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First International Symposium on Digital Inequality and Social Change (ISDISC)

Theme: Bridging digital inequality for a better and inclusive society

Hosted by the University of Canberra, ISDISC aims to raise awareness and share knowledge on digital inequality and social change amongst researchers, practitioners and relevant policy makers through a range of exciting activities. The symposium is centred around research and practice that foster innovative tailored solutions to bridge the gap while promoting inclusiveness.

This symposium is intended to be a forum for scholars, practitioners and organisations who are interested in the digital inequality and social transformation influenced by technology to exchange ideas and collaborate with members of the wider community. We invite individuals to submit research articles, case studies, posters and research-in progress that address all interesting aspect of:

  • Digital Inequality studies and cases
  • Societal impact of technology
  • Practitioner insight and real-life case stories of DI and social impact

The symposium will be held physically at the University of Canberra (Building 2)  (See Map for Venue and Parking) in Bruce, ACT. Virtual attendance is available to participants who cannot travel to Canberra or attend physically.

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  • Keynote speakers by international scholars
  • Industry panel
  • Academic panel
  • Paper presentation (See Call for papers)
  • Poster competition (See Call for posters)
  • Academic workshop
  • Social events

Download the program schedule

Keynote speakers

The Hon Stuart Robert MP
The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
Paddy Nixon
Paddy Nixon
Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra
Tim Unwin
Tim Unwin
Shirley Gregor
Shirley Gregor
Professor Emerita, Australian National University
Robert Davison
Robert Davison
Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Rhonda Wilson
Rhonda Wilson
Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Important dates

Paper abstract submission 15 February 2022 
Notification of acceptance 25 February 2022
Poster submission 4 March 2022
Registration closes  20 March 2022
Symposium date 28-29 March 2022

Contact and submissions

You are cordially invited to submit your paper, poster or session/workshop organisation proposal.

For participants/authors who are hesitant to travel in the year 2022 due to COVID-19, a virtual presentation will be arranged.

For any questions or to submit your EOI to participate, please contact

Supported by:

UNESCO Chair logoFair Canberra LogoCanberra Innovation Network

Gold Sponsor