An insider’s guide to Vivid Sydney
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.
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.