About CreateWorld

We’re thrilled to announce that CreateWorld is back for another year and will be held at Griffith University’s Brisbane South Bank campus on 8-9 December, 2016.

CreateWorld is our 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academic and technical staff who work in the digital arts disciplines.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the tertiary education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

Call for Participation

Go to the Call for Participation page to learn even more, to explore options for participating in this year’s CreateWorld! Second round submissions now being accepted up until Monday 24 November at 5PM AEDT.


CreateWorld is aimed specifically at practitioners, academics, research teams, technical staff and students across the digital arts.

Sesssions include presentations on teaching and learning, new media work, performance, techniques and approaches in practice-led research fields including photography, cyber-arts, music, e-learning, film, animation and design.

CreateWorld is different to most academic conferences. Probably the best way to find out how is to listen to “The Three Professors” discuss CreateWorld 2008!

Keynote Speakers

Natalie RuskNatalie Rusk is a Research Scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she develops creative learning initiatives.

She is one of the creators of Scratch, a graphical coding language that enables young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, and games, and share them with others around the world in a creative online community.

Earlier in her career, she started the Computer Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where young people design projects with support from mentors—which now has sites in 20 countries, including four Clubhouses in Australia.

Recently, she has been inspired to meet the growing international community of educators and young people offering opportunities for others to learn coding for creative expression.

Adam JeffordAdam Jefford is the Head of Creative Industries at Pimpama State Secondary College and a past Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellow.

In 2016, Adam was awarded a Good Design Award (one of Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment programs) for Jump Start – a design thinking and social entrepreneurship program empowering school students to make a positive change in the world through design-led creativity and entrepreneurial endeavours.

Adam is passionate about opportunities to engage critically with contemporary learning experiences in Art & Design education in Queensland.

More to Come!

Find out more about the event using the links on the right-hand side of the page, and check back soon for more details about this year’s event.