Learn strategies and secrets to growing your audience, your channel, and your future.

VidCon’s Industry Track offers unparalleled access. This year’s Industry track will help decide the future of online video as the lines between traditional and digital video continue to merge.

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Who should attend the Industry Track?

  • Creators and Influencers
  • Marketers
  • Advertising Agency Executives
  • Media Company Executives
  • Video Producers, Show Runners, and Creative Executives
  • Brand Strategists
  • Audience Development Professionals
  • Business Owners

With your Industry Badge you can:

  • Access all Community, Creator, and Industry content including the Meet & Greet and Creator Chat lotteries.
  • Attend the Industry VIP Reception hosted by Screen Australia & Film Victoria
  • Learn secrets from the experts
  • Build strategies, insights, and alliances
  • Make new connections with our meeting tools and dedicated social channels

Industry Speakers

Industry VIP Reception hosted by Screen Australia & Film Victoria

Screen Australia & Film Victoria invite you to a VIP networking reception & exclusive Expo Hall experience with fellow industry professionals and VidCon’s Featured Creators. Be sure to check out the thumbprint Circuit Board at the VidCon booth, relax in the Chill Lounge and check out all of the amazing stands. Enjoy a variety of appetisers and a hosted bar on us!

VidCon Expo Hall from 6PM – 8PM on Saturday.

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09/01/2018 06:00 PM
09/01/2018 8:00 PM
Australia/Melbourne
Industry VIP Reception hosted by Screen Australia & Film Victoria
Screen Australia & Film Victoria invite you to a VIP networking reception & exclusive Expo Hall experience with fellow industry professionals and VidCon’s Featured Creators. Be sure to check out the thumbprint Circuit Board at the VidCon booth, relax in the Chill Lounge and check out all of the amazing stands. Enjoy a variety of appetisers and a hosted bar on us!
VidCon Expo Hall

Industry Track Lounge

Located on Level 2 of the convention centre, outside the Industry programming rooms, the VidCon Industry Lounge is your space to relax, recharge, and refresh yourself. Network with your peers and enjoy breakfast and lunch on us. The VidCon Industry Lounge will be open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Brella Networking Room

Want to connect with other VidCon Creator and Industry attendees simply, quickly, and effectively? Download the Brella app, answer a few questions about yourself and who you’d like to meet, and Brella’s unique algorithm will recommend the most meaningful connections for you! After that, you can request and schedule meeting times with fellow Creator and Industry attendees within the app, and meet onsite in the Brella Networking room. Room 216, Open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday.

A Note from VidCon GM Jim Louderback:

The online video industry keeps changing quickly — sometimes minute by minute. An algorithm change by Facebook could seriously harm your business, but it also offers an opportunity to accelerate your growth. Fake influencers sap dollars and ROI from marketing campaigns, while truly influential creators continue to provide outsized returns to companies that know how to work with them. Your brand could be tarnished in minutes by association with bad actors and puerile creators, while the trend towards removing ads from truly honorable and valuable creator channels has caused much pain and loss of livelihood.

New megatrends on the horizon promise to create great opportunity — or extreme peril — depending on how you react. Consider crypto-currency and the blockchain, for example. The anonymous blockchain offers the potential to rewrite the rules between creators and fans, but the cryptocurrency bubble might just derail the whole thing. Virtual Reality is in the doldrums while its shiner cousin, augmented reality, gets all the happy press. Although the brickbats tossed at both VR and AR are surely misguided, those that do hit home could set either back years.

And what about newer sites, services, products, and platforms? Uncovering the next big thing can propel your business forward, while spending too much time on a dying platform can slow your progress.

We’re super excited to bring VidCon back to Australia in 2018, and the Industry Track will continue to tackle the big issues laid out above, while providing hands-on workshops and seminars to help you build a bigger and better business on the media revolution of online video.

The media world is changing rapidly, fortunes are being made and lost every month. VidCon’s Industry Track provides the only place for Australia’s new media industry to come together and learn from each other and from the unparalleled group of worldwide experts we bring to Melbourne. I am looking forward to seeing you there!

—Jim Louderback, General Manager, VidCon