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2024 Tropical Innovation Festival

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Welcome to #TIF2024

Join us in Cairns, where world-heritage listed rainforest meets a world-heritage listed reef for the fourth Tropical Innovation Festival this June 2024.

Discover what all the buzz is about!

The Tropical Innovation Festival is a week-long innovation festival with a difference, and while it may sound cliche to say that there is something for everyone – our “choose your own adventure” style program has contributed to last year’s attendees rating the event 4.73 / 5 ⭐ with 100% of survey respondents saying they were glad they came. 🙌

The festival takes place at the Novotel Oasis Resort in Cairns, Queensland and includes the world-exclusive experience of a dedicated innovation event aboard a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef.

In June, it will be warm in Cairns with lower humidity – meaning #TIF2024 is the perfect time to visit our region if you’re an entrepreneur, innovator, investor or looking to infuse innovation into your business or organisation.

#TIF2024 Themes: Resilience. Relationships. Relativism.

This year's festival theme is Resilience, Relationships, and Relativism. A framework for rich, thought-provoking conversations and collaborations both on and off the stage.

Sharing the magical power of resilience

Cairns and Far North Queenslanders faced a tough cyclone season, dealing with significant challenges. As we re-build, resilience, collaboration and innovation are key. #TIF2024 brings session celebrating hard work, inspiring perseverance and environmental protecting injecting some magic into our community and ecosystem.

Valuing relativism for practical solutions

Genuine authenticity and unreserved candour shine through discussions led by a mix of seasoned speakers and fresh voices in a super relaxed environment. This element of #TIF2024 emphasises context-dependent solutions, valuing diverse perspectives for unique, adaptable problem-solving and opportunity identification strategies.

In crafting the festival, we recognise diverse attendee goals. Our on-stage sessions are shorter than traditional conferences, allowing speakers to feature multiple times.

Fostering relationships for innovation success

The festival provides ample opportunity to cultivate strong relationships between individuals, organisations, government entities and ecosystems. Take advantage of the networking events at #TIF2024, featuring full catering with breakfast, lunch and canapes to support socialising and sharing between the amazing attendees and speakers.

Ticket Releases

  • 2023 SPECIAL - SOLD OUT 
  • PRELAUNCH SPECIAL - Until 9am 29th February, 2024 
  • LAUNCH SPECIAL - Until 9am 29th March, 2024 
  • SUPER EARLY BIRD - Until 9am 12th May, 2024 
  • EARLY BIRD - Until 9am 31st May, 2024 
  • FULL PRICE - From 31st May, 2024 

* Limited number of GOLD tickets 

What ticket should you get? 


Gold Tickets (75% sold)  

For the complete #TIF2024 experience! 🌊 - Limited Numbers

Monday

Funding Founders *

Ecosystem Enablers Masterclass **

Tuesday

Innovators on the Reef ~ a world-exclusive full-day conference on the Great Barrier Reef including keynotes, panels, pitches and learning labs

Exclusive networking

Welcome party

Wednesday & Thursday

Fully catered conference including speakers, AMA sessions, drop in sessions, pitching and networking.

After-hours networking

Wellbeing sessions (yoga and zumba)

After-party celebration

  *  Founders only. Registration required.
**  Registration required.

Silver Tickets

For full conference access. 🚀

Monday

Funding Founders *

Ecosystem Enablers Masterclass **

Tuesday

Welcome party

Wednesday & Thursday

Fully catered conference including speakers, AMA sessions, drop in sessions, pitching and networking

After-hours networking

Wellbeing sessions (yoga and zumba)

After-party celebration

  *  Founders only. Registration required.
**  Registration required.

After Hours Pass

For locals who just want to party (and network)! 🎉

Monday

Networking function

Tuesday

Welcome party

Wednesday & Thursday

After-hours networking

Water Zumba

After-party celebration

Other Ticketed Events

Monday 17th June 

Deep Dive into Indigenous Innovation  

YES Student Summit (Primary School)

Innovation Ecosystem Enablers Masterclass (PM) 

Inspiring young innovators educator’s workshop   

Deadly Coders

Tuesday 18th June  

Tropical Innovation Festival Welcome Function  

Deep Dive into Innovation for Small Business 

YES Student Summit (High School)

Deadly Coders


Explore the Tropical Innovation Festival Website HERE

With thanks to our major partners Advance Queensland | Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur | Cairns Regional Council


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