JOIN US FOR 4 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS & ENDLESS POSSIBILITY
_SOUTHSTART EMERGENCE* is your chance to learn and grow beyond the existing bounds of your reality, engage with pioneering minds, adventure to leading locations and walk away a better you. Over a 4-day calendar of dinners, conversations, masterclasses & other interactive activations - we will gather leading national and global voices to break down societal barriers and help foster the networks, skills and knowledge required to grow - exponentially. Whether it’s from stage, over drinks, at dinners or at one of the world’s most majestic wine regions we’ll engage in the conversations we need to have, with the people we need to hear from.
_SOUTHSTART EMERGENCE* can be enjoyed in many ways. To enjoy the full experience, we recommend attending as many as you can. But at the heart and sole of the festival, stands “The
Conference Conversation”. This is where you will collide with other humans from all walks of life and open your mind to a wealth of conversations - whether that be keynotes, panels, activations & some less structured serendipity.
DAY 1 -
MASTERCLASSES AT STONE & CHALK, LOT FOURTEEN - SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S INNOVATION PRECINCT.
For those of you looking to strengthen your marketing & storytelling skills, we have put together a day of deep-dive learning covering a wealth of marketing functions - from PR, to Social Media, to advertising. Whether you’re currently working in this field and looking for professional development opportunities, a student looking to up skill before entering the career market, or a founder seeking to grow awareness of your business - this day will help you.
DAY 2 -
MASTERCLASSES AT THE NATIONAL WINE CENTRE
Are you looking to create or grow a startup? Or develop yourself as a leader? Expand your horizons and immerse yourself in this intensive masterclass program, set to educate, inspire and launch you into a future rich with knowledge and new ways of thinking. Over the course of the day, you will learn new skills (and refine your existing ones), and get up close and personal with leaders who can help you beyond the classroom.
BRIGHT IDEAS YOUTH SUMMIT (Closed Event - In Partnership with The University of Adelaide and Future Anything)
It's time to awake from our screens and discover the power that lies within our human capability. Over the course of the morning, we will bring together leading creators, connectors & brilliant minds to delve into stories collected from their exploration into the unknown. Brought to you by Australia's leading impact & innovation festival, we will encourage South Australia's bright, young minds to be the change that is needed to walk into a bright future.
This is a call to arms to Australia’s Innovation ecosystem leaders. We know that you understand, on a deep level, the importance of nurturing the startup community. When someone abandons stability for the uncertain world of entrepreneurialism, you don’t just see risk; you appreciate their tenacity. But you’re also aware that the road ahead might be incredibly difficult - filled with tiring, often thankless work. Know that we’re here to support you, encourage you, be your testing ground for radical new ideas, or to simply just listen. We’ll help connect you with others that feel the same way, too. Join us to celebrate where we've been, and workshop a future where we move forward together.
We have partnered with Innovation Bay to bring together several of Australia's leading early-stage startups - and the investors who want to fund them - for a very special pitch event. Please note that this event is for active or prospective investors only.
Opening night drinks! Join us - we're bringing together the curious, the daring and the brilliant to share their visions for a future we deserve. During sunset at Lot Fourteen's newest bar and cafe, Community, we’ll get to know each other before heading to the Supper Party, and the conference the following day.
We're taking over Golden Boy and Africola for one special night to remember. It'll be hard to forget the year that was 2020: bushfires, a global pandemic, an economic crisis... events outside of our control forced many of us to change our relationships with eachother, and take a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks of the tools we use to connect when we can't be together physically. 'Zoom fatigue' is now part of the lexicon. But things are looking up. So we think it's time for us all to come together in South Australia, for an EMERGENCE* Festival Supper Party! We invite you to come together to enjoy some of the nation's best food and drink, alongside some of the world's most interesting, curious people. Step away from your screen, and join us in this unique opportunity to come together for a night of connection and celebration. Space is limited - so please don't hesitate. We want to celebrate with you.
DAY 3 -
Join us for a full day of learning, connection and inspiration as we explore the intersection of technology and humanity. Learn from 70+ speakers from across Australia (and further afar) who are paving their way in the world. Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, creatives, field experts and other curious minds, to foster the networks, skills and knowledge required to move forward through these times, together. Expect to hear conversations about topics that aren't always easy to talk about. We'll dive deep into the topics that affect us all (and our collective future), and we want you to be a part of it.
Let us wine and dine you. Join us for an inspiring (and delicious) night across your favourite venues on Peel Street and other locations in Adelaide's West End. You'll be joined by our esteemed speaker lineup from a range of different industries, as well as your fellow festival attendees.
In South Australia, we're allowed to dance! Much of the world can't say the same right now... so let's make the most of it. This year's After Party will be at The Lab (on Light Square), Adelaide's newest multi-genre music and arts venue. It's part of Light - an innovative multi-level project that includes a live performance space, restaurant, cafe and more. The Lab is a digitally immersive space, lined with 50-square-metres of LED video screens – perfect for Australia's brightest minds to meet, connect and share their ideas for the future. Let's dance.
DAY 4 -
South Australia is responsible for almost half of Australia’s wine production. It's also home to some of the most beautiful regions, historic estates and the oldest vines in the country. We invite you to unwind from the week that was, and enjoy the best SA has to offer in this exclusive winery experience in the Barossa Valley - including the iconic Seppeltsfield and other leading locations.