14 – 16 October, 2017
Can entrepreneurs save the world? At The 8 Percent Festival, we want to find out!
During the festival we put together the brightest minds in business and the arts to create Think Tanks who will work live on stage to solve problems currently impacting our society—from new approaches to media, the future of work, new education models that affect business, and more.
The 8 Percent Festival is a 2-day event, followed by a full-day, hands-on Creative Inspiration day, which includes visits to some of the most creative and innovative companies in Melbourne (for VIP ticket holders only).
Join us at the Plaza Ballroom for the opening day of The 8 Percent Festival, where we bring together the brightest minds in business and the arts to solve some of the country’s most burning questions. The Festival runs from 9am to 6pm.
Secret Experiential Dinner Event
This is a bonus event for our GA and VIP ticket holders.
Join us at a dinner event like no other! On the evening of the first festival day (October 14) join us for a fun, bewildering dinner that will take you to another world!
We can’t reveal too much right now, but trust us – you’ll want to be there! Spaces are limited, so book your ticket today to secure your seat!
Join us at the Plaza Ballroom for day 2 of The 8 Percent Festival, where we bring together the brightest minds in business and the arts to solve some of the country’s most burning questions. The Festival runs from 9am to 6pm.
Creative Inspiration Day
This is a bonus day for our VIP ticket holders only.
Creative Inspiration Day is a bonus day for our VIP ticket holders only. We will transport you around Melbourne, where you will be seriously inspired by some of the most innovative people and companies in the world! All transport, plus lunch and snacks are provided.
We will be finalising our stops on this tour closer to the date. Read what the 2016 VIP group got up to here!
The 8 Percent Festival – 2016
Our 2016 event included moving keynote speeches by Art Alexakis (lead singer of Everclear), Deng Thiak Adut (former child soldier, lawyer, refugee advocate), Nadine Champion (martial artist, cancer survivor), and Indira Naidoo (beloved journalist and newscaster).
Our panels on the state of education and the future of work were standouts, as were our discussions around film, music, health, fashion and social enterprise. You can read more about our previous speakers here: 2016 speakers