If we are hard to describe, that is not a bad thing. We are breaking new ground. And the box people want to put us in doesn't yet exist. We are a mash-up. We take great talks, super local food, great un-signed bands (not for long), frantic to calm workshops, and bring these things together in one place.
We pick the most eclectic bunch of attendees and speakers we can find and we put them in a beautiful retreat called Payne's Hut that will take you somewhere else altogether. (The best places do that). And then, if that wasn't quite enough, we switch our phones off. Yup, they don't work so well in the mountains. Instead, you begin to talk to people. Ideas need conversation. We believe mashing all this stuff up creates an eco-system for ideas where they have the best chance of being born, shared and acted upon. So what do we do? We start conversations.
Our location's beauty needs to remove you from your day to day. It needs to free your mind from the shackles. Head space comes from physical space. Payne's Hut in North East Victoria will certainly do that. The food, the wine, the beauty, the smell of gum trees that rise into the sky, the surrounding Alpine mountains, the clean air. A unique Australian setting.