In partnership with Mirik Milan (Global Night Mayor AdvocateandCo Founder, VibeLab), EMC brings you the return of Global Cities After Dark 2018 - a one-day and one-night forum focused on global nighttime culture and economy.

Date: 13 November 2018 8.30 am – 7 pm
Location: UTS Business School, Building 8

 Opening the forum will be an Official Welcome from City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, followed by an “In Conversation” between the Lord Mayor and Global Cities After Dark Co-Host Mirik Milan. Facilitated by City of Sydney Councillor Jess Miller, the In Conversation will highlight how Sydney is collaborating with nightlife operators; the importance of incentivising good operators; and how Amsterdam rewarded good nightlife operators to influence policy, resulting in positive action.
You will also hear keynotes from the creator of the globally adopted and awarded ‘Ask For Angela’ campaign, Hayley Child, Detroit’s Night Time Economy Ambassador Adrian Tonon; global female empowerment leader and diversity programmer Amanda Maxwell from She Said So; and the inspirational Creative Director and Co-Founder of the internationally renowned pansexual party palace known as A Club Called Rhonda, Loren Granich. 
The City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel keynote will see the co-chairs of this panel City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully, and Kerri Glasscock, deliver a reflection on its progress since its inception earlier in 2018. 
Also included is the 2018 ‘NightCamp’ Group Workshop facilitated by Mirik Milan which will see all attendees and speakers at Global Cities After Dark collaborating to workshop issues such as supportive regulations; infrastructure needs; diversity in entertainment, locations and audiences at night. A final keynote The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Music (and what this means for the night time economy) will be presented by Member of the Legislative Council John Graham.
Finishing off the day will be eight Expert Sessions deep diving into specialised aspects of nighttime culture working collaboratively in an interactive workshop environment.
1.    Research-led advocacy and policy
2.    International networks and developing a global knowledge base
3.    #MeToo and nightlife – a safe night out for all
4.    Success and failure playbook
5.    Identifying cultural identity and crafting compelling stories
6.    Building platforms for coalition and collaboration
7.    Access all areas, accessible for all
8.    Understanding your city’s creative requirements
We encourage you to attend the only annual event dedicated to discussing the latest updates and future shaping activities for Sydney’s nightlife that will give you the opportunity to network with key experts, influencers and some of the most creative people from here and abroad.
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