At World Fringe Congress

In 2020, Adelaide Fringe hosted the World Fringe Congress.

The World Fringe Congress was established in 2012, and is the only formal gathering of international fringe representatives from all around the world. It's a place for the organisers and current employees of fringe festivals from across the globe to share ideas, learn together and forge valuable connections. 2020 was the first time the biennial Congress was held in the Southern Hemisphere.

World Fringe Congress ran from 14-18 February— the first five days of Fringe 2020! 

Congress attendees received access to: 

  • Keynote presentations
  • Workshops
  • Panel discussions/forums
  • An extra 'day out' where they met local Port Adelaide arts community

The next congress will be held in Orlando, Florida in 2022.

If you have any questions in the mean time, don't hesitate to pop us an email at

Header image photographed by Razan Fakhouri.