Sydney’s Electronic Music Conference will shine a light once more on what goes on in the dark.

The EMC will host its second annual forum on the city’s night culture, “Global Cities After Dark,” which this year expands its program over the full day and into the evening of Nov. 12.

The 2018 forum will explore “the pillars that are essential to supporting successful nightlife,” organizers say, and will almost certainly ponder the findings of the “Global Cities Outcomes Report,” a deep dive into the nighttime economy which was built out of last year’s event and released today.

Leading the conversation at the 2018 “Global Cities After Dark” will be Lord Mayor Clover Moore and host Mirik Milan (global night mayor Advocate and co-founder, VibeLab), plus a lineup of international experts including Detroit’s night time economy ambassador Adrian Tonon; global female empowerment leader and diversity programmer Amanda Maxwell (Boiler Room, She Said So); and Loren Granich, creative director and co-founder of L.A.s progressive “Polysexual Revolution” hotspot, A Club Called Rhonda.

clover moore
Clover Moore

A three-year project, “Global Cities After Dark” hosted some 150 delegates last year. The goal of this year’s event, notes Moore, is to “bring hundreds of night-time experts from around Australia and the world to Sydney to help us find solutions to the problems all global cities face.”