23rd Annual WiT Awards - The Show Must Go On!

  • 09 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online Virtual Extravaganza
  • 700


  • prices include GST

    Corporate Tables:
    -Access for 10 guests
    -Logo recognition on table
    -Listing WiT Awards Twitter List
    -WiT newsletter recognition
  • prices include GST
  • prices include GST
  • prices include GST


You are invited to attend the 23rd Annual WiT Virtual Awards Gala for 2020.  Join us as we celebrate the achievements of amazing women working in technology and science.

Your MC

Dr Joel Gilmore is a physicist and energy expert, providing advice to industry and government on transitioning Australia to a low emissions future.  He's also a passionate science communicator and performer, including co-host of Food Lab on SBS where he talks about the science and technology of cooking.  In his spare time, he teaches swing dancing, learns musical instruments and travels the world - 54 countries so far!

Your Keynote for the evening

Professor Tanya Monro FAA FTSE FOSA FAIP, Australia's Chief Defence Scientist

Professor Tanya Monro, commenced as Chief Defence Scientist in March 2019 and was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation and an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow at the University of South Australia.

Professor Monro was inaugural Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) from 2008 to 2014 and inaugural Director for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Bio Photonics (CNBP) at the University of Adelaide. Her research is in the field of photonics, with a focus on sensing, lasers and new classes of optical fibres.

Professor Monro obtained her PhD in physics in 1998 from The University of Sydney, for which she was awarded the Bragg Gold Medal for the best Physics PhD in Australia. In 2000, she received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton in the UK, and is also an inaugural Bragg Fellow of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).

Prof Monro is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). She is member of the Board of the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Her awards include: the Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year (2008), South Australian Scientist of the Year (2010), South Australia's Australian of the Year (2011), and the Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research (2015) and she is the 2019 SA winner of the Australian Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

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