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Meet ups are a great way to spark inspiration, new skills and build your professional network. Across Sydney there are many meet up groups to bring creative professionals together to share knowledge. Whatever your creative and entrepreneurial field of interest there’s bound to be a meet up or networking for you.

The Studio

3188 members

The Studio opened in March 2018 and is dedicated “to grow and strengthen the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries for the benefit of all and to create global businesses”. It’s a dedicated space and organisation for media innovation with the Sydney Startup Hub at Wynyard.

The Studio hosts regular meet ups and Lunch & Learn sessions.These events bring together media and entertainment technology and creative technology startups in Sydney into the one place.

From The Studio’s Meetup page:

“The group and events are designed to allow members the opportunity to share experiences, network and support one another. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, intrapreneur or just an interested individual, do come and join us at one of our upcoming events!”

More details via Meetup page.

Sydney Creative Entrepreneurs

2669 members

The most recent events have focused on setting up your own website, e-commerce and business skills.

From the Sydney Creative Entrepreneurs’ Meetup page:

“This is a group of creative entrepreneurs in Sydney. This group includes everyone: artists, designers, photographers, business owners, consultants, bloggers – anyone creating their next big idea. Learn, grow, and make meaningful connections for the future!”

More details via Meetup.


1,045 members

Electrofringe supports emerging electronic and tech-based artists in Australia through the presentation of work and ideas. The non-profit organisation hosts regular meet ups from pop-up events and talks to parties that might make it hard to discuss your work, but make makes it easy to dance.

More details via Meetup.

Young Entrepreneurs Sydney

4636 members

This group has a lot of members and is organised by Gavin Heaton of the Disruptors Handbook.

From the Young Entrepreneurs Sydney Meetup page:

“The young entrepreneurial community of Sydney is growing. We want to create a space where up and coming creatives, entrepreneurs and changemakers can come together to share stories, create networks and learn from each other.”

More details via Meetup.

Young + Lost Sydney

1261 members

From the Young + Lost Sydney Meetup page:

“Young + Lost is your guide to being the best young + lost person you can be. It’s a weekly digest for those feeling a little lost in their career and looking for inspiration or new opportunities. Each week we curate the Young + Lost guide which includes the coolest jobs of the week, career advice, interviews with young entrepreneurs, travel opportunities, insights on creativity and productivity, and a list of the best events in town. We’ll also put on a series of events including talks, panels discussions, happy hours, fireside chats, lunch ‘n’ learns, and of course, parties. Join us and connect with other young, lost souls and learn from those who have found their feet in the industry, or made their own way!”

Creative Mornings Sydney

Creative Mornings is a global movement of creatives that meet early every month, before work. Volunteer hosts and their team members organise local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. NSW has only a Sydney chapter but it is well attended and videos of all talks are posted shortly afterwards – a fantastic source of inspiration. Tickets are available usually a week before.

The team from the Creative Industries Knowledge Hub will regularly update this page with new and interesting meetup or networking events for creative industries professionals.

If there are new groups forming, particularly in regional NSW, get in touch with us.

If you thought creative industries had little to do with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, then it’s time to think again. AI and machine learning are already transforming the business of creating and producing digital media, as well as content management, distribution and consumption, and much more.

For example, if you’re using a video or music streaming platform such as Netflix or Spotify, then guess what: there’s AI and machine learning at work thanks to the creation of massive datasets. Just ask Siri!

If you want to get to grips fast with the broad concepts of AI, data science, and machine learning, then take advantage of a special offer through the Creative Industries Knowledge Hub for a Tech X Masterclass on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT on May 9, 2019.

By using the code CIKH when registering you will be able to receive a 66% reduction on the normal masterclass fee. This is a limited offer.

Register here.

This masterclass will be presented by Richard Xu, Associate Professor in Machine Learning, and the Director of the Data Lounge at UTS.

For further specific queries, contact Steven Crooks at the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT:

Full details of the masterclass below.

Masterclass description

This half-day masterclass will focus on the broad concepts of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, focusing on the basic algorithms needed to successfully transform data into useful knowledge. The objectives of this masterclass are to give a general introduction of what machine learning is, how it can be used, and an explanation of the tools/algorithms used to properly implement machine learning.

Who will benefit

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about AI and machine learning.

Program topics

  • Introduction to AI/ Machine Learning
  • Examples of how these technologies are being applied today
  • Examples of where technologies are likely to go
  • Machine learning fundamentals

Course outcomes

Those completing this course should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of artificial intelligence fundamentals
  • Develop an understanding of machine learning fundamentals
  • Identify priority knowledge gaps to prepare for further in depth studies in the field of data science


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