Program Overview


DAY 1:  Thursday 24th October, 2019

7:30am                    CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
8:45am                    Opening & welcome
9:00am                    Keynote Address: The Future of Festivals – Where to From Here?  Presenter: Phil Tripp, former BDM SXSW
9:35am                    Adelaide Fringe’s Digital Transformation – a Case Study  Presenter: Heather Croall, Adelaide Fringe
10:10am                  Morning Tea
10:40am                  Volunteer Management: Strategies for Acquisition & Retention. Presenter: Carol Hughes, Tamworth Country Music Festival
11:15am                  Industry Panel: Pre-Hospital Health & Medical Safety at Festivals. Feat. EMS Event Medical, NSW Ministry of Health & St Johns Ambulance
12:45pm                  Lunch
1:45pm                    Measuring Success: Tracking Event & Destination Visitation. Presenter: Glenn Hardy, IER Pty Ltd
2:20pm                    Crowd Safety Management – Current Best Practice, Trends & Challenges. Presenter: Jon Corbishley, The Safety Officer Pty Ltd / Risk Advisor, Qudos Bank Arena
2:55pm                    Afternoon tea
3:25pm                    Engaging your Local Indigenous Community to Kick-start a Festival – a Case Study. Presenter: Chris Spencer, Saltwater Freshwater Festival
4:00pm                    Building an Event Destination Profile: Coffs Coast – a Case Study. Presenter: Dan Heather, Coffs Coast Events (Coffs Harbour City Council)
4:35pm                    Closing day remarks

6:30pm-late            Cocktail Party

DAY 2:  Friday 25th October, 2019

08:30am                  Registrations open
09:00am                  (Stream 1) Famil departs – Join a hosted tour with Coffs Harbour City Council of its local event facilities and a brief site tour with Zaccaria Concerts in preparation of their event, By the C!
9:00am                    (Stream 2) Workshop 1 Crowd Management & Site Planning (1 hr + 15 mins). Presenter: Jon Corbishley, The Safety Officer Pty Ltd / Risk Advisor of Qudos Bank Arena
9:00am                    (Stream 2) Workshop 2 NSW Funding Opportunities for Festival Organisers & Artists (1 hr + 15 mins). Feat. Sam Wild, Create NSW; Phil Ventham, Destination NSW

10:15am                   Morning Tea (30mins)

10:45am                   (Stream 2) Workshop 3 Campaign Planning 101 + Event App Development (1 hr + 15 mins). Feat. Alana Hay, Milestone Creative; Leah Trafford, SailGP
10:45am                   (Stream 2) Workshop 4 Federal Funding Opportunities for Festival Org’s & Artists (1 hr + 15 mins). Presenter: Dane Hunnerup, Australia Council for the Arts
1:00pm                    Famil returns
1:00pm                    CONFERENCE CLOSE