From sunset Thursday 23 to sunrise Sunday 26 May 2019, s p a c e will
be Australia's first festival-like conference 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
The event was conceived by Thinkerbell's Adam Ferrier, Cj Holden and Holly Ransom.
Says Ferrier: "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."
"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: "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. Guests 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.
View the Guest List
Applications are now open through spaceseries.com
Event: s p a c e
Location: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay
Dates: Sunset Thursday 23 - sunrise Sunday 26 May 2019
Adam Ferrier: A
slightly mad mad man, Adam is a highly respected creative strategist,
consumer psychologist and author. A regular speaker on Bx, Batman, and
Behaviour Change at conferences worldwide, Adam is inspired to help
co-create an event unlike anything seen in Australia before.
Cj Holden: An
experientialist at heart, Cj is passionate about building engaged
communities through immersive experience. His vision is to build a
collective of Australia's most disruptive leaders all making a global
impact. Cj has created experiences in London, Miami, Marrakech, Cape
Town and Iceland - it's now Australia's turn.
Holly Ransom: A
specialist in disruptive strategy, Holly is so renowned for her
commentary on intergenerational economic and social issues she is on Sir
Richard Branson's dream dinner guest list and was personally requested
by Barack Obama to moderate his only engagement in Australia. Holly is
passionate about ensure that s p a c e is more 'Do-Tank' than