Come along to reflect, participate and innovate with the City of Casey as we explore some key topics that impact our community.

Topics include Digital Equity, Circular Economy, Internet of Things, Open Data and Living Labs. There will be opportunities to hear from global leaders, attend workshops and learn about new topics and design ideas to solve local challenges like climate change and digital exclusion.

The Festival events are open to the public and we invite people from Casey and beyond to join in these events.

See schedule of events and register with links below.

Tuesday 23 November

Theme: Community Led Innovation


5:30pm-7:00pm Launch Event

Join the launch event of the Smart Casey Innovation Festival to learn more about community led innovation with global and local experts.

This event is the virtual launch event and will involve a range of speakers from across Casey as well as global innovation expert Rasmus Bertelsen.

The session will involve global insights about how innovation is solving complex local and global challenges and will provide practical tools and inspiration to drive innovation locally.

Agenda is as follows:

- Welcome to the Innovation Festival

- Year in review: Smart Casey Launchpad - Laura Baker, Head of Smart City and Innovation at the City of Casey

- Living Lab Keynote: Cities as spaces to innovate and solve challenges together- Rasmus Bertelsen, Global Living Lab Leader from Copenhagen

- Panel discussion

Wednesday 24 November

Theme: Digital Equity and Empowerment

Digital Equity

1:00pm-2:30pm Digital Equity and Empowerment Discussion

Join a discussion to learn more about what digital equity means for the City of Casey and how to be involved with the Digital Equity Lab which will be launching in early 2022.

If you are interested in the topic of digital inclusion or are part of an organisation who have solutions to solve this issue, this is one not to miss!

What you will find:

  • Introduction to Digital Equity and Empowerment
  • Emerging Trends and Considerations
  • Overview of the Digital Equity Framework and goals
  • Briefing of the Digital Equity Lab and the partnership network being developed by Casey

3:00pm-4:30pm Digital Equity Masterclass

Come to the Digital Equity Masterclass to learn about the City of Casey's Digital Equity Framework and how your organisation could create their own.

To inspire others to create their own Digital Equity Frameworks, which is open to Government bodies, organisations and businesses who are wanting to understand how to create and deliver a Digital Equity Framework.

What you will find:

  • Introduction to Digital Equity and Empowerment
  • Discover emerging trends and data to support your planning
  • Learn the key components for developing a framework
  • Obtain tools and ideas to take back to your team

Thursday 25 November

Theme: Circular Economy


12:30pm-2:00pm Circular Economy Community Co-Design Session

Join us for this session to understand more about the circular economy and how you can take action for a better future.

What you will find:

  • Introduction to Circular Economy
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Casey
  • Ideation and designing a circular future in Casey

Friday 26 November

Theme: Smart Technology and Open Data

demo day

10:30am-3:30pm Demonstrations and Showcase

Come along to Casey's virtual Demo Day where a range of Council and community innovators demonstrate the latest technologies and how they are being used in Casey.

Detailed agenda will come soon with 2 main sessions. Get ready to be inspired by the innovative solutions that are solving real challenges in Casey and beyond.

Morning Session: 10:30am-12:00pm Smart Technology Demos

Hear from local innovators as they share how they are using innovative technology to solve local challenges.

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm-3:30pm Open Datathon Showcase

Join the Open Data community as finalists of the Open Datathon pitch their concepts using Casey's Open Data Platform.

What you will find:

  • Inspirational guest speakers from innovators
  • An understanding of open data platform and its applications
  • Overview of emerging trends and priorities impacting Casey
  • Applications of smart technology in real world setting