Advertising and media big-wigs Adam Ferrier, Cj Holden and Holly Ransom have announced the launch of s p a c e, Australia’s first festival-like conference set to champion peer-to-peer learning in an effort to build a more ambitious Australia through shared ideas and collaboration.
s p a c e will bring together a mix of unlikely people to share their thoughts on humanity, creativity, performance, wellness, the future and more, through unexpected conversations facilitated by the attendees themselves.
There will be no official speakers at s p a c e, all of the content will be co-created by the attending guests, giving everyone the opportunity to host a talk, run a workshop, have a campfire conversation, or take a group out surfing.
Anything guests dream up and would like to share with other guests goes.
Ferrier said: “Australia needs this event now more than ever. It’s important to look wider than your typical universe to seek inspiration and learn new ideas.
“In order to do the unexpected, you need to meet unlikely people who challenge your perspective.
“Through the event, we aim to inspire action towards building a more ambitious Australia through shared ideas and collaboration”.
Holden added: “There are plenty of events to meet like-minded people, few to meet un-like-minded.
“s p a c e will be filled with interesting people in an environment that inspires deep, human connection.
“Egos will left at home and everyone as generous with their ideas as they are ambitious”.
Ransom said: “It is the right time for an event like this in Australia.
“Currently, there is a lack of cross-sectoral collaboration, which is a barrier to unleashing the next wave of innovation required to grow Australia’s global standing and influence”.
Guests will travel to Byron Bay where they will be encouraged to disconnect from their day-to-day lives in a relaxed environment designed to inspire better, more personal, engagement with other guests through a shared immersive experience.
Attendees will come from a diverse mix of industries, generations, cultures and backgrounds in order to encourage the sharing of ideas from outside perspectives.
The only thing in common will be that each guest has an interesting story to share and will be prepared to actively participate.