MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

Festival Day 1

Location: The Plaza Ballroom, Collins St, Melbourne
Time: 9am to 6pm

Agenda: Join us for the first day of the festival where we jump head-first into the action!

8:30: Registration
9:00: Opening remarks
9:30: Keynote – Nadine Champion
10:30: About The 8 Percent
11:30: Think Tank 1 – “Babes, Box Gaps and Bacon”
12:30: Lunch
1:30: Breakout Session 1 (choose your own adventure)
3:00: Think Tank 2 – “Can’t Stop the Music”
4:00: Think Tank 3 – “A Robot Stole My Job”
5:00: Keynote – Art Alexakis
6:00: Finish
(Please note times are indicative and may change. We will provide you with a final schedule closer to the event date)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Festival Day 2

Location: The Plaza Ballroom, Collins St, Melbourne
Time: 9am to 6pm

Agenda: Day 2 of the festival is just as action-packed as the first!

8:30: Registration
9:00: Opening remarks
9:30: Keynote – Indira Naidoo
10:30: Think Tank 4 – “I Wouldn’t Steal a Car – But I’d Download One”
11:30: Think Tank 5 – “Another Brick in the Wall”
12:30: Lunch
1:30: Breakout Session 2 – Choose Your Own Adventure
3:00: Think Tank 6 – “The Social Side of Enterprise”
4:00: Think Tank 7 – “In Ethical Fashion”
5:00: Keynote – Deng Thiak Adut
6:00: Finish

(Please note times are indicative and may change. We will provide you with a final schedule closer to the event date)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Creative Inspiration Day

Location: Multiple locations around Melbourne
Time: 10am to 5pm

Agenda: 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!

Your day will include:

  • A workshop with our keynote speaker, Art Alexakis – lead singer of US rock band, Everclear. Art will take you through a workshop on resilience and creativity, extending his amazing keynote topic.
  • A visit to the offices of Iloura, world-famous VFX company who brought you such unforgettable scenes as Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones, and movies such as Ted, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Ghostbusters. See some of their amazing work, and hear all about how they did it at this awesome stop on your tour!

Here is the full list of what you’ll get to experience on the day:

Workshop with Art Alexakis
Visit the offices of Iloura
Visit the offices of Envato
Visit the workshop of Material By Product
Lunch at Feast of Merit
Private screening of Collisions at ACMI

All transport plus lunch and snacks are provided for this fun and inspiring day! Read the full run down here!

TICKET INCLUSIONS

HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKS

The 8 Percent Festival is an event with a difference! Our aim is to make the event informative and insightful, but also fun and exciting!

 

Opening Keynote

Each of the 2 days starts with a talk by one of our special keynote speakers, who we have chosen to inspire and motivate you in different areas of your life and business.

We then move into the first of our Think Tanks.

 

Think Tanks

Think Tanks are where we put a group of the brightest minds on stage to answer a pressing question that affects business, the arts, or society in general. We might ask them to redefine the role of record companies in the new era of the music industry dominated by the internet. We might ask them to come up with a new way of thinking around the refugee crisis in Australia. We might ask them any number of things!

To keep things interesting, YOU also get to be involved in the Think Tanks. You can submit your questions or ideas for the guests to discuss as they try to decide on the most effective and innovative approach to their topic.

Read more about the Think Tanks here.

Breakout Sessions

Our Breakout Sessions run in the middle of the day, after the first Think Tanks. These are interactive and hands-on sessions designed to give you a leg up with an area you need help with.

You will be in the same breakout group over both days, giving you a chance to learn, and then put what you’ve learnt into practice. We will release more details of your breakout track sessions and hosts soon, but we can tell you this – they’re going to be FUN!

Read more about the breakout sessions here.

 

Closing Keynote

The day is then closed out by one of our inspirational keynote guests.

 

Breaks

We have scheduled breaks during the day, for lunch, snacks, posting selfies on Facebook, etc.