About the Technology Safety Summit

WESNET is hosting the 4th Technology Safety Summit, to bring together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women.

The virtual Tech Summit 2022 will bring together sector and corporate leaders working with or supporting victim-survivors of technology-facilitated abuse in their use of technology, and their journeys in finding ways to harness technology to improve services with a domestic and family violence lens.

This year’s topics will focus on trending issues of technology-facilitated abuse in the context of domestic and family violence, as well as emerging technologies addressing the intersection of technology, privacy and violence against women.

Join us in exploring the ways technology and its uses are still evolving, and what happens when it intersects with intimate partner violence and other forms of gender-based violence.


About the Structure

The 4th Tech Summit is going virtual. Held over three days, the Tech Summit will include a range of plenary and other sessions exploring relevant topics on the intersection of Technology and Violence Against Women. Scroll down for a peek at the draft program.

All live sessions will have closed captions and Auslan sponsored by Women with Disabilities Australia.

Who is it for?

The Tech Summit is for anyone interested in the intersection between technology and violence against women and is relevant for frontline workers, police, lawyers and other legal professionals, policymakers, researchers, and technologists interested in the intersection of technology, privacy, security and violence against women. Attendees have the opportunity to engage and build relationships across relevant sectors, supporting knowledge sharing and collaboration to address technology-facilitated abuse.


Keynote Speakers

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Joanna Knox, Product Excellence & Incubation Executive, Telstra
  • Nicole Lee, Survivor Advocate
  • Erica Olsen, Director, Safety Net Project, NNEDV
  • Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures, Macquarie University

The MC for this year’s Tech Summit is Louise Pascale

Session speakers include:

  • Omaim Al-Baghdadi, Western Sydney University
  • Nicole Ashcroft, Uber
  • Karen Bentley, CEO of WESNET
  • Sarah Biordi, WESNET
  • Joanna Colautti, WESNET
  • Libbi Cunnington, Women with Disabilities Australia
  • Dr Molly Dragiewicz, Griffith University
  • Martijn Grooten, Coalition Against Stalkerware
  • Dr Diarmaid Harkin, Deakin University
  • Dr Mary Iliadis, Deakin University
  • Amelia Klein, Financial Abuse Legal Service NSW
  • Robert Merkel, Monash
  • Julie Oberin AM, National Chair of WESNET
  • Justine Rowe, Telstra
  • A/Prof Michael Salter, UNSW
  • Julie Sarkozi, Women’s Legal Service QLD
  • Cindy Southworth, Meta
  • Caroline Wall, Commonwealth Bank
  • Dr Delanie Woodlock, Monash
  • Samantha Yorke, Google
  • and more
Check out the draft program


Take a look at the draft program

We have an exciting line up of speakers for the 4th Tech Summit.

Hope to see you there!

Check out the draft program

Registration Fees


Standard Pricing

$599GST incl.
  • For tickets purchased on or after 01 September 2022
  • Standard

Standard Pricing

$499GST incl.
  • For tickets purchased on or after 01 September 2022
  • Wesnet Members


*Special Note for WESNET Members: All financial WESNET Members (both full and associate) are entitled to a 20% discount on tickets. Please call the office on 1800WESNET or email the event coordinator using our contact form for your promo code.

Three-day conference registrations include:

  • Three-Day conference ticket access for one person to all conference sessions (Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 of September 2022)
  • Recording of all sessions

Please note that registration is one per person. The session links cannot be used by more than one person.

If you are Media, please contact us separately prior to purchasing your ticket.

If you have any questions, please contact the Safety Net team on 1800 WESNET (1800 937 638) or email us.


Cancellation and Alteration Policy

All alterations or cancellations must be made in writing and will be acknowledged by post or e-mail. Notification should be sent to:

WESNET Event Manager

PO BOX 469

Bendigo VIC 3552

Or email the Safety Net Australia Team