Vivid Ideas


The future belongs to the imaginative. Along with the brilliant displays, from May to June Vivid Sydney also turns 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.

In 2016 Vivid Ideas hosted 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 invited conversations with the people who are shaping the creative landscape, such as Beau Willimon, creator House of Cards, creative powerhouse Margaret Zhang and Spike Jonze, director, producer and writer recognised for feature films such as Her, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich.

Jenji Kohan also discussed creating unforgettable, complex and diverse characters and stories following the stunning success of Orange Is The New Black.

Margaret Zhang, Vivid Ideas, Sydney

Major creative conferences included Semi Permanent, REMIX Sydney and Good Design Festival on how technology, design and culture are transforming business, communication and life. 

There were maker markets, a new music video festival, a start-up conference, zine fair and a creative career expo.

After smashing records in 2016 with 2.3 million visitors, Vivid Sydney 2017 promises to follow up its predecessor in every way. Stay tuned for the full program of 2017 creative conferences, talks, workshops and more at