5th & 6th August 2022

Makers in Business

Online Symposium
Find reinvigoration, motivation and inspiration in this premiere online educational event. A must-do for all Australian makers in business.
Thanks to our Media Partner
100% online for maximum comfort

Mentors to the maker community Make Good Things Happen are super proud to present the inaugural Makers in Business Online Symposium for 2022, the very first event of its kind in Australia.

Over two full days and 100% online for maximum comfort, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August 2022, meet an outstanding lineup of industry experts providing tips and advice directly relevant to the makers, artists and designers of Australia.

Are you seeking…
The Makers in Business Online Symposium will provide much-needed motivation and connectedness”

— Jo Walker, Keynote Speaker

Meaningful advice

Advice on topics that mean something to you from market participation to product photography

Inclusive and safe

Stay in the comfort and safety of your own home whilst joining the community of makers like you

Valuable insights

Inspiration from other makers who have been right where you are and have experienced the same challenges

Our outstanding lineup

of industry experts

All up, there are over 30 community professionals with keen advice as the result of experiencing their own challenges as small creative business owners. 

This in addition to the maker allies and industry mentors you know and love, both Angela D’Alton and Renee Baker of D’Alton Baker Productions, founders of Make Good Things Happen.

Kirsten Devitt

Kirsten Devitt

Kirsten Devitt, owner and designer at Each To Own, Keep-oh and Small Works Gallery, began her home based craft business in 2009.

Erin Madeley

Erin Madeley

Erin Madeley is founder of Perth Makers Market, owner of Erin Madeley Consulting and the Perth Upmarket family of events.

Tess McCabe

Tess McCabe

Tess McCabe is a publisher and manages Creative Minds featuring resources targeted at creatives and small business owners.

Liane Rossler

Liane Rossler

Liane Rossler is an artist, designer and curator who has worked in creative industries for over thirty years.

Lisa Cahill

Lisa Cahill

Lisa Cahill is the CEO and Artistic Director of the Australian Design Centre team based on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation, Sydney NSW.

Jessica Harwood photo by Catherine Turner

Jessica Harwood

Jess Harwood is an illustrator, communications professional and environmental campaigner living on Gadigal land in Sydney.

Renee Baker

Renee Baker

Renee Baker is one of the Make Good Things Happen founding partners, and mentor to makers at D’Alton Baker Productions.

Emma Do

Emma Do

Emma is the editor of frankie magazine and is presenting Submitting Your Work to Media as part of the Makers in Business Online Symposium.

Sarah Stanford

Sarah Stanford

Sarah Stanford of Novelise is a content designer, strategist, and copywriter here to help you make better content decisions.

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon is assistant editor and digital editor of frankie magazine, presenting Submitting Your Work to Media.

Emma Morris Makers and Shakers

Emma Morris​

Emma is the founder of The Makers and Shakers, Round She Goes and the Slow Fashion Market. ​

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, designer, and author based in Brisbane, Australia, of @imakestagram fame.

Jo Walker

Jo Walker

Jo Walker is a content strategist, brand storyteller and editor, which means she can figure out the stories your business should be telling.

Pete Cromer

Pete Cromer

Pete Cromer is one of Australia’s most popular artists and his signature artworks are instantly recognisable.

Kara Cooper

Kara Cooper

Mount Vic and Me® was established in 2013 by local designer Kara Cooper, who resides in the historic village of Mount Victoria.

Amy Clarke Confetti Rebels

Amy Clarke

Amy owns and operates Confetti Rebels, a feminist apparel brand that aims to empower the womxn around her.​

Aimee Davies The Hey Mate Project

Aimee Davies

Aimee Davies combined her Therapeutic skills and creative industry experience to create The Hey Mate Project.

Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Uncle Phuncle, a range of clothing all designed and hand made in Melbourne was founded by Ashley Dyer, a self taught designer and maker.

Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly is a fashion veteran working in the rag trade for over 20 years running the Sydney fashion empire that is Made590.

Heidi Helyard Polymer Clay Jewellery Designer and Maker

Heidi Helyard

Heidi Helyard is Australia’s premier polymer clay jewellery artist and designer, working and living on Darkinjung Country.

Rachel Kimberley

Rachel Kimberley

Rachel Kimberley is a product photographer and stylist specialising in creative product photography and stop motion animations.

Angela D'Alton

Angela D’Alton

Angela D’Alton is one of the founding partners of Make Good Things Happen, and provides business services to makers at D’Alton Baker Productions.

Dr. Mikala Tai Australia Council for the ARts

Dr. Mikala Tai

Dr. Mikala Tai is the Head of Visual Arts at Australia Council for the Arts, previously the director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

Belinda Harris BrisStyle

Belinda Harris

Belinda Harris, or Bel as she is most commonly known, has been involved with BrisStyle Inc. since the very beginning in 2008.

Shuh Lee

Shuh Lee

Designed in the home studio of Shuh Lee, based in Melbourne, shuh. is a whimsical take on all things colourful, wearable, usable and fun.

Jeff McCann

Jeff McCann

Jeff McCann specialises in community engagement projects, public art, education, collaborations, illustration, props and fashion.

Waan Pivasiri

Waan Pivasiri

Thailand-born Australian Web Developer turned Candle Maker, Waan Pivasiri started pouring candles in 2013 and it became You, Me & Bones.

Maryann Talia Pau

Maryann Talia Pau

Maryann is a weaver and exhibiting artist. She is a co-founder of One Billion Stars and Super Native Unlimited.

Emily Wright

Emily Wright

Emily Wright is Creative Director and founder of Nancybird, an evolving design label based in the inner north of Naarm/Melbourne.

Lauren Hassett

Lauren Hassett

Middle Child is a jewellery and accessories label with a penchant for mid-century modern design founded by Lauren Hassett.

Schedule Preview

Remote and regional makers can finally enjoy the same access as those who live in big cities. All you need is a device and internet connectivity.

Access the Auditorium and Green Room over two huge days

Tickets

Wattle

Regular Admission
$ 99 AUD inc GST
  • 100% online and inclusive
  • 2 full days of valuable insights
  • Access to all Auditorium sessions
  • Virtual Goodie Bag for Makers
  • 1 month on-demand streaming
  • Private Facebook group community

Waratah

VIP Admission
$ 129 AUD inc GST
  • 100% online and inclusive
  • 2 full days of valuable insights
  • Access to all Auditorium sessions
  • Bonus Green Room videos
  • Virtual Goodie Bag for Makers
  • 6 months on-demand streaming
  • Private Facebook group community
Best Value
Still have some questions?
Contact us any time, we’re always happy to help.

100% online through our website mgth.com.au!  You will also be able to watch it via YouTube using a special link that will be provided.  Sit in your comfy chair, get yourself a warm drink, pop your pet on your lap and start jotting down the wisdom!

Almost all of the money we receive from sales of tickets to the event will pay the almost 30 speakers involved. We are paying our creative collaborators too, who also manage their own small businesses.  We believe in providing support to the community through experiences that include financial support, where it matters, so we can all keep doing what we love to do.

This symposium is about genuine learning, authentic connection, advice from experts and valuable educational content. We want to re-invigorate this community after a challenging couple of years and create meaningful connections whilst providing tangible financial support to everyone involved.

The remaining portion of your ticket costs are used on the software and technology needed to bring this event to you, and lastly, for our time in creating, managing and administering this huge, first of its kind online event.

Waratah VIP  benefits include everything included in the Wattle ticket, plus access to the bonus content in the Green Room, as well as 6 months access to replay all content from the Symposium.

Wattle –  $99
Waratah – $129

No tickets can be purchased after August 3rd 2002 so that we can make sure everyone has the links to enjoy the symposium in time and our small team can focus on preparing for the big event!

As this is a digital event which provides you with access to content after the event (1 month for Wattle ticket holders, 6 months for Waratah ticket holders) unfortunately we are not providing refunds except for extenuating circumstances. Please contact us if you believe that’s you.

You will be able to login as you would for the live event to enjoy the same sessions via replay for either 1 month (Wattle tickets) or 6 months (Waratah tickets) after the event.  You won’t miss out!

Once you’ve purchased your ticket you will be able to join our private MIBOS 22 Facebook group where all attendees can chat and connect with one another, like the most ideal networking for introverts situation you could imagine.

During registration please select YES for the accessibility requirements option and we will cater to your needs.

Makers in Business

Online Symposium
Be part of our premiere community experience

Access educational content from experts in the field to empower you in your maker business

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Thanks to our Media Partner

Thanks to our Community Partners

Make Good Things Happen is a community where diversity is accepted and celebrated. We welcome people of diverse cultural backgrounds, race, religion, ability, gender and sexual orientation.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we live and work on, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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