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WIC Women in ICT – 2023 Annual Dinner Debate – Hotel Realm

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Get excited for the WIC 2023 Annual Dinner Debate – 17 November 2023

WIC 2023 Annual Dinner Debate – 17 November 2023 – Hotel Realm

17 November 2023 – Dinner starts at 7:00pm – Pre-dinner drinks from 6:00pm

Join us for our iconic annual event – the WIC Annual Dinner Debate at Hotel Realm.

Our debate evening is the highlight event in the ICT Industry and for the second time in 2023 we are celebrating efforts to support the advancement of women in our community and in particular recognising the fantastic achievements of women in the ICT industry.

Debate Topic: AI – the human race is doomed

In addition to the awards, six of Canberra’s ICT leaders will battle it out in a light-hearted dinner debate on the night around the topic: ‘AI – the human race is doomed’.

Our debaters include Gen Fields (ServiceNow), Emily Curlewis (Zepto), Belinda Duffy (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Darren Menachemson (ThinkPlace), Mike Webb (Commonwealth Treasury and 2022 WIC Male Champion of Change recipient) and Dominique Narciso Kim (The Dominique Narciso Company).

This year our debate will be moderated by Tracey Spicer AM.

Tracey is a multiple Walkley Award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News.


  1. Gen Fields – ServicesNow
  2. Emily Curlewis – Zepto
  3. Belinda Duffy – DFAT
  4. Darren Menachemson – Thinkplace
  5. Ben Lamont – AFP
  6. Dominique Narciso

Full list of awards

  • WICked Woman of the Year Award
  • WIC Defying Gravity Award
  • WIC Male Champion of Change Award
  • Kate Muir Student Encouragement Award
  • Raw Magic Award
  • NextGen ICT Award

MEMBERS ONLY: All WIC members are entitled to use a discount code for reduced price tickets. Please keep an eye out for the next newsletter, which will contain the code or contact WIC at info@wic.org.au

Accommodation discount code

To take advantage of the discount, guests can follow the links to make a reservation. Enter the booking code EVENT in order to receive the 15% discount.


Alternatively, please call or email our Central Reservations team and advise which hotel you would prefer to book and quote the code EVENT.

+61 2 6163 1888

A valid credit card is required to secure your reservation.
No rooms are being held aside, all reservations are subject to availability.
EVENT discount is only available in general room types – not available for apartments and penthouses.
– All promotional/discounted rates are subject to availability and may be closed at any time. If the EVENT discount is no longer available, rates will be quoted at the best available rate.
The EVENT discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional/discounted rates or packages.


November 17
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Event Category:


WIC – Women in ICT


Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit
Barton, ACT 2600 Australia
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