By Pooja Kashyap
  • 13 Oct
  • 2 min read
Electronic Music Conference celebrates 'Decade Of Dance' with a historic 10th-anniversary celebration
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Asia Pacific’s leading electronic and dance music industry event, Electronic Music Conference (EMC) to return in November to celebrate its monumental 10th Anniversary edition. Under the theme of ‘Decade Of Dance: 2012 – 2022,’ they are set to showcase a host of interactive workshops, conversations, and bespoke events that aim to unite the Australian music scene and the local community collectively.

The conference promises to highlight national and international talent, bridging the gap between local and global brands. It will combine the pinnacle EMC10 Festival, which will run from November 25 until December 15, in conjunction with the EMC10 Conference on November 30 at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney. 

The mission is to connect, educate, inspire, and diversify Australia’s thriving electronic music scene. The 10th anniversary of EMC provides an opportunity to reflect on the past decade’s highlights and challenges and actively look toward the future as industry members continue to converge to celebrate and bolster its renaissance after a two-year, pandemic-enforced hiatus. 

At the beginning of the pivotal 22/23 Summer season, which will see Sydney’s nightlife move forward from the restrictions of lock-outs and lockdowns, EMC to welcome back international visitors to join what will be a prominent and pivotal celebration of electronic and dance music.

EMC Director Jane Slingo said: ”Reflecting on EMC 2012 – 2022, there have certainly been storms to weather. But I am grateful for many things—the abundance of learnings. The many wonderful people from Australia and the world have generously shared their knowledge, experience, and challenges for the benefit of others at EMC. EMC’s supporters who got our vision and backed us over these years.”

“Most of all, the opportunity to have collaborated with so many brilliant people this past decade – wildly talented artists and their courageous teams, inspiring community and industry leaders, those that share the stories about the culture and the people – the writers, marketers, and publicists. I’m humble about this milestone, but also really looking forward to celebrating it with EMC’s friends and peers, new and old, at EMC10.”

The 10th-anniversary edition of EMC will see a high festival footprint, stretching across multiple local government areas, including Sydney CBD, Inner West, Western Sydney, and Northern Beaches, and regional touch points.

These topics will be built into a program centered on a suite of content covering the climate emergency; tech; justice, equity, diversity; and professional development. There will be a unique mix of interactive events and experiences reflecting music, tech, fashion, and dance convergence.

With an expanded capacity of up to 510 delegates, the EMC10 conference offers attendees an invaluable chance to network, enjoy themselves, and discuss emerging trends and continued challenges within the Australian and international electronic music scenes. The team behind EMC has worked to champion inclusivity by promoting a wide variety of talent from different cultures, genders, and sexual orientations. This is recognized as an opportunity to showcase and discover emerging talent and to join forces on the mission to diversify and encourage equality throughout the broader industry. 

Activities will incorporate the EMC10 Conference, EMC10 Festival, Emerging Artists Showcase, EMC10 Films Program, and a special anniversary closing event, all anticipated to attract thousands of revelers and ardent electronic music fans for the 10th anniversary.  

The NSW Government supports EMC10 through Create NSW, the City of Sydney, Australia Council for the Arts, Roland, Moshtix, and Muzeek.

The first wave of Early Bird tickets is out now.

More information is available viathe website.

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