Portable’s inaugural Curators Conference took place earlier this month in New York, with guests as diverse as Susie Bubble, Gia Coppola and coolhunting.com founder Josh Rubin taking over the stage to cover topics from fashion to film and publishing.
Now it’s Melbourne’s turn to get a slice of the Portable pie. Our leg of the conference will involve a one-day event of thought-provoking and insightful conversations with leaders in film, music, design, technology and online publishing.
Nine guests will be presenting their keynote speeches, including: writer Benjamin Law (Gaysia), filmmaker Kirby Ferguson (Everything is a Remix), developers Jonathan Barouch (Roamz.com) and Kate Vale (Spotify), designer Suzzanne Boccalatte (Boccalatte), Simon Westcott (Mr & Mrs Smith), Pip Jamieson (The Loop), Brian Ritchie (MONA) and Broadsheet’s very own publisher and founder, Nick Shelton.
The guests are all curators in their own way, whether their talent lies in picking out the best holiday destinations around the world, the most interactive digital designs or curating different voices to create an online publishing medium. And they have one thing in common: an eye for separating the cultural wheat from the chaff.
This will be an event where audiences are encouraged to get involved in the discussion. In a period in which so many aspects of business, design, the arts, technology and contemporary culture intersect, there is really no better time to get a group of like-minded people together for a good old-fashion discussion fuelled by great ideas.
Tickets for previous Portable talks with designer Frank Chimero and blogger Susie Lau sold out quickly, so it’s best to get on board and get tickets soon before they run out.