Cutting-edge digital technology will take centre stage at South Australia’s newest annual event, launched by Premier Jay Weatherill.

Hybrid World Adelaide will have a hub at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct in Adelaide’s southern suburbs for five days from October 4.

It will showcase digital music, film, drones, group gaming classes, ‘how to’ classes, a trade show and development lab, attracting some of the brightest global minds and the next generation of tech pioneers.

Another addition to South Australia’s growing October events calendar, Hybrid World Adelaide aims to foster new ideas and attract new business to South Australia.

The State Government, through Events South Australia, is the founding and principal partner of Hybrid World Adelaide. The Adelaide Film Festival will manage and deliver the event, with strong links between the two, particularly in the area of screen technology.

The creative directors are leading Los Angeles-based digital pioneer Robert Tercek and Janet Gaeta, who created and ran the popular ABC gaming program Good Game.

They will curate ticketed and free events for both industry experts and the wider public – including a conference and a trade show where visitors can see and try the latest products before they are on the market.

Hybrid World Adelaide will utilise the ultra-fast internet provided through Adelaide’s participation in the GigCity initiative.

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