/NEW is a celebration of all things technology, uniting the most innovative thinkers and passionate techies that are building a brighter future for the Hunter.

/NEW is Newcastle’s biggest technology conference. Running in 2024 for its second year, the two-day conference aims to celebrate the vibrant Newcastle technology scene and give technology professionals in the area access to upskilling and networking locally.

In 2024, /NEW will be held on the 15th and 16th of May, at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle. /NEW showcases fantastic Keynotes, a line-up of speakers from Newcastle and beyond, panel discussions, workshops, and ample networking opportunities.

Our roots

This conference is organised for technology professionals by technology professionals and aims to represent everything Newcastle; from the large enterprise-level organisations to the home-grown local businesses and everything in between.

Our inaugural conference /NEW conference in 2023 was a hugely successful launch of the conference. The two-day event was sold out with a maximum capacity of 350, and we have plans to expand on that in 2024.

Newcastle is a hidden gem with a thriving technology community. With a range of technology meetups running monthly in the city, the tech ecosystem is highly connected. With an ever-increasing remote workforce in the city, fostering a thriving Newcastle tech ecosystem has never been more critical or more possible, and we’re delighted to create the space to form and strengthen connections.

Meet the team

/NEW is an event for the community by the community. Our organising team has given their time and expertise to make this event a reality.  Our organising team members are: 

  • Sarah Frazer // Head of Operations // NewyTechPeople
  • Tracey Hamilton // Founder & Chief Transformation Officer // Moveo Global
  • Cole Cornford // Director // Galah Cyber
  • Jonathan Milgate // Chief Technology Officer // Camplify
  • Klee Thomas // Software Developer // Atlassian
  • William Fardell // Media Production Specialist // Greentree Media
The /NEW_23 organising committee. From left to right: Adrienne Donnelly, Cole Cornford, Jonathan Milgate, Sarah Frazer and Jodi Stapleton.


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