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EMC reveals even more speakers for their 2017 conference

31 October 2017 | 11:36 am | Emma Jones

Adding to an already hugely impressive line-up of speakers, EMC weren't messing around when they were booking their 2017 conference, cementing this year as one of their very best versions yet. With ANDREW WEATHERALLTIGERLILYNGAIIRE, and so many more already announced to be speaking at this year's Electronic Music Conference, today they've announced even more names ready to share their wisdom come the last week of November.

With panels already covering many important topics including the role of indie labels in 2017 (check out our interview with I OH YOU's Johann Ponniah on this very issue), underground parties, safe spaces and more, EMC has revealed today they're adding in other exciting panels such as Breaking Down BlockchainHit The Power Button: How Tech is Supersizing Events; Fabric: A Case Study and more. Furthermore, the speakers on these panels include everyone from James MathisonKLP and Touch Sensitive to industry gurus such as Vanessa Picken from Comes With FriesAPRA’s Frank RodiGlobal Drug Survey UK’s Dr Adam Winstock and Night Mayor Amsterdam, Mirik Milan.

The good news doesn't stop there though, as the first artist of EMCPlay has also been announced today, as Sydney clubbing institution S.A.S.H welcomes deep house legend Fred P to the Inner West’s Sly Fox Hotel on Tuesday November 28 for an EMCPlay night of soul-driven house as the perfect warm up to the week, with more parties soon to be announced for the rest of EMCPlay.

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Tickets are still up for grabs, with the option of buying a complete conference pass, or tickets to individual sessions, but with more than 80 speakers confirmed for the conference this year held in Redfern for the first time at Giant Dwarf and Cake Wines Cellar Door, as well as Musica Copa back for another year to close off the week AND EMCPlay mixed in as well, this is shaping up to be one hell of a week!

For more details and tickets, head here. Check the full list of speakers below.

2017 speaker line-up (in alphabetical order):

Adam Winstock, Global Drug Survey UK

Aden Mullens, etcetc

Alexander Nut, Eglo Records (UK)

Alice Kimbereley, VICE

Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio

Andrew Li, Zouk (Singapore)

Andrew Weatherall, Artist (UK)

Anna Burns, Future Classic

Ant Celestino, onelove

Austin Gavlak, Top Tap Tech

Beatrice, Artist

Ben Tucker, For The Love

Brooke Powers, DJ

Bryony Beynon, Good Night Out (UK)

Carly Roberts, Picnic Events

Cathy Adamek, Adaemek Productions

Chloe Rickard, Jungle

Chris Berkley

Chris Murray, Falcona

Chris O’Donnell, Eventbrite

Dan Aux, George FM (NZ)

Dita Hariadi, Ismaya Group (Indonesia)

Dr. Bianca Fileborn, UNSW

Driller Jet Armstrong, Artist

Emily York, Penny Drop

Eva Trifonas, Inertia

Frank Rodi, APRA AMCOS

Hamish Pinkham, Rhythm & Vines

Hannah Bronte, Artist

Hannah Crofts, Artist

Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studios/Your Choice

Huw Nolan, Good Manners

Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Jaxsta

James Mathison

Jana Gibson, APRA AMCOS

Jo Pretyman, i-Manifest

Johann Ponniah, I OH YOU

Jonno Seidler, One a Day

Jonny Peters, Gazecoin

Judy Griffith, Fabric

Justin Sweeting, Sonar HK (Hong Kong)

Kate Becker, Office of Film + Music City of Seattle

Katie Pearson, (Whiskey Houston) Artist

KLP, Artist

Laura Huddle, Eventbrite

Leanne de Souza, AAM

Leko Novakovic, Novatech

Mary Hoang, The Indigo Project

Michelle Grace Hunder, Photographer/Film Maker/Radio Host

Miss Blanks, Artist

Murat Kilic, Dream Channel

Ngaiire, Artist

Ollie Wards, triple j

Paul Stix, undr CTRL

Richard Moffat, Way Over There

Richie Carrera, T100

Richie McNeill, Hardware Corp

Sam Carmex, TRNSMT

Si Gould, Wondercore Island

Thelma Plum, Artist

Tigerlily, Artist

Touch Sensitive, Artist

Travis Grech, Ultra Australia

Troy Sincock, Fresh FM

Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open

Uda Widanapathirana, Mellum

Vanessa Picken, Comes With Fries

Vi Hermens, Motorik

Words by Emma Jones