Our professional workplaces and organisations are immersed in a momentum of change, requiring innovators and leaders who help shape the future of physiotherapy in Australia. This requires a transformation in our education strategies and professional communication practices. October 21 celebrates “back to the future” day, and the time discursive timeline of events of Marty McFly using Doc Browns time-jumping car. The trick is to be in control and plan to be ready for the future. Let us consider the skills and techniques needed to pick up momentum in digitally informed environments. How do we work, learn and communicate online? What do we need to understand in terms of digital scholarship? How do we cope with the influences of the internet on education and learning needs, and how do we grapple with communication avenues, information management and …..just keeping connected. Come back to the future as we talk about education and online learning, and see if you are prepared for the future!