DEX is the only conference in Australia that puts the practitioner at the front and centre.

Whether you’re managing a large complex intranet with zero budget, designing an innovative integrated digital workplace experience, or transforming your internal communications strategy, DEX will give you access to practitioners who’ve had a positive impact on their organisation’s digital employee experience.

From leading-edge trailblazers who are implementing AI, social comms strategies that are transforming culture, to home-made digital literacy training videos. Our speakers have been through the journey, shed the blood sweat and tears, and can share their successes (and failures!).

Learn from your colleagues. Grow your network. Be inspired.

Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney
19 October 2023 in person!

UTS Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007

Directions and Parking

The venue can be quite tricky to find. We recommend you:

  • Aim for the corner of Broadway and Jones Street.
  • Walk down Jones Street past building 11.
  • Make sure you enter Building 10 (entrance is opposite the greenery/park as shown in the map extract above).
  • Take the lift up to Level 7.


Other access & transport information:

  • Car park entrance is accessed from Thomas St (travelling west), with lift access to level 7.
  • Aerial is a 5-minute walk from Central Railway Station.
  • The airport is a 30-minute drive (allow for traffic).
  • Public buses run regularly to the City from Broadway.


In person conference

We’re desperate to have a proper face-to-face gathering, and we’re sure you are too!

10 outstanding sessions

Inspirational sessions sharing actionable insights, with a unique mix of experts and practitioners

International speakers

We’ll be bringing several international speakers to Australia, giving you the best insights the world has to offer

October 19

One day, one stream so you don’t miss anything
Informal drinks afterwards!


Time Session
8:45-9:00 Conference kick-off and welcome
9:00-9:45 Jamie Stokes – Cox Enterprises (USA)
From an Award-winning intranet to an Award-winning digital workplace
9:45-10:30 Laurel Dzneladze – LinkedIn (USA)
Building the foundation for digital and cultural transformation
10:30-11:00 Morning tea
11:00-11:45 Tanya Caruana – Bank of Montreal (Canada)
Transforming digital employee experience and increasing technology adoption from the ground up
11:45-12:30 Kimberley Morrison – Aurecon (Australia)
Create meaningful business impact with Power Platform
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:55 Nicole Watson and Kendall Travierso – Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Australia)
Building the runway as the plane is landing
13:55-14:20 Interview: Adrienne Tan – Brainmates (Australia)
Applying product management practices for a sustainable digital workplace
14:20-14:25 Stretch and move!
14:25-14:50 Kim Tunbridge – The NRMA (Australia)
Leading business transformation through digitally engaging employees’ hearts and minds
14:50-15:15 Mairian Gildea – CSL (Australia)
How CSL completed a major intranet merge with zero budget
15:15-15:45 Afternoon tea
15:45-16:10 Beth Ramshaw – Country Fire Authority (Australia)
Designing for the frontline
16:10-16:55 James Robertson – Step Two
Intranet and digital workplace governance
16:55-17:00 Wrapup and close
17:00-19:00 Informal drinks and networking


This event will be fully in-person, and we won’t be recording the sessions.
So we look forward to hanging out with you in Sydney!


Regular conference ticket



5% discount for groups
of 3 or more!


Price for Step Two Forum members

(Members: contact Rebecca Rodgers
for your sign-up link)


Get a year’s worth of learning and connections for NEW Step Two Forum sign-ups (or those who have lapsed for over 18 months):
Get a 20% discount on standard Forum pricing, plus a 20% discount on DEX 2023.
That’s a $670 saving — or more!

Join the Forum and use the code CONF20

Highlights from DEX 2019

(our last in-person conference before the pandemic!)

What attendees have said



Put DEX 2023 in your diary: 19 October 2023