This March, the iconic Margaret River region becomes a creative playground for one of the world’s most inspiring “anti-conferences”. 3 days of shot-in-the-arm keynotes, hands-on workshops, incredible pop-ups and satellite events, led by a gathering of the best local and international creative professionals in their fields.

Each year marketers, content-makers, innovators, futurists, leaders and artists across music, film, advertising, photography, digital, experiential and visual arts come to Emergence to collaborate and share knowledge in a unique brains trust.  Whether it’s ideas, inspiration, networking, industry insights or emerging trends you’re after, The Emergence Creative Festival brings it all together in a wild few days.


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2020 theme:
Human Connection in a Post-Digital World

The Digital Revolution peaked over a decade ago.  This is now the age of experience.  But is our digital attachment as consumers and businesses, detaching us from the human experience?

In a world of A.I. drones, deepfakes and the deep web, how much do brands & organisations value tangible human connection and how do they foster it?

Our keynotes will share their journeys and experiences, exploring how they – and we –  can harness the benefits of new tech, dodge the pitfalls and connect as people in a post-digital landscape.



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Join @andrewhoyne at Emergence 2020! @hoynedesign are considered global thought leaders on place branding and place making, working with major international stakeholders to create recognisable landmarks and destinations. Andrew developed a profound belief in the power of place, which led him to produce the book series The Place Economy. Find out more on Andrew and the work he does via link in bio ✌🏼 ...

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A big welcome to Claire Davidson to the Emergence 2020 line-up! Claire is the creative lead at Facebook Creative Shop, Asia Pacific. Having a career which has spanned ad agencies, production companies, art galleries, start-ups and industry press, she has established herself as a leading figure across Australia and Asia’s advertising and media industry. Head to the link in bio for more info on Claire 🙌🏼 ...

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We’re excited to welcome @thisisdavebowman to the 2020 speaker line-up! Google Zoo Creative Chief (and ex-award winning creative director) Dave is dedicated to doing creative things for brands across APAC with Google technology that has never been done before. Join him (and us) at Emergence 2020 in @margaretriver ✌🏼 More info on Dave via the link in bio. ...

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Introducing @briony_benjamin and @clare_gerber_video of @social_parade to the Emergence 2020 line-up! These viral video queens create original and branded content that reaches millions – with the audience at the centre of it all. The duo were the video content team at @mamamiaaus and are responsible for viral vids such as “If a man lived like a woman for a day” (with 27 million organic views!) Read more about Briony and a Clare via the link in bio ✌🏼 ...

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🥁 Drum roll 🥁 Our first round of speakers for 2020 have just been announced! Head to the link in bio to see our current line-up (with more to come!) from places like @google @facebook @hoynedesign @social_parade and more! ...

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Need some ammo to help convince your boss to let you attend Emergence? There's 5 reasons (with accompanying stats!) in the link in bio. You're welcome. . . . 📷: @jean_paul_horre_photographer ...

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✈️ @jetstaraustralia just launched DIRECT flights between Melbourne and the Margaret River region! The flights commence on March 25th, 2020 (which is also the first day of Emergence) and sale fares are now available from $89 each way until midnight tomorrow night! So snap up your Early Bird tickets to Emergence and jump on those sales fares and you’ll have plenty of spare cash to spend on all the incredible food and wine the region has to offer while you’re here 🍷🙌🏼 (see links in bio) ...

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MEET YOUR MC // In 2020 Emergence will be led by Nicole Velik, founder of @theideasbodega and host of @sydney_cm. Here's what former Emergence MC @glenndamental had to say about Nicole... 'Nicole is a white-hot superstar - taught by legends and with the kind of experience we'd all kill for. But she's the best kind of creative thought leader in that she is generous with her time, and believes in sharing her considerable knowledge to nurture the creative potential in everyone. On top of that she's funny, engaging and a whip-smart facilitator - basically the kind of MC that enriches the whole experience for everyone - audience and speakers combined.' Read more about Nicole via Link in Bio. ...

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