An in­sider’s guide to Vivid Syd­ney

Time Out (Sydney) - - CITY LIFE -

VIVID SYD­NEY IS the largest fes­ti­val of its kind in the world, bring­ing daz­zling light shows, en­light­en­ing dis­cus­sions and in­spi­ra­tional mu­sic to Syd­ney for three weeks, May 25 to June 16. While the light pro­jec­tions grab a lot of the at­ten­tion, there’s an aw­ful lot more to do dur­ing the event – here are some top sug­ges­tions of things to take part in and things to see… 5 Vivid events to take part in Ideas to In­no­va­tion: How to Gen­er­ate Game-Chang­ing Ideas in the Work­place

In this in­ter­ac­tive work­shop, Ni­cole Ve­lik from the Ideas Bodega will teach tech­niques for gen­er­at­ing game-chang­ing cre­ative ideas that you can ap­ply to any busi­ness or in­no­va­tion chal­lenge. Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Fri Jun 1, 11am-1pm. $47.29.

En­light­en­ment Feast

En­joy a three-course shared feast with matched wine and be joined by per­form­ers and speak­ers in­clud­ing NASA’s Dan Goods, brain sci­en­tist Fiona Kerr, en­to­mol­o­gist and mem­ory spe­cial­ist Tanya Latty, Col­lec­tive Mind ex­pert Derek Led­die and philoso­pher Matt Beard. The Ca­lyx, Royal Botanic Gar­den, Sat Jun 2. $250.

Game Changer Se­ries

Back to back on Sun­day June 3 you can lis­ten to global thought lead­ers in cre­ativ­ity, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy at City Recital Hall. Be amazed by Vis­ual Strate­gist for NASA, Dan Goods; join Me­gan Wash­ing­ton, Ju­lia Zemiro, Ben Law and oth­ers as they de­bate whether so­ci­ety and schools en­cour­age or sti­fle cre­ativ­ity; and learn how to think like a fu­tur­ist with Jane McGoni­gal and AI ex­pert Kriti Sharma. City Recital Hall, Sun Jun 3, 11.30am, 2pm & 5pm. From $25 per ses­sion. IQ2: #MeToo Has Gone Too Far? Jour­nal­ists Libby-Jane Charleston and Jeanette Francis, crim­i­nol­o­gist Michael Sal­ter and writer Ben Law con­duct a re­spect­ful de­bate on the hot-but­ton topic of our times. Syd­ney Town Hall, Tue Jun 5, 6-8pm. $16-$39. Curvy Cre­ative Women’s Con­fer­ence Bound­ary-break­ing cre­ative women talk about money, life-work bal­ance, cre­ativ­ity and suc­cess dur­ing this one-day con­fer­ence. The event in­cludes net­work­ing ses­sions and clos­ing drinks. Sun­stu­dios Australia, Sat Jun 9, 10am-5pm. $47.29-$81.94.

Me­gan Wash­ing­ton

Dar­ling Har­bour

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