Dig­i­tal fes­ti­val un­der­way

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Aus­tralia’s only Dig­i­tal In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val is un­der­way across the Wim­mera, with events at Kaniva, Hor­sham, War­rackn­abeal, Nhill and Ru­pa­nyup.

The fes­ti­val started on Fri­day and will con­tinue un­til Septem­ber 7.

The Dig­i­tal In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val is funded un­der the State Gov­ern­ment’s $45-mil­lion Con­nect­ing Re­gional Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram and has sup­port from Vic­to­rian Re­gional Part­ner­ships, in­clud­ing a Wim­mera South­ern Mallee part­ner­ship.

The fes­ti­val aims to bring stake­hold­ers to­gether to im­prove and ac­cel­er­ate tech­nol­ogy adop­tion and in­no­va­tion, in­clud­ing en­hanc­ing dig­i­tal skills through prac­ti­cal work­shops, con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars.

The DIF also aims to stim­u­late Vic­to­ria’s cul­ture of tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship and nur­ture the state’s re­gional dig­i­tal econ­omy.

Work­shops have al­ready been at Kaniva and events con­tinue with dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy tours at Grains In­no­va­tion Park in Hor­sham to­day and Tues­day.

An ‘Em­brac­ing on­line: Short term and hol­i­day rental op­por­tu­ni­ties work­shop’ will be at War­rackn­abeal Town Hall on Mon­day, and ‘Agtech on my Farm’ full-day work­shops will be at Nhill’s Unit­ing Church Hall on Tues­day and Ru­pa­nyup Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day.

There will also be a livestream­ing ‘vir­tual’ tour of Hor­sham’s May­dale Re­serve pre­sented by Hor­sham Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety on Wed­nes­day next week.

An In­no­va­tion Hor­sham work­shop will be at Fed­er­a­tion Univer­sity on Septem­ber 7.

Peo­ple seek­ing fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets can go to web­site: dif.vic.gov.au.

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