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The Event Symposium to go fully interactive in November

Peter FitzSimons

The 2018 Australian Event Symposium program has been released and it’s 100% interactive.

With entries closing soon for the 2018 Australian Event Awards, organisers have announced a significant change to the approach to professional development across the events industry.

Taking place 20-21 November on the Sunshine Coast, this year’s program features a day of industry based, collaborative Workshops followed by a day of Masterclasses led by ground-breakers from beyond the events industry.

The theme, The Skill’s The Limit: Enriching Events focusses all session on tangible take-aways for attendees. The Symposium will be topped off with the 2018 events industry extravaganza: the 10th Australian Event Awards.

“This year’s celebration of our events culture will be the biggest we have seen yet,” said Event Awards and Symposium Managing Director Ian Steigrad.

“We have focussed this year on event professionals getting their hands dirty and taking away real skills – it will be fun and interactive but also an opportunity to grow as professionals and get some serious skill injection.”

In opening registrations for the event, organisers have announced one Masterclass presenter will be Peter FitzSimons – The Wallaby, the Journo and, of course, the Republican.

The Event Symposium team is working closely with Peter to develop a special interactive masterclass under the title “Creativity and Agility – Ducking and Weaving in the Events World”.

The Masterclass will lead attendees through the creative process and all the challenges and opportunities that come with the territory, from identifying creative triggers to building resilience and flexibility to meet today’s ever-changing event environment.

The session will include the opportunity to complete tasks and obtain Peter’s feedback in a relaxed atmosphere.

More presenter announcements will follow shortly.