Everyday at Australia House

9:00AM – 4:00PM

Bluestone Lane Café at Australia House: Stop by for complimentary coffee from our Bluestone Lane Baristas

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Movember Foundation: Look sharp with complimentary barber service (shaves and hair cuts)

Daily Prizes



Luxury trip for 2 to Australia
Blackmagic Designs ‘Pocket Cinema
Camera 4K’
Australia House t-shirts
Pared Sunglasses
Design your own tote bags
Ettitude luxury bedding bundle

Above: Kirin J Callinan at Music Hall of Williamsburg (© photo by Amanda Hatfield). Bottom: Margaret Zhang, (©IMG Models).

Sunday 10 March

7:30PM – 9:00PM

Opening BBQ Reception, presented by Tourism Australia featuring chef Jock Zonfrillo

9:00PM – CLOSE

After Party

Monday 11 March

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow Mentoring Session (Invite only)

12.30PM – 1:00PM

Actor Danielle Macdonald: Women re-casting the entertainment industry

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Lindsay Cornell and Margaret Zhang: The female perspective on innovation

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Actor Cody Fern: Shattering the Hollywood Mold: Bold and Unapologetic

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Another Giant Leap for Mankind: Where Next in Space? with Beth Jens (NASA JPL) Sally Richardson (VP Northrop Grumman)

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Cocktail Mixer: A Taste of South Australia

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Playing God: How to Build a Multiverse with Kristen Souvlis and Amy Parry (Like A Photon Creative), moderated by Jenny Cooney

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Short and Vertical: Developing narrative content and platforms for mobile audiences with Ben Johnston (Josephmark), Meg O’Connell (Ludo Studio), moderated by Jenny Cooney

7:30PM – CLOSE

Screen Queensland After Dark Party and Music Showcase

Tuesday 12 March

10:00AM – 11:00AM

An energizing morning workout with Luke Milton (Training Mate)

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Optimizing Mindfulness, Movement and Nutrition with Erin Palisnski-Wade, (Nutritionist) Luke Milton (Training Mate), moderated by Jason Dundas

12:00PM – 4:30PM

Screen Queensland workshops: Next level VR storytelling, Create Your Own Interactive Kids’ Storybook, Build your own business in 45 minutes, interactive romantic fiction workshop

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Brands and the Longing for Community with Nick Stone (Bluestone Lane), Simon Traynor (Movember) Lindsay Cornell (will.i.am), Margaret Zhang (writer/director)

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Will Power, Indianapolis 500 2018 Champion

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Lidars, Robots and Quantum, Oh My! with Adam Wardell (Novartis Australia), Dr Michael Biercuk (Q-Ctrl), Dr Shahin Farshchi (Lux Capital), Dr Kiersten Stead (Data Collective)

5:00PM – 6:00PM

The Secret Ingredients: Food as a force to connect in Australia with Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil), Jock Zonfrillo, Dominque Crenn, Matt Stone and Jo Barrett

6:00PM – CLOSE

Melbourne Hub at Australia House feat. music, tech and film. Performances by Oh Pep!, Two People, Angie McMahon and Amyl & The Sniffers (DJ Set)

Wednesday 13 March

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Harnessing the Power of Virtual and Augmented Reality with Tony Parisi (Unity Technologies) Helen Situ (Moment XR) Rita Arrigo, (Microsoft Australia)

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Breaking down Blockchain: Beyond the Bitcoin Buzz with Karen Kilroy (Kilroy Blockchain), Chao Cheng-Shorland (ShelterZoom), Todd Little (Oracle), Isaac Elnekave (Tide Foundation)

6:00PM – CLOSE

SXSW Official Music Showcases

Thursday 14 March

11:00AM – 6.00PM

SXSW Day Party: The Aussie BBQ (10th Anniversary) Sounds Australia presents over 20 Australian artists over 2 stages

6:00PM – CLOSE

SXSW Official Music Showcases

Friday 15 March

11:00AM – 6.00PM

SXSW Day Party: Big Sound Brunch Q-Music and Sounds Australia present a diverse line-up of Australian artists

6:00PM – CLOSE

SXSW Official Music Showcases

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