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AuDIITA Workshop 2022

Towards a Trusted, Inclusive Online World

28 September 2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  AEST

Melbourne Connect 

University of Melbourne
700 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


DIITA Australia is an Open Space Workshop that utilizes an “attendee-based participatory experience” to work on solutions needed in the field of technology inclusion today.  Rather than having a pre-set agenda and canned presentations, Instead, attendees may nominate topics of interest for the agenda, which will then form a multi-track agenda.  Other attendees can participate in the topic discussions in real time and face-to-face within the small focus sessions.. This makes the day very interactive, creative and highly immersive for all involved. 


At an Open Space workshop, you’re invited to speak and share, raise questions, or ask for input. Whether you have an idea for a session right away or think of one in the middle of the workshop, you are welcome to propose it and run a session. We will set the agenda at the beginning of the day.


Read about one attendee's perspective on the InDIITA workshop and the Open Conference journey.

This forum is being organized by ’Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency’ (DIITA), an IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections program looking at addressing barriers to accessing beneficial technologies.


Themes for the Workshop will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible AI in Space Applications of ethical AI principles 
  • Interoperability in the metaverse, how will this be delivered
  • IoT - Cyber Physical Things in the Renewable energy Industry
  • the application of blockchain for social benefit;
  • cybersecurity as the protection of cyberspace;
  • data agency for individuals;
  • AI technologies and human rights;
  • enabling the future of technology to promote a fair, equitable and sustainable future. 

You can help shape the agenda of this event around these and other related topics to get the most relevant and timely interactions.

The workshop is the first of its kind in Australia on these topics and follows the successful organisation of previous DIITA Open Space Workshops in Bengaluru, India, known as ‘InDIITA’. View or download the 2022 InDIITA Book of Proceedings.



  9:00 - 10:00 - Registration
10:00 - 11:00 - Open Circle (Agenda Creation)
11:00 - 12:00 - Breakout sessions
12:00 -   1:00 - Lunch
  1:00 -   2:00 - Breakout sessions
  2:00 -   3:00 - Breakout sessions

  3:00 -   4:00 - Breakout sessions
  4:00 -   5:00 - Closing Circle & Open Gifting




Who would benefit from participating in AuDIITA? 

Professionals with responsibilities within the areas of: dignity, inclusion, data privacy, identity technologies, biometrics, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), security and ethics.


Why should you participate in the AuDIITA Open Space Conference? 

Attendees lead sessions relevant topics, ideas and challenges that matter to you. Drive outcomes and help evaluate ideas that will build systems that provide affordable accessibility or empower individuals to manage his/her identity.


What could we be talking about at AuDIITA? 

See the growing list of potential topics proposed by the DIITA community.



Event Location:


Melbourne Connect

University of Melbourne

700 Swanston St,

Carlton VIC 3053, Australia










As you may have experienced, some of the best interactions occur during a meal or at a break. Support from sponsors is what makes the networking and educational experience highly valuable, while keeping event fees affordable for registrants. By funding this program, you are making it possible for attendees to participate and contribute.


Download the AuDIITA Sponsorship Opportunities PDF for more information. 


If you are interested in reserving one of these opportunities or would like to suggest another opportunity, please contact [email protected] 




COVIDSafe Event Information

University of Melbourne COVIDSafe event guidelines are in place for this event. All event attendees, staff and suppliers need to be vaccinated and prepared to show their vaccination certificate (or exemption). We require guests to comply at all times with Department of Health regulations as well as instructions, procedures and advice from University of Melbourne and Melbourne Connect event support staff.

Attendance at this event means that you agree to:

Complete a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home
Not come to the event if you are unwell, even with very mild symptoms
If you become unwell while attending the event, you will immediately notify event organizers then leave the event and follow University of Melbourne COVID-19 testing and notification advice including seeking medical advice and testing (available at University of Melbourne Health Service, T: 8344 6905)