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Shooting for Mobile

Discover how to capture incredible imagery on a device we all use everyday - your mobile phone. Photography is all about how you create an image, and less about your equipment. In this creative and feature packed workshop, you will discover how to capture incredible imagery on a device we all use everyday - your […]

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Creating enduring content in today's fast paced and on-demand world

Amanda Morrison will share her story, what's guided her decisions and how to navigate the future for film and content creation. In the increasingly cluttered and fragmented screen entertainment marketplace, Amanda Morrison at Komixx is creating content for the iGeneration who have grown-up with digital and mobile delivery of on-demand and linear programming. They are […]

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Sunrise Immersion *free*

Immerse (literally) in the Margaret River region with a sunrise sensory experience. Immerse (literally) in the Margaret River region with a sunrise sensory experience of the river that dives you deep into experiential tourism. Join journalist, author, Spice Mistress and river tragic, Sarina Kamini, on her daily river ritual. Understand the importance of water to […]

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Designing For Accessibility

Steve King, of Atlassian, will explore the ways in which we  can create more inclusive patterns of teamwork and collaboration for the 2.1 million working age people who identify as having a disability. How can we create more inclusive patterns of teamwork and collaboration? When we design workspaces, processes, software, systems and compliance to better inform, shape […]

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A Creative Couple Survival Guide 101

Grace Lam and Jason Capobianco chat with Leila Saba about needing a ‘sense of humour’ when they face the creative world together. Grace and Jason are big on having a ‘sense of humour’ when they face the creative world together. The types of topics they'll cover together in the discussion include... Where they each began, […]

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The Biodynamics of Story

A panel discussion exploring how to weave the biodynamics of Indigenous story into the modern context of culturally diverse Australia. Understanding the biodynamics of story means exploring the pre-story space. It means being curious about what environmental, cultural, gender, faith and physical preconditions contribute to our story origins. It means considering how these pre-story factors […]

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How To Think Like A Startup

Learn the core concepts of startup thinking with Nate Sturcke In partnership with the Plus Eight startup accelerator program (backed by Spacecubed) this workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts of startup thinking, specifically deep customer validation, rapid testing and building for scale.

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Tech & Film - Planning & Production

Get ready to launch into time, space and action with SpaceDraft. Planning for events, film shoots and video games can be fun and creative. SpaceDraft is a cloud-based web app that won WA's Startup of the Year prize for 2020. Founded by Perth girl Lucy Cooke, her team are building a world first real-time collaboration […]

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Co-Designing With The Customer

Melanie Wiese will walk you through the why and how of co-designing with customers. The premise Customer centricity is the new black. If you haven’t pivoted, transformed or centred your business around your customer, you’d better get a wriggle on. To get ahead of the competition, we’re told we are to find out what customers […]

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Ma-The Space Between

Musician and Curator Brian Ritchie will demonstrate and speak about the Japanese concept of Ma, or negative space. Musician and Curator Brian Ritchie will demonstrate and speak about the Japanese concept of Ma, or negative space. This is the space between notes in music, between lines in drawing and between objects. Ma relates to all […]

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Neighbourhood watch – is local the new global?

The Cultural Conversation Series investigates new areas of culture and the people and content it impacts. From the noisy clash of the State of Origin, to fiery debates over whose local café serves up the best flat white, the ties between community and Australian identity run deep. For some time now, unifying moments of disruption […]

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Rummaging Through Portfolios

Exploring a Pro's Analogue Photo Archive with Sam Harris Join international photographer Sam Harris as he takes you through an intimate and tactile look at the process that went into some of his most inspiring work. His collection of contact sheets, concept sketches, work prints and finished portfolio prints, reveals how he captured and edited […]

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The Spill – Youth & Community Engagement

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Resurgence - Exhibition of Emergence Past + Bubbles

The Resurgence exhibition celebrates the many wonderful & talented creative humans and their part in the Emergence movement. Emergence is more than festival, it's a movement. A purpose driven, passion ridden creative baby designed to get you a little vulnerable and a lot willing to look sidways at the world. The Resurgence exhibition celebrates the […]

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Announcing Soon

Incredible thought-leader and creative thinker to be announced soon!

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We Can't Say We Didn't Know… So what are you going to do about it?

Human Rights Watch researcher, author and former Four Corners reporter Sophie McNeill will speak about her journey from reporter to activist There’s no denying our planet is in danger and we urgently need to work together to make a safer, more equitable world. But when it all feels so insurmountable, where do you start? And […]

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Making Space for Difficult Conversations

This session invites three very different speakers from the arts, and tourism sectors to explore their approaches to truth telling. This session invites three very different speakers from the arts, and tourism sectors to explore their approaches to truth telling. Modes of storytelling will be discussed as an effective means to tackle issues that are […]

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Music Licensing for creative content

This workshop aims to unveil music licensing mysteries Have you ever been watching a film or your favourite television show, then suddenly you find yourself frantically trying to Shazam the song playing over that intense montage scene? Maybe you’re making a cuppa during the ad break and you suddenly hear an absolute bop that you […]

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Making Space for Connection & Effective Collaboration

A skills building and idea generation workshop to help participants uncover new opportunities for industry collaboration. A skills building and idea generation workshop to help participants uncover new opportunities for industry collaboration. An interactive session in which we will use design thinking and rapid ideation techniques to uncover potential new industry collaboration opportunities. The purpose […]

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Pitchcraft: An interactive workshop

A interactive workshop with industry leaders to develop your pitch skills How well do you sell yourself? Pitching yourself or your business is a skill that requires constant refinement. This Emergence session features: An interactive workshop to develop your pitch skills and learn from industry experts. Discover the finer points of presenting your case, whether […]

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Making Space in Work, Life, and Community

A panel discusson on building creative communities The panel will discuss topics related to building creative communities, sharing knowledge, collectivism, how great design doesn't need to be expensive and the importance of making space for diverse or underrepresented voices - Inclusivity, opportunity, outcomes rather than aesthetics.

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Keynote

Designing For Accessibility

Steve King, of Atlassian, will explore the ways in which we  can create more inclusive patterns of teamwork and collaboration for the 2.1 million working age people who identify as having a disability. How can we create more inclusive patterns of teamwork and collaboration? When we design workspaces, processes, software, systems and compliance to better inform, shape […]

Read More
Ma-The Space Between

Musician and Curator Brian Ritchie will demonstrate and speak about the Japanese concept of Ma, or negative space. Musician and Curator Brian Ritchie will demonstrate and speak about the Japanese concept of Ma, or negative space. This is the space between notes in music, between lines in drawing and between objects. Ma relates to all […]

Read More
Announcing Soon

Incredible thought-leader and creative thinker to be announced soon!

Read More
We Can't Say We Didn't Know… So what are you going to do about it?

Human Rights Watch researcher, author and former Four Corners reporter Sophie McNeill will speak about her journey from reporter to activist There’s no denying our planet is in danger and we urgently need to work together to make a safer, more equitable world. But when it all feels so insurmountable, where do you start? And […]

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Panel

A Creative Couple Survival Guide 101

Grace Lam and Jason Capobianco chat with Leila Saba about needing a ‘sense of humour’ when they face the creative world together. Grace and Jason are big on having a ‘sense of humour’ when they face the creative world together. The types of topics they'll cover together in the discussion include... Where they each began, […]

Read More
The Biodynamics of Story

A panel discussion exploring how to weave the biodynamics of Indigenous story into the modern context of culturally diverse Australia. Understanding the biodynamics of story means exploring the pre-story space. It means being curious about what environmental, cultural, gender, faith and physical preconditions contribute to our story origins. It means considering how these pre-story factors […]

Read More
Making Space for Difficult Conversations

This session invites three very different speakers from the arts, and tourism sectors to explore their approaches to truth telling. This session invites three very different speakers from the arts, and tourism sectors to explore their approaches to truth telling. Modes of storytelling will be discussed as an effective means to tackle issues that are […]

Read More
Making Space in Work, Life, and Community

A panel discusson on building creative communities The panel will discuss topics related to building creative communities, sharing knowledge, collectivism, how great design doesn't need to be expensive and the importance of making space for diverse or underrepresented voices - Inclusivity, opportunity, outcomes rather than aesthetics.

Read More

Workshops

Shooting for Mobile

Discover how to capture incredible imagery on a device we all use everyday - your mobile phone. Photography is all about how you create an image, and less about your equipment. In this creative and feature packed workshop, you will discover how to capture incredible imagery on a device we all use everyday - your […]

Read More
Creating enduring content in today's fast paced and on-demand world

Amanda Morrison will share her story, what's guided her decisions and how to navigate the future for film and content creation. In the increasingly cluttered and fragmented screen entertainment marketplace, Amanda Morrison at Komixx is creating content for the iGeneration who have grown-up with digital and mobile delivery of on-demand and linear programming. They are […]

Read More
How To Think Like A Startup

Learn the core concepts of startup thinking with Nate Sturcke In partnership with the Plus Eight startup accelerator program (backed by Spacecubed) this workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts of startup thinking, specifically deep customer validation, rapid testing and building for scale.

Read More
Tech & Film - Planning & Production

Get ready to launch into time, space and action with SpaceDraft. Planning for events, film shoots and video games can be fun and creative. SpaceDraft is a cloud-based web app that won WA's Startup of the Year prize for 2020. Founded by Perth girl Lucy Cooke, her team are building a world first real-time collaboration […]

Read More
Co-Designing With The Customer

Melanie Wiese will walk you through the why and how of co-designing with customers. The premise Customer centricity is the new black. If you haven’t pivoted, transformed or centred your business around your customer, you’d better get a wriggle on. To get ahead of the competition, we’re told we are to find out what customers […]

Read More
Neighbourhood watch – is local the new global?

The Cultural Conversation Series investigates new areas of culture and the people and content it impacts. From the noisy clash of the State of Origin, to fiery debates over whose local café serves up the best flat white, the ties between community and Australian identity run deep. For some time now, unifying moments of disruption […]

Read More
Rummaging Through Portfolios

Exploring a Pro's Analogue Photo Archive with Sam Harris Join international photographer Sam Harris as he takes you through an intimate and tactile look at the process that went into some of his most inspiring work. His collection of contact sheets, concept sketches, work prints and finished portfolio prints, reveals how he captured and edited […]

Read More
Music Licensing for creative content

This workshop aims to unveil music licensing mysteries Have you ever been watching a film or your favourite television show, then suddenly you find yourself frantically trying to Shazam the song playing over that intense montage scene? Maybe you’re making a cuppa during the ad break and you suddenly hear an absolute bop that you […]

Read More
Making Space for Connection & Effective Collaboration

A skills building and idea generation workshop to help participants uncover new opportunities for industry collaboration. A skills building and idea generation workshop to help participants uncover new opportunities for industry collaboration. An interactive session in which we will use design thinking and rapid ideation techniques to uncover potential new industry collaboration opportunities. The purpose […]

Read More
Pitchcraft: An interactive workshop

A interactive workshop with industry leaders to develop your pitch skills How well do you sell yourself? Pitching yourself or your business is a skill that requires constant refinement. This Emergence session features: An interactive workshop to develop your pitch skills and learn from industry experts. Discover the finer points of presenting your case, whether […]

Read More

Play / Networking

Opening Party

Start as you intend to continue. The Emergence opening party is invite only and provides dedicated anti-delegates the chance to ease their way in to the next two days of complete creative immersion. Start as you intend to continue. The Emergence opening party is invite only and provides dedicated anti-delegates the chance to ease their […]

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Morning Tea

Stretch, chat and muse over morning tea with refueling provided by Margaret River Roasting Co, Seven Seas Tea and the Supper Rd team. Stretch, chat and muse over morning tea with refueling provided by Margaret River Roasting Co, Seven Seas Tea and the Supper Rd team.

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Lunch

Take a walk, catch some winter sun or rug up inside with lunch provided by the Supper Rd team. Fancy a cheeky vino over lunch? Our friends at Howard Park Wines and Swings & Round Abouts have you covered. Take a walk, catch some winter sun or rug up inside with lunch provided by the […]

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Morning Tea

Stretch, chat and muse over morning tea with refueling provided by Margaret River Roasting Co, Seven Seas Tea and the Supper Rd team. Stretch, chat and muse over morning tea with refueling provided by Margaret River Roasting Co, Seven Seas Tea and the Supper Rd team.

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Lunch

Take a walk, catch some winter sun or rug up inside with lunch provided by the Supper Rd team. Fancy a cheeky vino over lunch? Our friends at Howard Park Wines and Swings & Round Abouts have you covered. Take a walk, catch some winter sun or rug up inside with lunch provided by the […]

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Closing Party

Don't miss the Emergence Closing Night at Colonial Brewing Co, Margaret River, where you'll be partying with our keynote and colab speakers. Don't miss the Emergence Closing Night at Colonial Brewing Co, Margaret River, where you'll be partying with our keynote and colab speakers. Tickets include entertainment and free drink on arrival. Savvy street food […]

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SATELLITE

Sunrise Immersion *free*

Immerse (literally) in the Margaret River region with a sunrise sensory experience. Immerse (literally) in the Margaret River region with a sunrise sensory experience of the river that dives you deep into experiential tourism. Join journalist, author, Spice Mistress and river tragic, Sarina Kamini, on her daily river ritual. Understand the importance of water to […]

Read More
The Spill – Youth & Community Engagement

Details coming soon Details coming soon

Read More
Resurgence - Exhibition of Emergence Past + Bubbles

The Resurgence exhibition celebrates the many wonderful & talented creative humans and their part in the Emergence movement. Emergence is more than festival, it's a movement. A purpose driven, passion ridden creative baby designed to get you a little vulnerable and a lot willing to look sidways at the world. The Resurgence exhibition celebrates the […]

Read More
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