Happening 2018

July 27 to 29

Sydney Australia


The Happening is a multi-day gathering of people from across the globe who share the passion for collaborative design and the impact it has on transforming our planet and way of life.

Happening 2018 is the third annual event following California and Netherlands. The festival will be a great opportunity to connect, reconnect, play, explore and co-create with the leading collaboration design facilitators from around the world.

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park

1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW, Australia

2pm Friday 27th July till 5pm Sunday 29th July 2018


3 Day Event:

Friday 27th July 2018 - 2pm to 9pm

Aboriginal Australian Welcome To Country ceremony by Quarantine Beach in Sydney Harbour National Park, event introduction and ways of working, sunset canapes, campfire Dreamtime storytelling, networking dinner and drinks on the headland overlooking the harbour. Optional ghost tours and brewery tasters to follow.

Saturday 28th July 2018 - 9am to 9pm

Group gathering in Governor Bourke Ballroom and nearby breakout areas for open space design, full day catered with lunch by the beach at Boilerhouse Restaurant. Optional kayaking, surfing lessons and bush tucker tours. Open mic music, poetry and arts festival dinner celebration at night. Kick on drinks at Q Station's Engine Room Bar afterwards.

Sunday 29th July 2018 - 9am to 5pm

Final festival day, fully catered in Governor Bourke Ballroom and nearby breakout rooms. Sunset drinks and beach party with fire twirling to finish up a magical long weekend. For those that want to keep on going maybe a harbour cruise to the city is in order? Let's co-create together!


Collaborative Design:

The agenda is open and so is the format. We co-create in response to the passions, interests and purpose of those present.

Ignite your ideas with a global cohort of like-minded and like-hearted folk. Open the conversation and collaboration now by sharing your ideas in our active Happening community Group on Facebook.

Register Now:

Register your attendance by booking your festival ticket now. The event is non-profit with all funds invested into the Happening 2018 participant experience.

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Accomodation Options:

Accomodation is optional so is not included in the festival ticket cost. This should be booked with providers directly.

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park and Manly in general offers a range of accomodation options nearby and here are some suggestions:

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