We’d like to thank our fantastic speakers, our event sponsors Oxfam Australia, Essential Media Communications, Care2 and the Centre for Australian Progress.
Thank you to everyone who came together to learn, share and support the digital campaigning sector in Australia.
We’ll be updating this website with speaker talks and presentations shortly, and naturally, start planning on FWD2014!
"AMAZING DAY AT #FWD2013 LOTS OF AMAZINGLY SMART PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER. INSPIRING." - @KARINAB
FWD is a mix of planned workshops, keynote speakers and panels. While the emphasis is on your engagement and involvement in discussions with your fellow peers, we are also extremely grateful to the time, knowledge and expertise offered by many eminent and skilled experts from the field.
FWD was held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, 328 Flinders St Melbourne on Wednesday 6 November.
FWD 2013 Agenda
|9:30am||Arrivals & registration|
|10:00am||Official welcome||Tim Norton - FWD|
|10:15am||The most innovative uses of digital in 2013 - case studies||Hayley Conway - All Out (US)
Seb Cumberbirch - Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Matthew Gordon - OurSay Australia
|11:30am||Beautiful stories told through digital||Karen Skinner - Change.org
Sofia Madden - Manic Studios
Erin McCallum - Getup
|Action mapping: charting the digital action development process, from creative concept to creating change||Oliver Woodley & Kim Harlow - Essential Media Communications|
|Getting 'em off the couch: strategies for online to offline organising||Carl Harris - Getup|
|What to do when your CEO takes on a twitter troll: social media crisis management||Anne Shea - University of Melbourne|
|12:30pm||How to get from 1000 likes to social change: digital content strategies for impact||Tim Norton - Essential Media Communications
David Paris - Office of Senator Christine Milne
|Stop building pretty websites that suck: designing for the user||Barry Saunders - Profero|
|How to convince your non-tech savvy boss to invest in a big shiny new thing||Steven Miles - United Voice|
|We're the target now: how corporations and governments are cracking down on internet campaigners||Hayley Conway - All Out (US)|
|2:30pm||Memes for money: using digital content to drive fundraising||Murray Bunton - Agency
Neela Haryani - Oaktree
|Turning water to wine (or Activists into donors)||Ashley Hansen - Care2
Kathleen Zwiener - Amnesty International Australia
|The personal vs the professional: the pitfalls and strengths of social media fame in digital campaigning||Amy Gray - Journalist & social media expert|
|Nation Builder, BSD, ActionKit - whats the platform for me? Using campaign toolsets more effectively||Scott Sanders - Agency|
|3:30pm||I'm sick of big data! Lets start with little data: integrating data into your campaign||Naomi Blackburn - Office of Adam Bandt MP|
|How to fall gracefully: what to do when you've failed online||Ebony Bennett - Lonergan Research|
|How to make a f*cking difference: using humour, narrative, design or perhaps even vitriolic profanity to effectively communicate||Jesse Richardson - creator of dontbeafuckingidiot.com|
|Handing over the reigns: the rise of decentralised campaign platforms||David Gravina - Do Gooder
Jess Kutch - Coworker.org (US)
Tom Dawkins - StartSomeGood
|4:45pm||Aid and development: the challenges facing poverty reduction in a digital age||James Clark - Oxfam Australia|
|Combatting racism: using digital platforms to influence extreme racist views||Priscilla Bryce-Weller - All Together Now|
|Web LGBTI: building a global movement for love and equality||Hayley Conway - All Out (US)|
|Greening digital campaigning: how can environmentalism shine through on web campaigns||Ed Butler - Australian Conservation Foundation|
|5:30pm||Benchmarking our work - launch of the Digital Insights report||Claire O'Rourke & Tim Norton - Essential Media Communication|
|5:45pm||Keynote address: Coworker.org - what we can all learn from how workplace organising is going online||Jess Kutch - Coworker.org (US)|
Participants at FWD join a community of 200+ like-minded social change campaigners. We coming together to share our digital skills and experiences, and to reflect on the future of digital campaigning. Together, we build new connections across the social sector and strengthen our burgeoning community of digital campaigners.
"Failure plus iteration is often a critical part of success. #FWD2013" - @SilverCircle4