2018 State Awards

Each year the Pearcey Foundation holds state awards and we hope you will attend the events in your capital city and connect with local industry. Nominations can be submitted at anytime. Contact YWRtaW5AcGVhcmNleS5vcmcuYXU= and check the State Awards pages.

State Date (2018) Event
WA 15 June (Fri)

Awarded to Dr Mark Andrich as part of the  WAITTA Incite Awards gala dinner.

SA 28 Aug (Tue) In conjunction with the ACS SA Branch Forum. To be held at SAHMRI, North Terrace in Adelaide
Vic 28 Aug (Tue)

Part of a special Pearcey Day with the Victorian Government's Digital Innovation Festival.

ACT 4 Sep (Tue) In conjunction with ACS Canberra
Tas 4 Oct (Thu) In conjunction with ACS and Tasmanian Disruptor Award finalists. Details to be announced soon
Qld 10 Oct (Wed) Gala dinner in conjunction with ACS, AIPM, AISA, APSco, ICSC, IIBA, ISACA, ITFGC, ITSMF, SIBA and WiT.
NSW 1 Nov (Thu) In conjunction with ACS NSW to be held at Sydney Startup Hub, 11-31 York Street, Sydney

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2018 National Awards

The Pearcey Medal, Pearcey Hall of Fame and Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award will be held as part of the ACS National Disruptors Award program, 1 November 2018 at Melbourne's MCEC

We are delighted that Data61 (CSIRO) once again is sponsoring the Pearcey Medal and Pearcey Hall of Fame Awards program.

Special Heritage Event

The Pearcey Foundation is holding a special Heritage Event at 3pm on Friday 7th September 2018 at Federation University in Ballarat. The event is entitled Celebrating the Past; Informing the Present; Inspiring the Future.

Date 7th September 2018
Time 3.00pm - 5.30pm

Level 1, Building K, Federation University, Albert Street, Ballarat



For more information, please see Ballarat Heritage Event.

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