Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 Hunter Innovation Festival!

Hunter Innovation Festival 2024

Hosted by Hunter iF, the Hunter Innovation Festival is your gateway to a vibrant community of innovators and entrepreneurs. This October, Newcastle and the Hunter region will become a bustling hub of creativity and innovation. Join us as we build on the success of last year’s festival, which attracted over 700 attendees, and aim to welcome 1,000 participants this year!

Our mission is to unite passionate, intelligent minds to foster collaboration and influence. The 2024 Festival promises an array of exciting experiences, including acclaimed keynote speakers, curated presentations, engaging panel discussions, enlightening interviews, cutting-edge product demonstrations, hands-on workshops, dynamic exhibitors, and eye-catching displays.

For more information on the 2024 Hunter Innovation Festival visit our festival website:

Festival Highlights

The 2024 Hunter Innovation Festival features three cornerstone events:

  • Innovation Conference & Showcase: October 17
  • Innovation Roadshow: October 21-25
  • Innovation Ecosystem Action Summit: October 31

Festival Themes

Each year, Hunter iF surveys around 3,000 stakeholders to identify the pain points, opportunities, and dominant themes in our community. This year’s themes are:

  • Wellness at Work
  • Technology
  • Clean Energy
  • Advanced Manufacturing

“Wellness at Work” is a horizontal theme that intersects with the other three vertical themes. On October 17, we will explore sub-themes such as:

  • Raising capital through government, private, and crowdfunding
  • Innovation in health and education precincts
  • Talent acquisition and retention

Get Involved: Speaker Expressions of Interest

We invite you to be part of the 2024 Hunter Innovation Festival. If you’re passionate about sharing your insights, click below to complete our Speaker Expression of Interest form. Submissions are open until June 30.

Complete our Speaker EOI form

Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 Festival. Sponsoring the Hunter Innovation Festival offers unparalleled access to a dynamic audience of entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, educators, and policymakers.

By sponsoring, you’ll benefit from:

  • Access to influential entrepreneurs and industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities
  • Distinctive marketing and brand exposure
  • A platform to establish valuable contacts and boost sales
  • Alignment with a collaborative, dynamic, and inclusive event

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Alex Brennan at

Join us in October to contribute to and benefit from our booming innovation ecosystem. The 2024 Hunter Innovation Festival is the place to be for anyone passionate about the future of innovation!

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