Today, our online lives seamlessly integrate into all aspects of our day-to-day lives.  We’re all different, and that’s why we need to ensure online environments allow us to share our opinions in a respectful and constructive way.  Online spaces can sometimes be used to divide people into groups based on their social, political or religious views – groups that have a hard time understanding each other
Over 27-28 June, participants will be inspired by diverse young people from around the country, a wide range of local and international speakers, and will leave with the skills to effectively influence others both online and offline.
Who should apply?

DIGI Engage 2019 is for young people who are dedicated to creating a world where respectful dialogue can bring people together.
To be eligible to participate in DIGI Engage 2019, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You live in Australia
  • You’re between the ages of 18-30
  • You’re able to travel without supervision to event location in central Sydney
  • You hold a leadership role in your community, workplace, school or online. That means, you either:

o   Are involved or have a demonstrated interest in issues such as peace, security, countering racism, community-building, youth empowerment, resilience, social inclusion and cohesion, active citizenship, or;

o   Regularly engage with young people under 24, or;

o   Love using social media to bring people together.

Applications to attend have been extended to 5pm AEST, Friday 24th May 2019. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for participants attending from outside Sydney. The application form for the event can be found at: https://splashthat.com/sites/view/digiengage2019.splashthat.com
Please note that there is a cap on the number of attendees to this event and not all applications will be successful.

ANIRC is being co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and QUT. It will be held at their Gardens Point campus in Brisbane over three days, Monday 1 to Wednesday 3 July. Registrations close Friday 7 June!