Following a stellar year in 2017, the Electronic Music Conference is back for another round in 2018, announcing its first round of speakers – and new home – today.

With over 150 speakers and artists set to descend upon Sydney’s University of Technology this November for another round of educational conversation, industry insights, and immersive life stories, you can already tell that this year’s EMC is set to be a big one. Now, with the first lineup of speakers being announced for this year’s event, we’re starting to get an idea of just how big it’s set to be.

Kicking off this year’s list of speakers is none other than the prolific Grammy Award-nominated SASHA, who is set to take part in a fascinating In Conversation to give fans and admirers a look into his outstanding life and career. Likewise, Canadian duo BLOND:ISH will also be making the trip over from North America to speak in regards to their groundbreaking and widely-revered style of music.

EMC 2018 will also feature the likes of Greg Wilson, renowned DJ and the first ‘dance music’ specialist hired by Manchester’s iconic Haçienda club, who will be teaming up with iconic BBC 6Music presenter Gilles Peterson to take part in a special presentation, The Psychology of DJing.

Australian manager John Watson (ELEVEN: a music company) is also set to take part in an In Conversation led by Association of Artist Manager’s Leanne de Souza, while DJ Magazine’s Charlotte Lucy Cijffers and Aussie DJ, presenter, and musical icon FlexMami also join this year’s event.

This year is also set to see proceedings for the Electronic Music Conference move away from last year’s home in Redfern to the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the Sydney University of Technology in Ultimo.

Tickets to this year’s EMC are set to go sale from 9am, on Thursday, August 16th.

Check out the first speaker announce for Electronic Music Conference 2018:

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EMC 2018 SPEAKERS

BLOND:ISH (Canada)
Charlotte Lucy Cijffers, DJ Mag (United Kingdom)
FlexMami
Gilles Peterson (United Kingdom)
Greg Wilson (United Kingdom)
John Watson, ELEVEN: a music company
Leanne de Souza, Association of Artist Managers
SASHA (USA)

EMC 2018

Wednesday, November 14th – Thursday, November 15th
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW
Tickets and more info: Electronic Music Conference