Vivid Ideas


Vivid Ideas is the year’s most anticipated global forum for ingenuity and innovation. It’s the place where Luminaries, instigators, major players and emerging talent converge on Sydney over 23 days to discover the ground-breaking developments that are defining our creative future.

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About Vivid Ideas

Whether you want to hack stories, bust genres, learn the art of analytics, evolve a tasty niche, flip into virtual and augmented realities or discover the power of artificial intelligence for creativity, you can do it all and more at Vivid Ideas.

In 2017 iconic American artist Shepard Fairey returns to Australia to headline the Game-Changer Talks Series. Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and on walls around the world.

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His body of work includes his Barack Obama HOPE campaign, the OBEY brand and his recent and hugely successful ‘We The People’ program. Shepard will be sharing his do-it-yourself approach, his career highlights, including how he managed to turn his creativity into an authentic voice about street culture.

In 2017 the key areas of focus include the power of artificial intelligence for creativity, educational advances in mixed reality, content harvesting, plus the latest developments in screen production, smart fashion and robotics. This is the place where culture meets commerce and business benefits from creative thinking.

What is the limit of AI, and what will the landscape look like in the next ten years? Do marketers still need to rely on creative concepts to attract attention? A panel of industry and academic experts will debate the future of their industries.

Vivid Ideas, Sydney

The Sunrise Conference also brings together founders from some of the most successful Australian startups. Join the community, be inspired and learn what it takes to make it in the startup game.

Explore the now and next with Virtual Reality workshops for children plus exhibitions exploring digital and the hand-made and talks for adults on engineering, design, space, medicine and more.

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