2017 Forum

Broadband for the Bush Forum VI

Indigenous Focus Day   21 June 2017
Broadband for the Bush Forum 22-23 June 2017

Rydges Esplanade Hotel Fremantle Perth WA.

Mini menu: Sponsors Information, Speakers Hub, Indigenous Focus Day, Delegates info, Register now.

Theme: Remote, Connected and Savvy!

In 2017, the Broadband for the Bush Alliance is hosting the 6th forum, building the network of people who are passionate about enabling remote and rural Australians to enjoy connected contemporary lifestyles and enterprises.

This year’s theme “Remote, Connected and Savvy!”, reflects the growing wisdom and experience in the network, and signals that it is time to use the data and stories about current issues and successes to set future agendas with targeted audiences who need to listen.

Be prepared to participate in this forum by sharing your story, setting discussion points and resolving issues, while keeping an eye on potential future directions.  This forum is a robust conversation within the network to strengthen the network and support its members.


February 20: The forum commitee releases Themes Detail.

February 27: Call for speakers  for the Main Forum is now open.

March 27: Speakers session forms are due. Hurry – spaces limited.

The Indigenous Focus DayCAT Mobile phone hotspot

Indigenous voices about local experience have a space to share, listen and set agendas for local people. This facilitated day recognised Indigenous strengths, knowledge and experience and provides opportunities for talk, setting agendas and questions.

Attendees will soon be invited to submit expressions of interest as speakers/workshop leaders. In the meantime, talk with your mob about how your team or you can lead a session or contribute your experience.

Main Forum

The varied membership of Broadband for the Bush include rural and remote families, organisations, service providers and Government. The main forum provides a platform for professional discussion, sharing of information and data, and an opportunity to look ahead.

Increasingly at this forum, we blend cultural, social, educational, business and technical agendas. We use this network’s strengths to view agendas holistically and make practical decisions.

How can you or your organisation set agendas, contribute to debates and share your experience? We will be asking for your contributions soon. Mull ideas around.

Sponsorship opportunities

The Forum Committee has a 2017 Sponsorship Package providing opportunities for all stakeholders to be involved and to promote their work and organisation. You might consider how you could be part of the event, and importantly part of the conversation. Exert informed influence and help provide opportunity for others to come and participate, or to improve your profile with this varied audience.

If you want an early stake in the promotion of this event or have specific ideas you want to discuss, call the event organisers Michelle Williams and Paul Sutton from Digital Learning Futures now. 0414813491  0418750236.  forum@broadbandforthebush.com.au

Date Claimers available

The Forum Committee have begun sharing news of the forum using a Date Claimer. Download it and share it in your networks too.  You are part of the team.

Online community and news

This website will continuously tell you the latest we have, so drop in regularly. If you can’t find what you need, please ask and we will certainly help and add new information to the site. This site is for this community, so we welcome your feedback and ideas.

Check out and “Like” the Facebook Page. Search for “Broadband for the Bush”. Join in posts and encourage others to find the page.  Build your network.

As we draw closer, you’ll be invited to participate in online conversations too. If you want to initiate conversations, drop us a line and we’ll help you.


Forum coordinators: Michelle Williams and Paul Sutton from Digital Learning Futures.

0414813491  0418750236.