IdeasFest Tourism is a one day event on Saturday 28th April 2018 at Darwin International Airport’s Wirraway Business Centre. Its open to everyone with ideas and visions for the Territory to help create new opportunities in tourism and hospitality.

A $1.8 billion dollar industry in the Territory, Tourism is one of 5 key planks in the Northern Territory Government’s 10 year Economic Development Framework. Yet it’s suffering. It's time to offer some ideas!

Everybody’s welcome! You might want to solve problems, or you may bring fresh new ideas including some experienced as travellers. You might just love new ideas and seeing how they crystallise.

Choose or present an idea or problem to solve, and join a team to work on it for the day in this wonderful venue. It’s an exhilarating ideas hackathon, facilitated by Troy Haines from TheSpace in Cairns, supported by local entrepreneurs and expert judging panels.

Event details: Saturday 28th April 2018, 8am - 8pm. All meals provided and a great all day parking deal! Scroll down to register! or check out the day's schedule (or download the schedule).

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Our Team

IdeasFest Tourism is an initiative of the IdeasFest Crew - Rust 490, Think Smart NT, Cloudmine - supported by other local entrepreneurs committed to ideas, innovation and clever technology in our communities.

 
 
 Troy is the guest facilitator for the Tourism IdeasFest and we are excited to have him! MD of theSPACE in Cairns, Troy and his team have developed startup & innovation programs for diverse audiences, from high school students, SMEs to Government (and everyone in between). Troy was inducted into the QLD Government Innovation Wall of Fame for his work in building the FNQ startup & innovation ecosystem.

Troy is the guest facilitator for the Tourism IdeasFest and we are excited to have him! MD of theSPACE in Cairns, Troy and his team have developed startup & innovation programs for diverse audiences, from high school students, SMEs to Government (and everyone in between). Troy was inducted into the QLD Government Innovation Wall of Fame for his work in building the FNQ startup & innovation ecosystem.

Troy Haines, The Day's Facilitator and Startup Coach 

 
  Jude Ellen, Rust490   How do we work in small fast teams connectedly, fearlessly, creatively? Realise opportunities unleashed through technology across communities and markets?  Create pathways for realising ideas? Finance innovation differently? Build amazing businesses?

Jude Ellen, Rust490

How do we work in small fast teams connectedly, fearlessly, creatively? Realise opportunities unleashed through technology across communities and markets?  Create pathways for realising ideas? Finance innovation differently? Build amazing businesses?

Jude Ellen, Entrepreneur & Network Activator

  Shanon Loughotn, Cloudmine, Esri Australia   Shanon brings all technology knowledge to the startup party! Having over 15 years in web, cloud and hardware industries his boardroom to server-room understanding will pave your new ideas' tech needs to go from brain to bank.

Shanon Loughotn, Cloudmine, Esri Australia

Shanon brings all technology knowledge to the startup party! Having over 15 years in web, cloud and hardware industries his boardroom to server-room understanding will pave your new ideas' tech needs to go from brain to bank.

Shanon Loughton, Tech Entrepreneur

 Debbie Turner, Think Smart NT, Study Darwin  Debbie has been involved in the tourism sector for twenty years, with a primary focus on the vibrant youth sector.   Debbie is also the founder of Study Darwin, runs Think Smart NT, and is the most proactive startup networker we know!

Debbie Turner, Think Smart NT, Study Darwin

Debbie has been involved in the tourism sector for twenty years, with a primary focus on the vibrant youth sector. 

Debbie is also the founder of Study Darwin, runs Think Smart NT, and is the most proactive startup networker we know!

Debbie Turner, Start-Up Networker 

Have an idea? Or like solving problems? Register now!

 

Got a question? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs), the downloadable Schedule or contact us on the details at the bottom of this page.


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Necessity is the mother of invention.”

— Plato

 
 
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