FRI 14 OCT 2022
SAT 15 OCT 2022
Let’s make copy
Australia’s favourite dedicated copywriting conference is back. And this time it’s in Sydney
It’s jam-packed with content to help you learn new copywriting skills, connect better with your customers, stay on top of the latest trends and learn how to manage the business side of copywriting.
This is your chance to truly embrace your copywriting career, whether you’re an in-house writer, content writer, marketing manager or copywriting freelancer.
You’ll also get to meet other copywriters, share your highs and woes, and become part of the Australian copywriting community.
We’ve picked some of Australia’s most successful copywriters, marketers, digital experts and business gurus to bring you the topics that matter most.
No fluff. No filler. Just an entire day of seriously helpful content.
The take aways
So what will you take away from The Copywriting Conference?
Sure, we’ll have the traditional goodie bags and heaps of free mints.
But that’s not what we’re talking about.
Our speakers will also be supplying core copywriter nuggets of advice, wisdom and know-how. Here are the core conference takeouts:
- Raise the curtain on your X factor: Learn to celebrate your “you-ness” in your brand
- The multicultural copywriter: A sundae, not plain vanilla: See why embracing diversity in your writing makes it better (and more inclusive)
- Show your work: The pedantic yet essential art of fact-checking: Understand why it’s important to keep things factual in an age of fake news
- Creative copywriting for social media ads that convert: Learn to craft copy that stands out and gets all the right attention
- What happens to your content once it goes live: Keep track of your content after hitting the publish button
- Every cent I’ve ever earned: See how a successful copywriter manages their income
- How to be a brave, healthy copywriter: Learn to step out of your comfort zone and thrive
- Overcoming the imposter syndrome: Become confident enough to shout, “I AM COPYWRITER!”
And of course, it’s a great opportunity to mingle with other copywriters, marketers, content creators and in-house agency copywriters, share ideas, and make new contacts. It’s time to step out from behind your screen and meet other copywriters in the flesh.
We’ve gathered some of Australia’s best minds to share their know how with you.
Tanya Abdul Jalil
This year will be like no other with Kate Toon MCing the event herself. Kate is a word beast at heart and while other copywriters talk the talk, Kate has walked the walk. She’s an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with over two decades experience in all things advertising and digital.
The Live Stream
Can’t make it to Sydney in person?
We’ve got you covered.
We’re so excited to announce that this year we’re offering a Virtual pass to the conference.
Our virtual pass means you get all the sessions and the action live-streamed straight to you.
This means you can watch all the sessions from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to change out of your pyjamas.
You’ll also get access to recordings after the event to rewatch your favourite sessions again and again.
Your host is Kat Elizabeth
Kat Elizabeth, founder of Magnetic Brand Co, is a copywriter, personal branding coach and online course addict with an irrational fear of karaoke and grasshoppers. She’s the host of the popular Seen Heard Paid podcast and a self-titled YouTube channel. While her mission today is all about helping experts get recognised and paid a premium to be themselves, Kat used to get paid to play other people – performing in main stage musicals in Australia as well as US film & TV productions while she was based in Canada.
The Mastermind Presenters
Founder | The Clever
Trainer | TEDx speaker
SEO keyword specialist
B2B content specialist
This Full-Day Mastermind with Kate, Matt, Amanda, Rosie, Johanna, Courtney and Tony is where you’ll get to dig in to what it really takes to run a successful Freelance Copywriting Business.
We’re limiting attendee numbers to allow for small group discussions and workshopping.
CopyCon22 will be held at the Kirribilli Club in Lavendar Bay. Located 9 minutes from Sydney CBD, their stylish rooms and amazing Harbour Bridge views are some to be admired.
11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay NSW, 2060, Australia
The Networking Event
We’ll be having networking drinks and nibbles after the event in the beautiful Harbourview Lounge, with spectacular Harbour Bridge and water views.
There will be drinks, nibbles, entertainment and possibly a theme.
The Mastermind Networking Event
Rub shoulders with Kate, CopyCon22 speakers and masterminders at the award-winning Commodore Hotel. On Friday evening, directly after the mastermind event, we’ll be heading out for networking, nibbles and a cash bar.
Feel the love
Some words from previous attendees.
The best Conference I’ve ever been to.
An amazing day full of learning and laughter at the The Copywriting Conference in Sydney yesterday. It would have to be without question, the best Conference I’ve ever been to. Bring on #copycon2018!
The place was right, the speakers were right, the content was right.
When you get a room full of insecure creatives and by the end of the day, they’ve all grown another foot in confidence, you know you’ve done something right.
The place was right, the speakers were right, the content was right, and, above all, the timing was right. It’s hard to believe that until CopyCon, there’d never been a copywriting conference in Australia. I learnt a lot, met terrific people – talented people – made new friends, and walked away with a smile. What more could you ask for?
I’ve come away feeling energised and connected with a passionate, creative community of people
Fabulous speakers who not only educated, but entertained – and Kate’s vibrant, down-to-earth personality shining throughout the day. An all round vibe of shared relief to escape our copywriting hovels and be a part of something bigger. I’ve come away feeling energised and connected with a passionate, creative community of people – we copywriters are truly lucky.
CopyCon was by far the best professional development event I’ve ever been to.
Passionate, intelligent speakers; excellent networking opportunities and great goodie bags. Can’t wait for next year!
When and where is the conference?
The Copywriting Conference takes place on 15th Oct 2022 (with Mastermind the day before)
11 Harbourview Cres, Lavender Bay NSW 2060
Do I need to be a professional copywriter to attend?
Not at all, this event is for all copywriters and it will suit anyone who works in marketing. It’s also great for those looking to break into copywriting as a career or those who would like to learn more about copywriting for their small business.
What is the schedule?
The Copywriting Conference offers short sharp training sessions with both skill and business focus. We also have three networking breaks, as well as an evening networking do with delicious nibbles.
The day before the conference we have a Mastermind, which is a smaller group event, with great access to speakers and round table discussions.
When will the topics and speakers be confirmed?
All speakers are now confirmed.
However we reserve the right to vary advertised schedules to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and sessions where necessary.
Can I volunteer at the event?
How do I become a sponsor?
Do I need to bring a printed ticket?
Will there be Internet access at the conference?
Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access will be available to all event attendees.
Are meals provided at the conference?
- At the Conference morning and afternoon tea breaks with refreshments will be provided as well as a buffet lunch.
- There will be a Networking Party from 5.30 pm open to ticket holders only.
- At the Mastermind a morning tea break, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.
What food options will be available?
For both days of the conference, morning and afternoon tea breaks with refreshments will be provided. We’ll have a light lunch of Gourmet Wraps or Turkish Bread with a couple of salad options (Gluten free, Dairy and Vegetarian options available).
There will also be nibbles available at the post-conference party.
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate them.
How accessible is the venue?
The club operates across three levels with limited underground parking facilities for both members and guests with disability access for those with restricted access requirements.
Can I bring my baby or child to the event?
Small humans under the age of oneish are welcome to attend the event (must come with a parent, babies turning up solo will be turned away). We will have a dedicated MINI COPY BEASTS table at the back of the room. Obviously, if your baby is extra vocal, we ask that you respect other guests and leave the room to chill your small humans out. Sadly we don’t allow larger children at the event as we can’t provide childcare facilities. We do accept childish adults.
Can I bring my service animal to the event?
What's the loo situation?
What do I need to bring with me?
We recommend bringing your laptop if you’re the kind of person who likes to type up notes. Pads and pens, water and mints will be provided. There may also be biscuits, and possibly crisps – but I’m not promising anything.
Can I claim the event as a taxable expense?
As this is a training event, it should be a deductible expense. However, we recommend you talk to your accountant about it. We’re words people not numbers people.
What's the dress code?
There’s no formal dress code, be scruffy, be smart, be yourself.
For the evening do after the conference we are going with fancy dress.
The theme is FAMOUS CHARACTERS FROM LITERATURE.
I’m coming as Cleopatra.
There will be an awesome prize!
Are there student, government, group, nonprofit or concession discounts?
No discounts are available, but we’ve worked hard to keep the prices affordable.
How do I buy a ticket?
Review the ticket options available here and hit “BUY NOW”
Does the ticket price include accommodation?
Where can I stay nearby? Do you have any hotel discounts?
Not local? There’s a range of places you can stay which are close to the conference venue. We’ve arranged discounts at these nearby hotels for CopyCon22 attendees:
The View Hotel Sydney
17 Blue Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Offer: 15% discount on Best Advertised Rate
Booking link: https://viewhotels.com/sydney
Discount code: KIRVIEW
Vibe Hotel North Sydney
171 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney NSW 2060
Offer: 10% discount on Best Advertised Rate
Website link: reservations.tfehotels.com
Discount code: TH14609855
Is there parking nearby?
Kirribilli Club has 65 car spaces available, located on Basement Levels 1 and 2. The car spaces are available on a “first come, first served” basis and cannot be reserved.
- Turn left just past the entrance to the Club (11 Harbourview Crescent), you will see the car park sign.
- The car park is a ticket in and a ticket out system, so all you need to do is press the button on your way in and a ticket will be printed, and the boom gate will open.
- Keep your ticket with you, and please be sure to pay and have it validated at Reception before leaving the Club.
- Casual parking is strictly not permitted at any time.
- Non-members/Temporary visitors $12.00 per car per day
- Overnight car parking flat rate for members and non-members $30.00 Must vacate car space prior to 12noon or additional fees apply
Where is the nearest train station?
Milsons Point train station is the closest and is a short 7 min walk around the block via Alfred Street & then Lavender Street.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are sold on a strictly no refund basis.
But in the event that the Copywriting Conference is cancelled, you will be refunded the face value of the ticket.
If the event isn’t cancelled, but your home State goes into lockdown due to COVID19 and you’re unable to attend the event due to this reason, your ticket will be fully refunded and you’ll be given the option to purchase a video ticket.
If the event is postponed due to COVID19 we will give you the option to have a ticket for the next event or be fully refunded.
The right is reserved to vary advertised schedules to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and sessions where necessary.
Do you have an affiliate program?
What COVID precautions are you taking?
We’ll be doing everything we can to make our event as COVID-preventative as possible.
Social distancing will be encouraged, as well as hand sanitiser available on the premises.
We recommend bringing a mask as a precaution for instances where you are unable to be 2 metres away from others.
If you’re feeling sick leading up to the event we strongly recommend you stay home instead.
What are the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for this event?
Following the guidelines put in place by the NSW Government, there is no requirement to provide proof of vaccination to enter the venue.