2021 Australia tech conference and event guide

Computerworld Australia’s updated guide to in-person and virtual events for technology and IT pros.

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Computerworld Australia has compiled a list of upcoming technology events for the Australian IT industry taking place in the following weeks and months.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person conferences and summits may be rescheduled or canceled unexpectedly, so be sure to verify an event’s status before scheduling travel.

This list will be updated as we hear of more events, so keep checking for updates.

April 2021

24 March to 29 April: Salesforce Live Australia and New Zealand, virtual event. During this six-week event, participants will hear from experts and practitioners across marketing, sales, service, customer experience, innovation as the event explores the changing face of technology and business.

8 April: CrestCon Australia 2021, Hotel Realm, Canberra. After 10 year in the UK, the Council of Registered Security Testers’ CrestCon brings to Australia a technical cybersecurity conference and exhibition with keynotes, sessions, and a dedicated student demo area.

8-9 April: International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Melbourne. This in-person and virtual event focuses on societal and epistemological aspects of technology.. 

12-15 April: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Asia Pacific Forum, Brisbane. Demonstrations of Australia’s new initiatives and adapted learnings from neighbouring countries will be featured under the theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities”.

May 2021

4-5 May: CommsDay Summit 2021, Sydney. The two-day event will have keynotes, plenaries, and a 5G panel featuring operators and vendors.

17-18 May: ICTI 2021, Sydney. The virtual and in-person International Conference on Technology and Innovation focuses on academic and industry reserach in tech innovations.

17-18 May: ICCC 2021, Sydney. The virtual and in-person International Conference on Cyberterrorism and Cyberwarfare is aimed at academic and industry researchers.

June 2021

8-9 June: Gartner Data and Analytics Summit APAC, virtual event. The conference explores ways to enable AI-driven analytics into business processes and decision support systems.

August 2021

23-27 August: Voxxed Days Downunder, Sydney and Melbourne. The community developer conference series and master classes will count on foreign and local speakers.

25-26 August: Techspo Sydney 2021, Sydney. The technology expo will be held at the ANZ Stadium, showcasing upcoming technologies and innovation.

October 2021

25-27 October: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Australia, Sydney. The event combines analyst and vendor technology sections with an enterrise technology showcase.

November 2021

15-17 November: Australian Cyber Conference 2021, Melbourne. The annual conference from the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) seeks to build the capabilities of security professionals. Also in Canberra 16-18 March.

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