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Emergence Creative Festival 2021

Next event Wednesday 9 Jun from 12pm to 5:30pm

By Margaret River HEART


Australia’s premiere immersive anti-conference for creative thinkers and doers returns to Margaret River 9-11 June, fusing the best in culture and creative thinking.

Ideas can turn a business around, spark the next big thing, or be the catalyst to respond to change. But for that to happen, we need space – space in our minds and in our surrounds.

If 2020 taught us anything it’s to expect the unexpected, and we need to be prepared to think differently. This is your opportunity to hear from acclaimed speakers and tap into new ideas and skills, so you can come at 2021 firing.



Tickets for the festival are on sale here There are lots of ways for you to get in on the Emergence action. Passes and Bundles will get you the most bang for your buck, and deep immersion in the festival experience.


The Whole Shebang $605

Included in THE WHOLE SHEBANG bundle is unlimited access to all areas of the conference and workshops (and maximum time to network with the creative keynotes),
morning tea and lunch Thursday & Friday, your exclusive ticket to the Opening Party and your ticket to the festival closing party. We love your commitment!


Business Time $385

Included in the BUSINESS TIME bundle is access to all days of the conference, plus one (1) workshop each day, morning tea and lunch Thursday & Friday. For busy people with busy lives who still need inspo!


Screen Ticket Bundle $154

Included in the SCREEN TICKET BUNDLE is access to three events within Emergence Creative Festival – Creating Enduring Content in Today’s Fast Pace & On-Demand World (Wed 9th 3 – 5pm), Workshop: Tech & Film – Planning & Production with Spacedraft (Thurs 10th 2:30 – 4:30pm); Workshop: Music Licensing for Creative Content (Friday 11th 2:30 – 4:30pm) Your ticket also includes access to the closing party, so you can party with our keynote, colab speakers and other creative practitioners. The Screen ticket bundle is an initiative presented by Screenwest and Lotterywest, supporting and developing West Australian screen makers and connecting them with new creative industries.

Single tickets are also available for individual workshops, which can be viewed here



Full schedule at


9 June

  • 12-3pm: Registration
  • 2:30-5pm: Workshops
  • 5:30pm: Opening Party

10 June

  • 8:45-9:30am: Registration
  • 9:30: Keynote
  • 10:20am: Panel 1
  • 11:25am: Panel 2
  • 2:30-5pm: Workshops
  • 5-7pm: Satellite Events

11 June

  • 7:30-9am: Registration
  • 9am: Warm Up
  • 9:30am: Keynote 1
  • 10:20am: Panel 1
  • 11:25am: Keynote 2
  • 12:15pm: Panel 2
  • 2:30-5:30pm: Workshops
  • 6pm: Closing Party



View all events

Shooting for Mobile, Creating enduring content in today’s fast paced and on-demand world, The Biodynamics of Story, A Creative Couple Survival Guide 101, Ma-The Space Between, How To Think Like A Startup, Co-Designing With The Customer, Tech & Film – Planning & Production , Rummaging Through Portfolios, Neighbourhood watch – is local the new global?, Resurgence – Exhibition of Emergence Past + Bubbles, The Spill – Youth & Community Engagement, Creative Journeys, We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know… So what are you going to do about it?, Making Space for Difficult Conversations, Making Space in Work, Life, and Community, Pitchcraft: An interactive workshop, Making Space for Connection & Effective Collaboration and Music Licensing for creative content.


Full program here


"Emergence... disrupting the idea of a 'traditional conference'. A place where inspiration flows like the local wines, as creativity and networking merge (#creatworking?) over stunning scenery."

Adam Barrell