Vivid Ideas


The future belongs to the imaginative. Along with the brilliant displays, from 27 May to 18 June Vivid Sydney will also turn on the illumination with new ideas and innovations. Stimulate your creativity at one of the world's leading creative events. Connect with leaders, unlock your talents and learn new skills.

  • Vivid Ideas Exchange, Vivid Sydney
  • Conscious Change Makers, Vivid Sydney

About Vivid Ideas

Whether you’re a passionate fan, a student or aspiring creator, an emerging entrepreneur, business owner or established practitioner, Vivid Ideas is for you. More than 180 events span sectors from technology and start-ups, to film and storytelling, design, architecture, STEM and STEAM, visual arts and communication.

Vivid Ideas, Vivid Sydney

The Game-Changers Talk Series invites you to join conversations with the people who are shaping the creative landscape right now: Beau Willimon, Margaret Zhang, Spike Jonze and Jenji Kohan. Auslan interpreters will ensure these events are accessible.

Screenwriter and producer Beau Willimon created House of Cards: one of the most highly-acclaimed streaming series on screen today. Willimon offers insights into crafting drama, his approach to collaboration, and the business behind producing quality content. Hear the thoughts of Spike Jonze,  director, producer and writer recognised for feature films such as Her, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich.

Join writer and show creator Jenji Kohan as she discusses creating unforgettable, complex and diverse characters and stories following the stunning success of Orange Is The New Black.

Margaret Zhang, Vivid Ideas, Sydney

Margaret Zhang is meanwhile one of Australia’s most influential new creatives: she has built a global fanbase for her work as a stylist, photographer, and creative director. On stage at Vivid Ideas, Margaret shares the journey of her career to this point, explains her approaches to collaborations and working with brands, and takes your questions.

Major creative conferences including Semi Permanent, REMIX Sydney and Good Design Festival explore how technology, design and culture are transforming business, communication and life. Start-up conference The Sunrise returns, while new events include un-conference Make Nice, and global digital placemaking think-tank, Media Architecture Biennale.

There are maker markets, a new music video festival, zine fair and a creative career expo.

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