Schedule

09:00

Welcome & REMIX Trends

In this introductory session, REMIX co-founders Peter Tullin and Simon  Cronshaw set the scene for two days of discussion and discovery. This talk provides an overview briefing on key trends and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs, innovators and policy makers at the point of intersection between culture, technology and entrepreneurship.

FOLLOW THE SPEAKER STAGE (THROUGHOUT DAY 1 AND 2)

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with keynote speakers through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail in a more informal setting.

09:30

Power Networking

REMIX is the place to meet new collaborators and get projects started. Start REMIX Sydney 2019 by rapidly meeting and greeting a long line of potential new collaborators within your first hour of arrival. Using our innovative new networking format, you'll be asked to exchange your ideas with other innovators from the creative industries (freelancers, start-ups and established businesses), arts and culture institutions, corporate brands, public policy, media, technology businesses and many other industries.

10:00

Consumer Trends Briefing

In this session you'll get a briefing on the latest consumer trends for 2019 and beyond: what people think, what they say they are doing, what they are actually doing and why. Plus, essentially, how these things are changing over time and how they differ depending on who you talk to.

10:15

The New Creatives: Innovation in Storytelling

A new era of technologies are changing the way we create and consume content and communicate stories. For digital content creators, the new possibilities for more tailored and personalised experiences in turn enhance interaction, understanding and engagement. So how do we learn from the best formats and models to apply to our own content assets? For example, what innovative formats have been developed for engaging users with knowledge-based, educational or cultural content, and what are some of the creative processes involved in devising these? This session considers the ways in which users consume content and stories digitally - their habits, timings and contexts - and how a range of creatives have responded.

New opportunities for Content Creators through Tech: Rita Arrigo, Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft

Blood, Sweat and Tears - Innovative Storytelling on a Budget: Tristan Roache-Turner, Producer, Wyrmwood

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Engineering Creative Districts & Places: New approaches to growing the Creative Economy

What opportunities are there for designing more effective infrastructure for sustaining creative cities? How have city planners have put the cultural and creative industries front and centre stage, and in a globally competitive environment, how can we combine culture, economic opportunities and support for emerging creative talent?

11:00

Break

11:30

KEYNOTE: Bruce Pascoe - Author, Dark Emu

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - THE RIPPLE EFFECT: NEW STRATEGIES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ARTS-LED CHANGE

As a sector, arts and culture is beginning to better understand and articulate its value to local communities worldwide. This session looks at some of the very latest innovations in social arts interventions, highlighting successful strategies that are able to engage the hard-to-reach; uniting communities and driving arts-led regeneration as well as positioning artists at the forefront of social change.

11:45

Cultural Organisations Reimagined


What if we were to design a whole new cultural institution, from the ground up? What are the latest trends, challenges and technologies that would need to consider and harness? In this session we hear from a range of perspectives that together provide some of the building blocks for reimagining what a cultural organisation could look like, including data, diversity, algorithms and curators.



More speakers to be announced

12:30

LATERAL INSPIRATION: REPACKAGING AN INDUSTRY

Creative entrepreneurship often requires re-imagining cultural and creative experiences as if starting from a blank sheet of paper. In this session, we hear from leaders who have accomplished similar transformations in many different industries. How have they gone about the challenge of reinvention, how have they questioned established norms, and what lessons can we learn for the creative sectors?


From Magazines to Markets: Lessons from Time Out on brand extensions and new income opportunities

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Placemaking Masterclass

13:00

Lunch

14:15
Keynote

Keynote: Robert Hammond - Co-Founder, The High Line, New York (USA)

The creators of the New York High Line have been called the “the Steve Jobs of the urban planning world" by CNN and with 8 million visitors a year the creation of an elevated park on an abandoned railway line in Manhattan has become a globally significant tourist attraction that cities around the world are trying to replicate. 2019 will be a massive year for the High Line with the opening of 'The Spur', the final section featuring a large-scale plaza for public programming and art; areas for seating and gathering; and a lush, immersive woodland environment. The spur runs through the huge Hudson Yards innovation precinct in New York connecting with The Shed, New York's new USD $400 million arts centre of the future.

15:00

Experience Design for Changing Audience Expectations

User interactions with creative organisations are becoming increasingly complex. They incorporate digital and physical touchpoints, pre-, during- and post-visit engagement, cultural and commercial objectives, and many other considerations. Users want to engage with content and services when, how and where they prefer. This session considers what this means in reality, exploring new ways of understanding and redesigning the user journey, through a mix of theory and best practice case studies from a range of industries.

Creating confronting and thought-provoking experiences, whether fact or fiction

The New Consumers: TripAdvisor's insights into finding new audiences and ensuring they leave satisfied
More speakers to be announced

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Evening Economy: Revitalising our City after Dark

Sydney isn't the only city facing a dwindling life after dark and some cities, like Amsterdam, have even implemented 'night mayors', to reimagine how a city can come to life in the evening. Some considerations have included implementing staggered opening and closing hours of bars, adding ambassadors to help with crowd control after closing, and other imaganitive ideas. Here we consider how Sydney and other cities could consider and adopt strategies to reignite our evening economy.

Curated by Time Out

16:00
Keynote

CLOSING KEYNOTE

  • Speaker to be announced
16:30

Final Remarks

16:45

Close, Followed by Networking Reception

09:00
Keynote

Keynote: Vince Kadlubek - Co-Founder & CEO, Meow Wolf (USA)

Meow Wolf have rapidly become a cultural phenomenon. Their immersive world, 'The House of Eternal Return' was named one of the 'Top 5 experiences in the world' by Time Out. They are arguably the most talked about creative entrepreneurs in the world right now with a movie of their story about to hit US cinemas and high profile investors such as George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author buying into their unique vision of the future of storytelling

FOLLOW THE SPEAKER STAGE (THROUGHOUT DAY 1 AND 2)

A unique opportunity for you to talk directly with keynote speakers through our facilitated sessions, where you can spend time getting into more detail in a more informal setting.

09:45

Creating 21st century cultural institutions - infrastructure for creative places

What are the critical factors for building a vibrant, relevant and sustainable creative cities? This session explores a range of trends, challenges and opportunities that will help us shape the future of cultural and creative organisations throughout Australia. How do we nurture a mainstream adoption for creative participation? How do we support and grow the creative industries? What structures, policies and actions are needed? How do we facilitate new types of partnerships and overcome some of the biggest challenges facing us?

10:45

Diversity in the Creative Industries: Tools, Inspiration & Networks for Rare Minds

Being a minority in the creative industries can be tough. Ironic, because our industries pride themselves on unique perspectives and rare minds. So Stefanie founded RARE, beginning with a masterclass to help minorities flourish by arming underrepresented talent with the tools, inspiration and network needed to thrive today and lead tomorrow. In this session, Stefanie shares the story so far and her vision for a more diverse industry.

11:00

Break

11:30

Hard to Reach? Marketing to the New Creative Consumers

Who are the new creative consumers? Trends in technology have transformed the way we find and purchase cultural experiences, shifiting demographics and tastes alongside new competitors and heightened expectations fuelled by the rise of the experience economy. What are the new creative consumers buying into and why? How can organisations use innovative new approaches to reach these often hard to reach (and hard to please!) individuals?

Lessons from Mona - the creative start-up, museum (Mona), winery (Moorilla), brewery (MooBrew), festival (MOFO), restaurant (The Source), a convention and accommodation business, and hopefully the world's weirdest caravan park

A Cultural Consensus: VICE Youth Survey
How can the creative industries build creative products and experiences for the youth segment? Using their annual youth study VICE explore the what drives this audience and how algorithms and the never-ending feed are influencing the personal tastes and opinions of a generation overwhelmed by the prospect of climate change, mental health and social equality.


REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Creative Entrepreneur Journeys

A chance to hear a series of lively tales from pioneers and creative entrepreneurs that are disrupting a variety of industries. What practical lessons have they learnt from their experiences, and what nuggets of advice would they share with those about to embark on an entrepreneurial adventure?

12:30

Hacking the Bureaucracy: Managing Internal Innovation

Many companies struggle to get the right balance between structured efficiency and entrepreneurial flexibility. Publicly-funded organisations often feel an extra pressure to spend every penny wisely and this can sometimes impact speed of response or their ability to seize new opportunities. True innovation and transformative ideas come through taking calculated risks and allowing for failure. This session explores how to do this responsibly and effectively.

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Creative entrepreneurship: Making It Happen

The art of entrepreneurship could be described as creating 'something from nothing'. Creative entrepreneurship offers one solution for developing a long-term, sustainable source of revenue for supporting creative activity and this session considers some of the elements required by entrepreneurs to successfully implement ideas, including personal characteristics, finance and support, models for monetising creative works, scalability and managing risk. What are the entrepreneurial strategies that make it more likely to progress from idea to reality?

13:00

Lunch

14:15
Keynote

Keynote: Dan Barasch - Co-Founder, The Lowline, New York (USA)

The Lowline is the world's first underground park announced to great media fanfare, a plan to turn an abandoned trolley terminal  into a public green space, using  technology that redirects sunlight beneath the street’s surface. It has now received planning permission and has a site. They have already been running test spaces over the last year to give 11,000 members of the public a taster of what is in store when it opens in 2021.

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Workshop 1 - Learning with Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Mark Pesce - Futurist
In partnership with UTS Entrepreneurship

15:00

Creative Infrastructure

How can the infrastructure of our towns and cities better support creative innovation and disruptive new ideas? How do we join the dots between different parts of the creative industries including technology to facilitate new types of partnerships that could lead to new innovation. This session explores the opportunities and challenges of nurturing entrepreneurs with input from a range of experts from inside and outside the creative industries.

REMIX ACADEMY STAGE - Workshop 2 - Next Gen Entrepreneurs

In partnership with UTS Entrepreneurship

15:40
Keynote

Keynote: Angie Abdilla, CEO, Old Ways, New

16:00
Keynote

Closing Keynote

  • Speaker to be announced
16:45

Close, Followed by Drinks Meetup