Thank you for joining us at Digital First 23

A Conference to Remember!

Causeis is proud to showcase Digital First 23, an unforgettable conference we held in Brisbane last July. We hope it left a lasting positive impact on all attendees. Digital First 23 sold-out and created a packed house proving to be a highly immersive experience.

Our three streams of digital, tech, and association strategy, featuring more than 30 exceptional presenters, set the stage for a truly unique gathering. The atmosphere was engaging and positive, with delegates immersed in a blend of networking, learning, and fun. The exchange of stories, thought-provoking questions, and countless opportunities for sharing innovative ideas made the event truly engaging.

As we reflect on the success of Digital First 23, our excitement for the future only grows stronger. We are thrilled to announce that Digital First 24 is already in the works. Together, we will continue to shape the future of associations.

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It was a great conference - well thought through, great content and speakers, engaging and relaxed. Well worth the trip; I will be keen to come again.

- Antonia

Thank you so much for putting on such a wonderful conference! It was so insightful, and I have come back to work invigorated with so many ideas. Will be making small changes that hopefully have a big impact...And next year I will bring a colleague or two so that we can learn together. Thanks again.

- Kate

The keynote speakers were all different but all interesting. My only gripe is there was so much content that it was hard to remember it all. Thanks for providing the slides. I took notes, now I just need to marry the two together. Thanks for putting on this conference. Causeis staff - you did a fabulous job - well done. I hope you are celebrating and doing high-fives (now that you have recovered!!)

- Kathryn

Thank you for an amazing conference. So many high-value tracks at the same time, it was difficult to choose!

- Eline

Watch our highlights reel from Digital First 23 

Discover what made Digital First 23 so incredible by watching our highlights reel. 



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We couldn't have held this event without the support of over 30 industry thought-leaders and experts.
With inspiring keynotes from Xero, Beaumont People, MATES in Construction and Amy Efstathis. 

Conference Keynotes

Lucas Finch

Global Director of Wellbeing, Xero

Nick Thompson

CEO, MATES in Construction

Amy Efstathis

Head of Partnerships, Code Like a Girl

Association Executives

Toni Brearley, CAE


Danielle Kacmar

Membership & Engagement Manager, ADA

Jess Donati

Membership Manager, Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW)

Vicki Mayo, CMM

Chief Executive Officer, LG Professionals NSW

Eithne Irving

Deputy CEO & General Manager, Advocacy Media and Professional Services, Australian Dental Association

In Person International Speakers

Jim Newcombe

Senior Account Executive, OpenWater

Brandi Barber

Director of Consulting Services, CSI

James Harrison

Senior Consultant, Visual Antidote

Douglas Morris

Founder & CPO, CSI

Tech & Digital Thought-Leaders

Paul Ramsbottom

Managing Director, ASI Asia Pacific

Michelle Lelempsis

Managing Director, Causeis

Tony Maguire

Regional Director at D2L Australia and New Zealand

David Wiebe

Director, Information Architect at Robinson Ryan

Glen Luttrell

Senior Solutions Engineer, D2L Australia

Rebecca White

Queensland Agency Director, Revium

Gemma Jamison

Community Services, Higher Logic

Allison Rose

Senior Trainer, Advanced Solutions International

International Virtual Speakers

Kunal Johar

CTO, OpenWater

Mark Lowry

President & CRO, Association Analytics

Randy Richter

Director of Technology Solutions, ATS

David Jovel

Director of Sales, Higher Logic

Bill Conforti

Associations Analytics

Causeis Industry Experts

Travis Campbell

Director of Consulting Services, Causeis

Ash Hunt, CiA, CiP

Senior Solutions Consultant, Causeis

Alicia Wood

Project Administrator , Causeis

Cassandra Leckie

Implementation Consultant, Causeis

Rebecca Delahaye

Business Development Manager, Causeis

Conrad Henley-Calvert

Service Delivery Manager, Causeis

Campbell Thomson

Account Manager, Causeis

Sam Newport

UI/UX Digital Consultant, Causeis

Participating Thought-Leaders

Thank you to all the presenters, tech partners, industry leaders and association leaders. What an incredible knowledge and expertise you shared with Digital First 23 delegates. 

With thanks to our presenters and partners.


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Proudly Presented by Causeis

Digital First 23 was proudly presented by Causeis, your association's digital transformation partner.
Causeis is the most trusted and awarded digital consulting partner for associations in Asia Pacific. Combined with unmatched experience and supported by global technology solutions, we are ready to deliver your entire digital roadmap to enable your growth and member experience.
Our work improves the lives of over 300,000+ members globally.
We are more than technology consultants. We live and breathe associations, as we’ve all worked in not-for-profits. We are the developers of the Digital Academy for Associations, and we have trained 100's associations in digital association strategy here and around the world.
We are the recipient of the SmartCompany Smart50 list, Smart50 Workplaces and ASI Global iMIS Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. 

It's Time to Drive your Growth

Everything associations need is here at Causeis. Experts. Peers. Inspiration. Unbiased and actionable guidance.
Make the most of your association's digital transformation journey. Consider joining us at Digital First 24.