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G’DAY USA is proud to present AUSTRALIAHOUSE @ South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018!

Located in the heart of the action on Rainey Street, this all-encompassing Australian experience kicks off on March 11th and runs through to March 16th, presenting the very best of Australian innovation, film and music, as well as unique food, wine and tourism experiences.

Guests at AUSTRALIAHOUSE can enjoy world-class coffee from Hugh Jackman’s ‘Laughing Man Café’, premium Australian wine & cheese pairings with chef Curtis Stone, and a huge line up of talent, featuring over 60 Australian performances across 9 SOUNDS AUSTRALIA showcase events.

AUSTRALIAHOUSE will also feature TedX-style talks and interactive panels with some of Australia’s leading figures in film, space, music and philanthropic innovation.

SXSW attendees will also be able to swing by the AUSTRALIAHOUSE booth at the SXSW Trade Show for program information & a big week of networking sessions and business showcases. 

So be sure to pay us a visit at AUSTRALIAHOUSE @ SXSW and say G’Day!

VENUE

Lucille Patio Lounge

Lucille Patio Lounge
77 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

SPEAKERS

Hugh Jackman
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Hugh Jackman

Laughing Man® Coffee

Flavia Nardini
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Flavia Nardini

Fleet Space Technologies

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith
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Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

CSIRO Astronomy

Dr Chris Boshuizen
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Dr Chris Boshuizen

Planet Labs

Stephen Oh
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Stephen Oh

XM2

Adam Gilmour
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Adam Gilmour

Gilmour Space Technologies

Meggie Palmer
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Meggie Palmer

PepTalkHer

Justin Drape
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Justin Drape

The Monkeys

Adam Garone
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Adam Garone

Movember Foundation

Jeanette Cheah
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Jeanette Cheah

Hacker Exchange

Jennie Sager
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Jennie Sager

Twitter

Dr Alberto Conti
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Dr Alberto Conti

Northrop Grumman

Anthony Zaccaria
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Anthony Zaccaria

Bolster

Alex Zaccaria
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Alex Zaccaria

Bolster

Jason Dundas
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Jason Dundas

Dundas Media

Matt Moran
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Matt Moran

Aria

Kim Allom
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Kim Allom

Defiant Development

Curtis Stone
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Curtis Stone

Gwen and Maude

Emily Copeland
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Emily Copeland

Cedilla

Sue Swinburne
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Sue Swinburne

Griffith Film School

Nadine Bates
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Nadine Bates

Like A Photon Creative

Lucas Taylor
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Lucas Taylor

Inside Manus

Eoin McCarthy
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Eoin McCarthy

Hydric Media

Ben Johnston
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Ben Johnston

Josephmark

Brian Carnahan
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Brian Carnahan

State Government of Victoria

Scott Adlington
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Scott Adlington

State Government of Victoria

Andrew Hyde
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Andrew Hyde

Startup Weekend

Vera Shokina
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Vera Shokina

Silicon Valley Bank

George Hedon
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George Hedon

Pause Fest

Jason Byrne
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Jason Byrne

Guilty Content

Mike Johnston (TRUTH)
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Mike Johnston (TRUTH)

Street Art Evangelist

Elizabeth (Beth) Jens
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Elizabeth (Beth) Jens

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Andy Lee
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Andy Lee

Government of Victoria

Caitlin Yost
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Caitlin Yost

The Little Nell

Dan Lacaze
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Dan Lacaze

Solotel

Renee Parkhurst
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Renee Parkhurst

Photographer

Mitch Gordon
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Mitch Gordon

Go Overseas

James Bell
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James Bell

Alliance Abroad

Steven Kosler
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Steven Kosler

AECOM Process Technologies

Ian Hopkinson
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Ian Hopkinson

Mad Scientist Digital

String Nguyen
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String Nguyen

StringStory Media

Patrick Hanlon
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Patrick Hanlon

Austrade

Aprill Allen
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Aprill Allen

Knowledge Bird

SCHEDULE

Opening BBQ Reception

  • AUSTRALIAHOUSE will open with a classic Aussie BBQ presented by Westpac, with a menu curated by Tourism Australia’s Friend of Australia, Chef Matt Moran. The evening will also feature music by top Australian artists and the unveiling of the AUSTRALIAHOUSE mural presented by Atlassian, which will be developed throughout the week by leading Austin-based artist ‘Truth’.

Atlassian Mural Activation Kick Off

  • G’Day USA partner Atlassian has commissioned a unique Australian-inspired mural to be created by Austin street artist Mike Johnston a.k.a ‘TRUTH’. Swing by AUSTRALIAHOUSE between Sunday 11 to Wednesday 14 March to see ‘TRUTH’ bring the mural to life!

30 minutes

Surf’s Up Down Under: Tourism Australia and World Surfing League Afterparty

  • From the east to the west coast, Australian beaches are known for their breaks as much as their beauty, not to mention some of the best surfing competitions in the world. Come enjoy some great Australian beer and watch a real time stream of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, happening live on the Gold Coast, all to the beat of talented Aussie DJs.

Laughing Man Cafe Open Everyday

  • Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man® Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S. As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.

Austrade Investor Roundtable: Growing Creative Businesses Globally Breakfast

  • An interactive breakfast session discussing how to grow creative businesses globally. Join an interactive discussion featuring leaders in the Australian creative and technology industry discussing the methods used to create a collaborative working environment while continuing to grow business globally.

1 hour

TWO FOR THE SHOWCASE

  • 11:00am – Daggy Man
  • 6:30pm – Didirri
  • 6:45pm – Alice Ivy

Conversation on Film & TV: ‘Australia on the Big Screen’

  • A chance to hear from Mr. Stephen Oh of XM2, the world’s leading film & television drone cinematography company, which has brought to life modern classics like Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales.

45 min

Atlassian Mural with TRUTH

  • G’Day USA partner Atlassian has commissioned a unique Australian-inspired mural to be created by Austin street artist Mike Johnston a.k.a ‘TRUTH’. Swing by AUSTRALIAHOUSE between Sunday 11 to Wednesday 14 March to see ‘TRUTH’ bring the mural to life!

A Talk with Dr. Chris Boshuizen

  • Hear from the Entrepreneur in Residence at Data Collective and Co-Founder of Planet Labs, which operates the world's largest constellation of Earth-observing micro-satellites, providing cutting-edge global mapping of our changing planet from space.

20 minutes

Conversation: ‘Watch this SPACE’

  • A conversation with key players in the rapidly evolving global space sector, including three of its emerging women leaders from Australia.
    • Moderator: Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, Research Group Leader for Australia Telescope National Facility Science, CSIRO

      • Dr Elizabeth Jens, Propulsion Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

      • Mr Adam Gilmour, CEO, Gilmour Space Corporation

      • Mr Alberto Conti, Innovation Manager, Northrop Grumman

      • Ms Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO, Fleet Space Technologies

45 min

How Social Entrepreneurs are Inspiring Change: A Conversation with Hugh Jackman and Hugh Evans

  • Hugh Jackman will share insight into the cross-section of social good and market forces, as well as the inspiration behind Laughing Man® Coffee, which he co-founded in 2011. Jackman will highlight how the brand brings to life the motto ’Make Every Cup Count’ through its support of coffee farming communities around the world. Jackman will also share the exciting news about what’s next for Laughing Man® Coffee. The conversation will be led by Hugh Evans, fellow social entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.
    • Moderator: Mr Hugh Evans, Co-Founder, The Oaktree Foundation & Global Citizen Festival

      • Mr Hugh Jackman, Award-Winning Actor, and Founder of The Laughing Man Foundation & Cafe

45min

Conversation: Tech4Good

  • A conversation with Australians and Americans harnessing the power of innovation and technology to improve the lives of others.
    • Moderator: Ms Meggie Palmer, Founder, PepTalkHer
      • Mr Justin Drape, Founder, The Monkeys

      • Ms Jeanette Cheah, Co-Founder, Hacker Exchange

      • Mr Adam Garone, Co-Founder, The Movember Foundation

45min

Happy Hour with Curtis Stone, presented by Tourism Australia

  • Join Friend of Australia, Chef Curtis Stone for a glass of delicious Australian wine paired with his favourite cheeses and handmade charcuterie, in an intimate conversation about top Aussie wine regions, produce trends and our multicultural food influences.

1 hour

Cocktail Reception Hosted by Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

1 hour 30

The Screen Queensland Lounge

  • A showcase of some of Queensland’s most innovative screen and gaming companies. Come and meet the makers, and play with the best of narrative-driven VR, console games, and mobile apps, and explore exciting business innovation in the content space. Screen Queensland will round off a great night with a club lounge, featuring Australian music.

Laughing Man Cafe Open Everyday

  • Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man® Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S. As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.

Austrade Investor Roundtable: Why Australia? Invest in Australia Breakfast

  • Australia is the only developed country in the world to achieve 27 years of consecutive annual economic growth. Join an interactive discussion of creative and technology industry investors to learn why Australia is a top destination for global growth.

1 hour

Atlassian Mural with TRUTH

  • G’Day USA partner Atlassian has commissioned a unique Australian-inspired mural to be created by Austin street artist Mike Johnston a.k.a ‘TRUTH’. Swing by AUSTRALIAHOUSE between Sunday 11 to Wednesday 14 March to see ‘TRUTH’ bring the mural to life!

Conversation: ‘We Come From The Land Down Under: Australia’s Innovative Voice’

  • A conversation exploring some of the Australian Innovations revolutionizing the world of music and creating opportunities for the next generation of artists.
    • Ms Jennie Sager, Head of Entertainment Asia-Pacific, Twitter Australia
    • Mr Alex Zaccaria, Co-Founder, Bolster & LWNY.co
    • Mr Anthony Zaccaria, Co-Founder, Bolster & LWNY.co
    • Ms Emily Copeland, Founder, Cedilla Music

1 hour

Cocktail Catch Up: Turn Your Australian Vacation Into the Career of Your Dreams, Presented by Tourism Australia

  • Forget work experience. Try a working holiday in Australia that will look great on your resume. For anyone seeking adventure and culture, but also wanting to build their career and life experience, a working holiday in Australia should be at the top of your list! Hear first-hand stories from travellers who’ve worked with brands from Vice to Vogue, top restaurants and Australia’s most luxurious hotels, as well as experts who can help you find opportunities to live and work like a local.
    • Moderator: Dan Lacaze, Group Marketing Director, Solotel, Australia’s most diverse hospitality group, who employ hundreds of working holiday makers each year.
    • Rene Parkhurst, an American photographer recently profiled in Tourism Australia’s VICE campaign sharing how she started her career in Sydney and how it led to work for Vogue, American Apparel, YSL, Oyster Magazine and more.
    • Caitlin Yost, who spent time working in some of the Luxury Lodges of Australia and beautiful remote wildernesses including the Louise & Wolgan Valley, and is now Maitre D’Hotel at The Little Nell in Colorado.
    • Mitch Gordon, CEO Go Overseas, on how this life experience can now be a competitive edge for recent college graduates or those looking to get ahead in the workforce by taking a break to work and travel.
    • James Bell, President of Alliance Abroad, a cultural exchange and internship placement coordinator that specializes in helping young adults experience the world.

1 hour 30

The Melbourne Mixer – Invite Only From 6-8pm

  • The Victorian Government, Silicon Valley Bank and Guilty are hosting a night of tech networking, a movie premier party and cutting edge Australian music.  Mingle with US and Melbourne tech leaders to celebrate all that is amazing about Melbourne’s unique tech and creative scene. Guilty will be offering a program and a trailer on the movie Brothers’ Nest that is screening its’ World Premiere at SXSW. Delicious culinary delights accompanied by some of Australia’s finest wine and beers will be provided from 6 - 8pm. Guests are invited to stay on and experience a showcase of some of the finest Melbourne music.

3 hours

Sound Gallery

4 hours

Laughing Man Cafe Open Everyday

  • Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man® Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S. As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA Luncheon – Invite Only

2 hours

Atlassian Mural with TRUTH

  • G’Day USA partner Atlassian has commissioned a unique Australian-inspired mural to be created by Austin street artist Mike Johnston a.k.a ‘TRUTH’. Swing by AUSTRALIAHOUSE between Sunday 11 to Wednesday 14 March to see ‘TRUTH’ bring the mural to life!

Austrade Presents: Australia House SXSW Demo Day 2018

  • Meet innovative Australian creative, digital gaming and immersive simulation companies, experience the technology at the interactive demonstration session, and network with industry leaders.

3 hours

SXSW Official Music Showcases – Presented by Metropolitan Groove Merchants (MGM)

5 hours

Laughing Man Cafe Open Everyday

  • Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man® Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S. As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.

SXSW Day Party: THE AUSSIE BBQ

7 hours

SXSW Official Music Showcases – Presented by Future Classic

  • 8:00pm: G Flip (AUS)
  • 9:00pm: GERMANS
  • 10:00pm: Sassy 009
  • 11:00pm: Marco McKinnes
  • 12:00am: Thutmose
  • 1:00am: jpegmafia

5 hours

Laughing Man Cafe Open Everyday

  • Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man® Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S. As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.

SXSW Day Party: QMusic & SOUNDS AUSTRALIA present “The BIGSOUND Brunch”

3 hours 45

SXSW Day Party: Tim Tams & SOUNDS AUSTRALIA Present “The Tim Tam Slams”

4 hours 40

SXSW Day Party: Our Golden Friend & SOUNDS AUSTRALIA Present “Our Golden Friend SXSW Day Party”

2 hours 45

SXSW Official Music Showcases – Presented by Secret Sounds

5 hours

Watch street artist TRUTH paint a mural outside AUSTRALIAHOUSE

Visit our booth on the Trade Show Floor, Sunday-Tuesday: 10am-6pm and Wednesday: 10am-4pm

Stop by Laughing Man Cafe at AUSTRALIAHOUSE Monday: 9am-2:30pm and Tuesday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Recharge with Atlassian Monday-Tuesday: 3-4pm

Schedule a session with Merton Lawyers, Monday: 9:30am-2pm and Tuesday: 10:30am-3pm

MUSIC

Amy Shark
Amy Shark

Cut Copy
Cut Copy

Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths

George Maple
George Maple

Bad Pony
Bad Pony

Big League
Big League

Calan Mai
Calan Mai

Big White
Big White

ELSZ
ELSZ

Fatai
Fatai

G Flip
G Flip

Benji Lewis
Benji Lewis

CALMLY (fka Childsaint)
CALMLY (fka Childsaint)

Daggy Man
Daggy Man

Death Bells
Death Bells

Didirri
Didirri

Gordi
Gordi

Hatchie
Hatchie

Hoodlem
Hoodlem

Jade Imagine
Jade Imagine

Jess Ribeiro
Jess Ribeiro

Lime Cordiale
Lime Cordiale

Juanita Stein
Juanita Stein

Lolo Lovina
Lolo Lovina

Mallrat
Mallrat

ORB
ORB

Pretty City
Pretty City

Promiseland
Promiseland

Ruby Boots
Ruby Boots

Slum Sociable
Slum Sociable

RVG
RVG

Small Island Big Song
Small Island Big Song

Sons of the East
Sons of the East

Stella Donnelly
Stella Donnelly

Thandi Phoenix
Thandi Phoenix

The Elliotts
The Elliotts

The Heart Collectors
The Heart Collectors

The Money War
The Money War

The Teskey Brothers
The Teskey Brothers

Tori Forsyth
Tori Forsyth

Totally Mild
Totally Mild

Trove
Trove

Vacations
Vacations

VOWWS
VOWWS

WILSN
WILSN

Alice Ivy
Alice Ivy

Neil Frances
Neil Frances

Ainsley Farrell
Ainsley Farrell

Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei

Divide and Dissolve
Divide and Dissolve

Cloves
Cloves

Go Fever
Go Fever

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