THE CONVERGENCE IS COMING.

HUMANS . IMPACT . TECHNOLOGY .

15-22 NOV 2019 / ADELAIDE_AUSTRALIA

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE (BUT NOT FOR LONG!)

WHERE HUMANS AND MACHINES CREATE TOMORROW, TODAY.

8 DAYS. 4 NIGHTS.

_southstart is a gathering of the makers, doers and entrepreneurs of Australia and beyond. It’s not a conference. It’s a convergence. Of humans, impact and technology. Focused on the future. On the emergence of technologies that, although still nascent, are set to explode and redefine our future.

15+ VENUES.

10+ TRACKS.

100+ SPEAKERS.

WORKSHOPS. KEYNOTES. PANELS. DINNERS. PARTIES. SPACE / IMPACT / CYBER / SOCIAL ENTERPRISE / ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / CREATIVE INDUSTRIES / AGTECH / BLOCKCHAIN.

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We connect 1000+ curious minds to foster the networks, skills and knowledge required to move forward through the exponential era, together. You can expect to be inspired by minds from Israel, China, US + more, paving their way at companies like Google, Youtube, Blackbird & The Australian Space Agency.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's SouthStart festival to connect, learn and share our work and mission at Humanitix. Exploring how we as a society navigate this next era of rapid technological growth to benefit the planet and its inhabitants will be the legacy of our generation.”

Adam McCurdie Co-Founder at Humanitix.

"We're delighted to be partnering with _southstart to integrate Pledge 1% into the festival and we're thrilled Southstart itself has joined the Pledge 1% movement."

Mark Reading Head of the Atlassian Foundation

MEET OUR FAM

Meet some of the amazing humans who made SouthStart awesome last year.

Sumen Rai

Defense SA / Manager Defence Science & Technology
Samantha Wong

Partner / Blackbird Ventures
Pam Melroy

Director of Space Technology and Policy / Nova Systems
Alan Jones

Entrepreneur-in-Residence / muru-D
John Henderson

Partner / AirTree Ventures
Tobi Pearce

Founder - CEO / Sweat
Katrina Donaghy

Co-Founder - Co-CEO / Civic Ledger
Michael J Biercuk

Founder - CEO / Q-CTRL
Flavia Tata Nardini

Co-Founder - CEO / Fleet Space
Cameron Adams

Co-Founder - CPO / Canva
Tony Clark

Co-Founder & MD / Rising Sun
Fang Chen

Group Leader / Data61
Greg Cross

Chief Business Officer / Soul Machines
Sarah Jane Pell

Artist Astronaut; Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) / Monash University
Jay Samit

Serial Disruptor & Bestselling Author / Jaysamit.com
"I was able to make valuable connections and new friends. As first-timer to Adelaide, I know now why I want to return"

Julie Trell Head of global at muru-d

"Loved spending time at South Start. Discussed some huge ideas and met many great Australian founders all in the one place. The level of ambition was stratospheric and the energy in the community palpable. We'll be back for sure."

John Henderson Partner at Airtree Ventures

“SouthStart was an amazing week. It feels sad to leave. For the first time in more than a decade I feel proud of my country”

Lewis Horne CEO / CTO at Uniti Electric Car

"“The setting was world class. You could feel this energy in the room.”"

Andre Eikmeier CEO / Founder at Good Human

“Wine, tech and talent. SouthStart is now firmly the leading technology gathering in Australia.”

Antony Ceravolo Founder / CEO at Sine

“SouthStart is not a conference for Adelaide. It is a celebration of Australian talent and success stories and a mandate to open the conversation for change.”

Michelle Perugini CEO / Co-Founder at Life Whisperer

"SouthStart was smart: delivering surprise, synergy, and spunk with a world-class speaker line, SA hospitality and engaging a savvy, hungry audience"

Sarah Jane Pell Artist Astronaut

“All the team at SouthStart did an amazing job of making me feel welcome in their city, and the event itself was one of the most organised I've had the privilege of being involved in.”

Cameron Adams CPO / Co-Founder at Canva

COME JOIN US.

GET OFFLINE. BE HUMAN.

Join us in beautiful South Australia. Deep tech / amazing lifestyle / outstanding food / world class wine. Meet your co-conspirators, learn incredible things and recharge your batteries (in the home of the world's largest).

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BUY YOUR (EARLY BIRD) CONFERENCE PASS

Like a crackerjack surprise, you may not know what you're going to get, but you've been to the bottom of the box before. We're your fam - we wouldn't do wrong by you - your trust is rewarded with this one-time price. Make your future self proud!

STUDENT

$59

• ACCESS TO 2-DAY CONFERENCE AT ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
• OVER 40 SPEAKERS ACROSS MAIN STAGE / SIDE STREAMS / WORKSHOPS
• DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO OTHER FESTIVAL ACTIVATIONS

GENERAL ADMISSION

$249

• ACCESS TO 2-DAY CONFERENCE AT ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
• OVER 40 SPEAKERS ACROSS MAIN STAGE / SIDE STREAMS / WORKSHOPS
• DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO OTHER FESTIVAL ACTIVATIONS

VIP

$1299

• GA TICKET INCLUSIONS + FOOD & DRINKS
• INVITATION TO PRIVATE LOT FOURTEEN EVENT
• INVITATION TO SPEAKER LUNCHES + DINNERS (GOLDEN BOY / D'ARENBERG CUBE + MORE)

FOOD. WINE. GOOD TIMES.

Last Year? Yeah, it was goooOOod...

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