Queensland is brimming with ideas and talent. Myriad makes sure this innovation is seen as well as heard.
Once a year, the world’s most influential thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators gather in Queensland for Myriad, Australia’s premier technology and innovation event.
The world is hungrily searching for the next brilliant person or project to invest in, and this May we’re bringing them to Australia to find it. There’s a wealth of talent and entrepreneurial spirit here, and Myriad creates an unprecedented direct link to Silicon Valley.
Myriad is privately founded and independently managed.
Myriad is a celebration of creativity and innovation, bringing some of the world’s greatest thought leaders to Queensland, and showcasing local innovators. This year’s event was run from 16–18 May 2018 at the RNA Showground, Brisbane,covering seven themes which explored the future of food, health, culture, play, work, cities, and money.
Organisers searched high and low for the craziest success stories, innovative tech and remarkable ideas to bring you something indescribably special this year. Myriad even flew a bunch of Silicon Valley stars across the pacific on Myriad Air. With over 100 speakers and 3,500 participants, Myriad 2018 is a fantastic opportunity for Australian startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs to come and enjoy all Queensland has to offer, while connecting with some of the worlds’ innovation thought leaders.
Myriad 2018 is presented in strategic partnership with the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.
Regional Innovation Showcase at Myriad 2018
The Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP) has funded more than 100 innovative business leaders from regional Queensland to attend Myriad 2018.
The delegates have been supported to attend and showcase in their region at this year’s festival.
Up to ten delegates from each of the 12 ARIP Regions have been selected to participate in the Regional Innovation Showcase.
Silicon Valley, London, Tokyo and now Queensland! The attention of some of the world’s most innovative minds all focussed on Queensland in March 2017 for the southern hemisphere’s inaugural Myriad festival.
Featuring a world class line up of speakers and entertainment, entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, tech-lovers, and innovators Myriad 2017 filled the Brisbane Powerhouse with ideas and innovation for two and a half days.
Breaking it down, Myriad 2017 in numbers:
- 3300 total audience participation (including satellite events)
- 46% of ticket holders were associated with the startup sector
- 56% are decision makers within their business
- 11% attendees from interstate (highest percentage from NSW), 3% international, 86% Queensland
- The highest motivations for attending were for networking and professional development opportunities
- The average number of new contacts made during Myriad was 8.9
- 164 exhibitors
- 149 speakers (33 interstate, 49 interstate, 53 local, 14 regional), 22 facilitators, 98 sessions
- 1000 high school and university students participated in Myriad High program.