VidCon Australia!
31 August – 2 September 2018

VidCon Australia Agenda at a Glance

Friday, 31 August 2018

  • 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Registration sponsored by Blackmagic Design
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Pre-Show Activities
  • 7:00 – 8:15 PM | VidCon Australia Opening Show

Saturday, 1 September 2018

  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Registration sponsored by Blackmagic Design
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Industry Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Brella Networking
  • 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM | 7plus Parents’ Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Expo Hall Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Creator Track Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM | Industry Keynotes, Panels, and Fireside Chats
  • 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Meet & Greets
  • 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Creator Track Creator Chats
  • 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Creator Track Panels, Workshops, and More
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Community Track Panels & Q&As
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Expo Hall Stage Performances
  • 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Creator Track Networking Sessions
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Creator Track Keynote
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Creator Track Reception
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Industry VIP Reception, presented by Film Victoria and Screen Australia

Sunday, 2 September 2018

  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Registration sponsored by Blackmagic Design
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Industry Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Brella Networking
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | 7plus Parents’ Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Expo Hall Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Creator Track Lounge Open
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Industry Keynotes, Panels, and Fireside Chats
  • 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Meet & Greets
  • 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Expo Hall Stage Performances
  • 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Community Track Panels & Q&As
  • 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Creator Track Creator Chats
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Creator Track Panels, Workshops, and More
  • 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Creator Track Networking Sessions
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | VidCon Australia Closing Show

What is VidCon?

VidCon is the world’s largest event for everyone who loves online video and is excited about its potential. Video is still an incredibly young medium, but it has already become a powerful, transformative, global force. VidCon is at the center of that revolution.

The first VidCon was run in July 2010 by the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green. Already a pair of online celebrities, they started VidCon as a place where people who had only ever met on the internet could meet and connect in real life. It was a hit, and became a popular annual event in Southern California.

In 2017, VidCon expanded out of North America and into the world. A key part of that expansion was the debut of VidCon Australia in the cultural capital of Melbourne. The second VidCon Australia will be held 31 August – 2 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Made for both the creators and viewers of the online video industry, VidCon Australia will be a celebration of everything that makes this medium awesome. This emerging industry is wildly diverse and rapidly evolving, and VidCon Australia, presented with support from the State of Victoria, aims to bring together a global community that believes online video is the most important cultural force since the motion picture.

Who is VidCon Australia for?

In a word: everyone!

VidCon Australia has a unique design that allows everyone, no matter their interests, to easily find the content and activities suited to them. This is done by building the whole event around three tracks, which gather related topics together—kind of like channels!

The Community Track is for fans who want to come to VidCon and have an amazing time. Everything in the Community Track is about having fun, making friends, and being entertained by the best online video personalities in the world. More about the Community Track …

The Creator Track is for creatives who want to learn how to make higher quality content and find a bigger audience. It includes workshops, Q&As, and other activities that give content creators the opportunity to tap into the skills of the most successful professionals in the world’s newest entertainment medium. More about the Creator Track …

The Industry Track is tailored to corporations, brands, and technology companies building businesses in the online video ecosystem. It features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, case studies, and product demonstrations focused on practical hands-on advice for today and tomorrow coupled with strategic insight into the future of online video and the media business overall. More about the Industry Track …

What’s cool about it?

Online video is transforming the way we engage with the world, and VidCon has placed itself at the
epicentre of this remarkable new medium. Regardless of your interest in online video – whether you’re an established identity, a rising star, or simply a fan – VidCon will connect you to people with similar passions, as well as businesses and organisations outside the medium who want to learn valuable lessons from this rapidly evolving and developing technology.

VidCon Australia brings all of these people together under one roof to celebrate the medium they love, but also to forge new connections and friendships, planting the seeds for the next generation of creators. It’s a party, it’s a mixer, it’s a conference, it’s an expo, and it’s so much more.

How do I get more information?

Here is pretty much every resource you’ll need to get up to speed:

 

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