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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Just a heads up that you’ve got less than 10 days 🖐🖐 to get your hands on Late Bird tickets! Both the AAA and Conference-Only Passes are discounted by 10% until January 31st. At the end of the month, full-price tickets will kick in which means if you buy after January 31st, you’ll have less dollars in the fun budget. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. ✌️ . . . 📷: @jean_paul_horre_photographer ...

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As a community who experienced some pretty scary fires back in 2011 (pictured) our hearts go out to everyone in Australia affected by the recent and current bushfires happening across the country. There are no words to express the devastation that so many communities are experiencing right now, but it is extremely humbling to see the entire country come together at this time, with such generosity and support for each other (from far and wide) to do what they can to raise money, donating their time and offering other means of support. Our little community of Margaret River have a number of initiatives happening at the moment to raise funds for the various organisations who are providing funds and support to those affected, so if you’re in the area, like us, please support them in any way you can (check our stories for a bunch of these initiatives – this is by no means the complete list! Please tag any others you know of) ...

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PSA // You’ve got just two weeks left to get an Early Bird ticket to Emergence 2020 before the price increases on December 13. Also, watch this space tomorrow for our #blackfriday sale. 🖤🖤🖤 You’re welcome. ...

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Introducing Guy Munro from @versaagency 🙌🏼 Guy is one of the OG’s of Australia’s first voice experience (VX) agency VERSA who create bespoke solutions across devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. VX isn't simply about the technology, but about adding the human element — the true voice interface component. You’ll get to hear from Guy along with our other incredible speakers at Emergence 2020. More via link in bio ✌🏼 ...

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Serial tech-entrepreneur Bill Cromie will be joining us from NYC for Emergence 2020. @cromulus founded Blue Ridge Labs at Robin Hood Foundation to create “tech for good” – supporting early stage social tech ventures. The alumni of his programs help hundreds of thousands of people everyday. More on Bill via the link in bio ✌🏼 ...

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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 services 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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