EMC is a conference and festival held annually in Sydney, Australia each November. The conference is held over two days and the festival is held over five days and nights.
The conference includes networking and relationship building events, inspirational keynotes and in-conversations, workshops, masterclasses, panel and roundtable discussions. Past guest speakers include Alison Wonderland, Andrew Weatherall, Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flume, Gilles Peterson, Greg Wilson, Hermitude, Honey Dijon, Nina Kraviz, Nina Las Vegas, Peking Duk, Rainbow Chan, Sasha, The Presets, Tiesto and many, many more. \
The festival is five days and nights of parties, showcases, pop-ups and film screenings. Over 70 artists perform across a variety of parties and venues, covering a range of different electronic music genres. Past artists who have performed at EMC include Cosmo’s Midnight, Crooked Colours, Disclosure, Dom Dolla, Fred P, Gilles Peterson, Greg Wilson, Hayden James, LDRU, Miss Blanks, Motez, Muto, Nicole Millar, Rainbow Chan, SAFIA, Sampology, Sasha, Set Mo, Touch Sensitive, UV Boi and many, many more.
EMC also co hosts a forum called Global Cities After Dark during EMC week. Global Cities After Dark is a forum focussed on future nightlife. For more info, head HERE.
EMC is the leading music industry event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. Whether you are a brand new artist starting to make electronic music or one of the world’s most influential figures in electronic music, EMC provides an annual destination where we come together for a week and leave having learned a lot from one another, and having been inspired by each other.
EMC 2019 is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, NSW Government through Create NSW, City of Sydney, MusicNSW, Muzeek, Roland and TAME. 2019 speakers, program, special events will be continually announced, so sign up HERE for latest news.
EMC’s participants include people from:
(Event Producer, Production Manager, Stage Tech, Audio Engineer, Stage Manager, Security)
Marketing/Content Marketing/Digital Marketing
Retailers (Record Stores, Instruments, Production Gear & Hire)
Technologist (VR, Gaming, AI, Software Engineer)
VJ / Live Video Director
EMC’s 2019 conference is Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November.
EMC’s 2019 festival is Wednesday 13 November – Sunday 17 November.
Global Cities After Dark 2019 is Friday 15 November.
EMC conference is held at the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS, Ultimo Road, Ultimo.
EMC’s festival events, parties, showcases and pop-ups are held at various venues in Sydney. Festival program updates will be announced throughout September and October so be sure to sign up HERE for the latest festival announcements.
Tuesday November 12: EMC welcome party
Tuesday November 13: Wednesday November 13: EMC conference, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS (12pm – 7pm)
Wednesday November 13: EMC LIVE, The Landsdowne (8pm – 2:30am)
Thursday November 14: EMC conference, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS (12pm – 7pm)
Thursday November 14: EMC LIVE, The Landsdowne (8pm – 2:30am)
Friday November 15: Global Cities After Dark (12pm – 7pm)
Friday November 15 – Sunday November 17: EMC festival at various parties, club nights, pop ups and film screenings across Sydney.
The door is always open for any ideas you have whether it’s putting forward a speaker recommendation, a cool idea for a session, workshop or a kick arse keynote.
Please send through your proposal or ideas via our contact page
Applications to perform at EMC LIVE are open until 11:59pm on Sunday 15 September, 2019. You can apply to showcase here.
You will need media accreditation to cover EMC. Media accreditation requires approval. Applications for media accreditation opens on Monday October 15 at 9am. We will send an email to all media with the form to apply for accreditation on this date.
Please send media requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC is the leading electronic music industry event in the Asia Pacific region. Held in Sydney, it is a pivotal, annual destination event for Australian and international creative professionals, curators and tastemakers, and those that are passionate about electronic music business and culture.