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SXSW SYDNEY
CONFERENCE

14 - 20 OCTOBER 2024   |   SYDNEY

Discover and explore the ground-breaking technologies and ideas that are changing the way we live our lives. Hear from business leaders who are throwing out the rule books, witness the latest innovations across the tech sphere and meet the start-up founders who are destined to disrupt the status quo.

Create new connections by taking part in one of the many networking sessions, parties and meet-ups throughout the week, and there’ll also be plenty of exclusive events and parties, product launches, showcases, and other unique Tech & Innovation programming.

The SXSW Sydney 2024 Conference, including tech & innovation industry related conference sessions and mentoring, runs from October 14 - 18 and the Tech & Innovation Expo taking place from October 16 - 19.

Key Dates

SXSW Sydney Conference
Oct 14-20
SXSW Sydney Pitch
Oct 16-17
SXSW Sydney Tech & Innovation Expo
Oct 16-19
Games Showcase
Oct 16-20
Music Showcase
Oct 16-19
Screen Showcase
Oct 14-20

WHAT TO EXPECT

DISCOVER EMERGING TRENDS

Curious about what’s on the horizon for your industry? Here’s your exclusive opportunity to learn from a diverse range of thought leaders and industry professionals from tech, design, music, film, and more. Over one whole week and across hundreds of events, the SXSW Sydney Conference provides the tools you need to stay ahead of the curve. Immerse yourself in insightful panels and inspiring keynotes that explore the latest trends and innovations shaping the future. Network with likeminded people from across industries, and gain practical insights from workshops led by influential voices. This is your chance to discover what’s next and gain a competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving world — don’t miss it.

NETWORKING

The SXSW Sydney Conference isn’t just about acquiring knowledge — it’s about building the connections that fuel innovation. It’s an unparalleled platform that brings together a diverse range of professionals and voices from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Whether you’re seeking fresh perspectives, potential partners, or even investment opportunities, the possibilities for collaboration at SXSW Sydney are boundless. Network with established mentors, connect with dynamic investors, or look out for your next talent recruit — the seeds for your next big project could be sown right here. Inspiration often strikes at the intersection of disciplines. Embrace the cross-pollination of ideas and forge connections that push the boundaries of your field. 

Conference audience
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Take your professional development to the next level. Featuring hundreds of immersive, hands-on learning experiences across a full week, the SXSW Sydney Conference offers workshops and mentor sessions that allow you to engage directly with industry experts. Ask burning questions, delve deep into specific challenges, and receive personalised guidance from the people shaping your field. As well as interactive sessions, attend meetups and networking events where you can collaborate and connect with peers to share best practices and discover new approaches. You’ll walk away equipped with not only theoretical knowledge, but practical skills and actionable strategies that you can implement immediately to make a real impact.

CONTRIBUTOR HIGHLIGHTS

Be inspired by these leading voices, with many more to be announced.

Esther Nguyen

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Courtney Act

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Nakkiah Lui

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Simon McQuoid

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Julie Inman Grant

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Rohit Bhargava

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Sofia Hernandez

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Ryan Patel

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Katherine Bennell-Pegg

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Rose and Locket

New Zealand

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
No Case Should Remain Unsolved

Korea

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Curiosmos

Belgium

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Window Garden

Phillippines

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Blood Reaver

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
DICEOMANCER

China

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Demon Spore

Portugal

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Speaker
Featured Speaker
Session
Adam Spencer

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Grace Brown

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Professor Christopher Lawrence

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Professor Michelle Simmons

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Noelle Russell

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Martin D. Adams

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Armand Ruiz

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Julie Inman Grant

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Rohit Bhargava

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Ryan Patel

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Katherine Bennell-Pegg

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Make Me a Pizza

USA

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Vivie

New Zealand

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Meat Puppet

UK

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Fishtank

China/USA

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Rose and Locket

New Zealand

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
No Case Should Remain Unsolved

Korea

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Curiosmos

Belgium

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Window Garden

Phillippines

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Blood Reaver

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
DICEOMANCER

China

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Demon Spore

Portugal

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Fruitbus

Norway

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Mystiques

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Maina Doe

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
HighSchool

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
smol fish

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
BALTHVS

Columbia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
404

Korea

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Joel Sunny

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Ayesha Madon

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
J-MILLA x Yung Milla – SAME BLOOD

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
SAHXL

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Total Tommy

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games
Nick Ward

Australia

Music
Screen
Tech
Games

CONTRIBUTOR HIGHLIGHTS

Hear from innovators and creatives at the top of their industries sharing ideas, processes and expertise in the hopes of inspiring a better world.

Conference Tracks

2050
2050 programming is long range and forward looking offering a glimpse into our future or possible futures. Featuring the latest scientific and technological advancements such as life extension research, nanotech and quantum breakthroughs, interplanetary travel and habitation, and other innovations that continue to shape our world.
Advertising & Marketing
Hear from leading agencies across the Asia Pacific and globally on the power and impact of brands, and uncover strategies to engage audiences through traditional, digital and experiential marketing. These sessions are geared towards agencies, in-house teams and organisations that want to explore new ways to connect with their communities.
AI & Robotics: Presented by Accenture
Discover the expansion of AI across all industries and the coming wave. Sessions in this track may also explore regulation, ethics, misinformation, cyber & data privacy, the impact of AI on an evolving workforce and the integration of AI & robotics.
Creator Economy
Hear from key opinion leaders, agencies and content creators on the trends, tools, and monetisation strategies fuelling the creator economy. From how to build communities and brands, to the opportunities and challenges that come with this shift in how people work and connect.
Culture, Society & Media
From local to global, our collective interactions, engagements and experiences give our lives meaning, influencing how communities function and individuals thrive. Programming explores the dynamic interplay of culture, communities, government, and the policy directions that impact us all.
Cyber & Your Data: Presented by Cyber CX
Programming in this track examines the critical measures and practices designed to protect our sensitive information, and to ensure the integrity of digital systems. Topics span deepfakes, cyber threats, employee training and risk management, encryption and the future of security technologies.
Design
The designers, developers, architects, and creatives who build our physical, digital and virtual worlds, with an emphasis on design's role in fostering innovation and addressing complex challenges.
Education & Skills
Bringing together educators, industry professionals and thought leaders on the future of education and EdTech. This track explores evolving approaches in learning, from personalised learning experiences, microlearning, recruitment and workplace training, to the impact of emerging technologies across the sector.
Energy, Climate & Sustainability
Explore the latest innovations, solutions, and approaches to building a sustainable and resilient future. Programming focuses on the energy sector, including alternative and renewable energy sources, ClimateTech, and promising ideas on mitigating (and living with) the effects of climate change.
Fashion, Lifestyle & Beauty
A dynamic and ever-evolving sector, encompassing a wide range of people, styles, trends & products. From research, design and manufacturing, to logistics, retail and end-use, explore how we experience and engage with these industries and their impact on our lives.
Food
Hear from chefs, growers, creators, and tech innovators transforming the food industry and explore how we will grow, prepare, and experience food. Bringing together the brightest minds in the food industry across production, technology, agriculture, distribution, retail, and consumption.
Future of Work
With a focus on the evolution of when, where, and how we work, programming explores the changing nature of societal expectations, remote collaboration, physical workspaces, technological advancements, and the impact of these changes on individuals, organisations, and communities.
Games Industry
Dive into the immersive world of the games industry and lead the conversation on its integration across industries; including new technologies, e-commerce, entertainment, social media investment opportunities and Esports. Developers, publishers, distributors, creatives, investors, journalists and experts — we welcome your contributions to shed light on the ever-evolving games ecosystem.
Health & MedTech
Health & MedTech sessions explore the latest advances in healthcare, improving patient outcomes, and driving technical innovation in the medical field, from gene editing technologies, through to personalised medicine, psychedelics and mental health outcomes.
Money, Markets & FinTech
Programming examines the influences impacting a tech-driven global economy, including the changes and challenges to our systems of commerce, AI, economic trends, the evolution of financial services, the dynamics of crypto, inflation, supply chains and other disruptions in our world.
Music Industry
Explore how technology continues to re-invent how we create, discover, distribute, promote and experience music. Hear from leading figures across the industry, including artists, record labels, brands, streaming platforms, and live events on the enduring power of music to shape culture. Programming also offers professional development, touring and career guidance.
Screen Industry
The creative and business processes behind creating screen, episodic & self-produced content. Hear from iconic creatives including producers, directors, and actors; and explore current and future trends in audience engagement, screen technology, distribution, financing and streaming platforms in this ever-changing industry.
Sports Industry
From icons to innovators, discover the breakthroughs in technology, biometrics, data analysis, fan experiences, brands, health, revenue streams, media and sponsorship that continue to reshape this global industry.
Startups
These sessions will feature the brightest new entrepreneurial ideas, unexpected founders, funders, success stories and epic failures that make up the experience of launching a new venture.
Technology: Presented by CommBank
Technology sessions delve into the people, platforms and technological solutions creating the next wave of change. This track will explore emerging and existing technologies, with a focus on growth across the Asia Pacific as well as Australia and global players.
Transport & Smart Cities: Presented by Procore
Tackle the technological advances transforming transport and the development of smart cities. With a focus on electric and autonomous vehicles, sessions can also explore digital grids, aviation breakthroughs, commercial space travel, shipping technology, high speed rail, alternative fuels, and new ideas in micro-mobility.
Travel & Leisure
Discover the destinations and new experiences that have become increasingly popular as well as emerging trends, breakthrough technologies and challenges these industries continue to face.
XR & Metaverse
Explore the latest developments in immersive technologies, from virtual and augmented realities to digital identities and the metaverse. Sessions navigate the potential of these mind-bending experiences across industries - from healthcare to entertainment - through new software and hardware technologies.

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