Dear Western Australian innovators and supporters of the Lateral INCITE Awards,
Two weeks ago I provided an update of the INCITE Awards response to the challenges we all face in light of COVID-19.
The short summary points of that update were:
- “we are continuing on with our 2020 Awards”
- “we are using technology – what we advocate for and showcase – to deliver a first of its kind awards program.”
I am now pleased to share more updates on our planning for the 2020 Awards:
Pitchfest & Virtual Drinks
Our Pitchfest event will be held live online on Friday 8 May, from 4pm – 6pm. This event will be free and open to anyone in Perth and around the world to view and participate in.
Fourteen of our 2020 entrants will “pitch” their tech to us viewers, with our Lead Judges providing feedback and our MC conducting engaging interviews. Special guest appearances are also scheduled.
You are all invited to join us to find out about our State’s latest innovation, participate in voting for your favourite pitch and stay on for virtual drinks afterwards.
More information can be found here.
Announcement of 2020 Finalists
The week following the Virtual Pitchfest and Drinks Event, we will be announcing our Finalists for the 2020 Awards.
Finalists will receive an email with “what’s next?” details for Round Two Judging.
Gala Dinner Event & Awards Presentation
The INCITE Awards Committee has been meeting weekly to plan for a world-class, virtual Awards Presentation event. We are close to presenting an event “draft” to consult with our partners and event and tech experts in this field, before sharing this with all of you.
If you know any local technology or have skills that we need to make our first ever Virtual Gala Dinner a success, we would welcome your input and involvement.
Please get in touch with the events team at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from our State’s innovators!
I would like to re-iterate my thanks to each and every single of you for the emails and words of support we have received since we released our first update.
The Committee and I appreciate your confidence and trust in the INCITE Awards to adapt, deliver and innovate with you.
Together, we look forward to making our 2020 Awards the best of its kind!
Sue Findlay – Chair of the INCITE Awards.