital citizenship and championing inclusiveness online has taken on paramount importance. These factors are pivotal in cultivating a positive and harmonious digital society.

The West Tech Assemblage 2025 stands as a pivotal occasion for stakeholders passionate about propelling digital inclusion and cultivating relationships. It’s an opportunity not just to aspire for change, but to lay concrete plans, define achievable objectives, and ensure collective progress, leaving no one behind on this forward journey.

Exciting things are coming! Watch this space for updates on our program’s development

2025 Speakers

Linda Dawson Deputy Director General - Industry, Science and Innovation
Linda Dawson

Deputy Director General Industry, Science, Innovation Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

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Peter Klingen
Chief Scientist of Western Australia
Government of Western Australia
Mark Irwing Mayor of Stirling
Mark Irwin
Mayor
City of Stirling

WTA 2025 is supported by:

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Platinum Partner

Supporters & Partners

About WTA

The West Tech Assemblage Driving Acess & Inclusion: Bringing communities together stands as a significant gathering, uniting individuals committed to advancing digital inclusion and fostering meaningful connections. It transcends the realm of mere aspirations for change; it provides a platform to concretise strategies, establish achievable objectives, and propel collective progress. Our mission is to ensure that no one is left behind as we embark on this collective journey towards the future.

In todays interconnected landscape, the Internet and digital platforms have brought about a paradigm shift in communication, education, work, and entertainment. As our reliance on technology deepens, it is essential to embrace the principles of digital citizenship to navigate the complexities of the online domain responsibly and ethically. But what is the impact if we don’t?

Following the success of the WTA 2024 Voices from the Community panel, the 2025 conference event will include panel discussions with both community leaders and local citizens, consumers and organisational representatives who will provide stories on their experiences of being disconnected citizens in a digital world.

Participants will have ample opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, fostering meaningful collaborations and partnerships to make a positive impact in the digital world.

Previous Events

WTA 2024 Cover Photo

West Tech Assemblage 2024

The seventh edition of WTA was held on 29 November 2021 at Pan Pacific, Perth WA.

The Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint launch was hosted at illuminance Solutions office in Perth on Friday 16 December 2022.

West Tech Assemblage 2022

The Digital Inclusion in WA Blueprint launch was hosted at illuminance Solutions office in Perth on Friday 16 December 2022.

The seventh edition of WTA was held on 29 November 2021 at Pan Pacific, Perth WA.

West Tech Assemblage 2021

The seventh edition of WTA was held on 29 November 2021 at Pan Pacific, Perth WA.

Testimonials

Hon Ken Wyatt Speaker at West Tech Assemblage

Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Minister for Indigenous Australians

“As more essential services move to a digital first model, the need to improve digital literacy and skills is growing, particularly for groups including older Australians, people on low incomes, people with disabilities and Indigenous Australians.”

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Hon Don Punch MLA

Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries;
Seniors and Ageing; Small Business

“We cannot afford to leave people behind in our society. In the past, we may not have had the technology or access to the technology that could help to address some of these challenges. But today we do.”

WTA Speakers 2020 Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

“These conversations are really important, not just because they impact your organisation or you, but because they reflect the leadership that you as individuals have in advancing Western Australia’s community, whether it be economically, socially or indeed culturally. The equitable inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business and community is imperative, particularly for the post-COVID economic and social recovery in Western Australia.”

Get in touch with us for any inquiries, partnership opportunities, event participation, or to learn more about West Tech Assemblage and how you can become involved. We’re here to help and provide you with the information you need. Reach out to us today and ask us anything!