EMERGENCE* IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL EVENT

OUR WORLD IS CHANGING. NEW CONVERSATIONS NEED TO HAPPEN. NEW VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD.

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.

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DAY-BY-DAY

_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.

ECOSYSTEM SUMMIT

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.

STARTUP SHOWCASE

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.

SOCIAL MIXER

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.

SUPPER PARTY

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 -

THE CONFERENCE CONVERSATION

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.

INDUSTRY DINNERS

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.

AFTER PARTY

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 -

WINERY ADVENTURE

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.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

GROW YOUR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

 World-leading research and insight is at your fingertips at _SOUTHSTART. We'll go beyond the headlines to unpack unique insights around emerging technologies: ethical concerns, the intersection between business and humanity - and more.

GATHER NEW COMRADES

'Networking' is a valuable skill. But you can experience that at any conference. At _SOUTHSTART, you'll go beyond networking; forming something even more valuable: meaningful connections to people in your industry vertical - and beyond.

CHALLENGE YOUR PERCEPTIONS

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.

EXPLORE EMERGING POSSIBIILITIES

Blockchain, AI, space, quantum... we'll make sense of it all. There are hundreds of pressing questions that need answering, and we're bringing together some of the brightest minds in the nation to solve them.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

HUMANS

We recognise the existence of a societal preference to push people into categories, and inherently ignore the fact that we are multi-faceted creatures - capable of wearing many hats, and walking many paths. So while we did delve into some broad categories above, we want to highlight that _SOUTHSTART welcomes anyone who has a curiosity to explore the unknown and a desire to learn, connect and grow. There is an underlying tone of innovation, leadership, business & investment. But the sub-tones which exist between the lines are vast - and applicable to all.

CREATORS

Are you currently on the journey to creating or growing a business? Thinking about embarking on it? Perhaps you simply enjoy the process of creation - however it is applied. We understand that being a pioneer can be a lonely ride, and often requires "just-in-time" education and resources that may be time consuming to source. At _SOUTHSTART, we will connect you to a wealth of tangible, ready-to-be-applied education & connections set to help you grow, exponentially. Whether you're looking for marketing, fundraising, sales, partnership, leadership support - or more. We've got your back!

INVESTORS

Are you an emerging or established investor, interested in connecting with some of the nation's leading early-stage investment opportunities? Or perhaps you're looking to connect with new investment trends, founder talent, and some of the nations leading investors - both angels and venture capitalists. From our Startup Showcase, to "Founders and Funders" conference stream, connection dinners and more - _SOUTHSTART provides the rare opportunity to help you grow as an investor.

LEADERS

At _SOUTHSTART, our top 5 "most common" roles held by our attendees include: CEO, Founder, Manager, Director & Student. Whether you're looking to grow your skills as a leader, or understand emerging industry trends -  we understand that leadership isn't a stand alone function, limited to simple industry definitions. At _SOUTHSTART, we combine personal and professional under the banner of our life - and provide you with the skills, networks & knowledge to grow alongside others. 

THINKERS

At _SOUTHSTART, we bring together thought leaders to share their dreams for a better future - backed by knowledge they've gathered through their unique explorations into the unknown. Whether you're an artist, chef, student, scientist, mental health worker, technologist or more - we welcome people from all works of life who share a common curiosity to challenge what we know, seek to discover what we don't and have conversations about how we can grow. Learning is a life-long adventure. Why not join us?

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