The program included 183 events over the 23 days of Vivid Sydney, spanning sectors from technology and start-up smarts, to film and storytelling, design, architecture, from STEM skills to visual arts and communication.
The Game Changers talks series engaged audiences with leaders people shaping the creative landscape, and crafting unforgettable stories and characters: Spike Jonze, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, photographer and stylist Margaret Zhang, and Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange Is The New Black and Weeds.
Start-up conference The Sunrise returned, while new events included un-conference Make Nice, and global digital placemaking think-tank, Media Architecture Biennale. There program included Robowars, Etsy Sydney's maker markets, Clipped, a new music video festival, zine fair and a creative career expo. You can explore our full program of creative conferences, talks, workshops and more at www.vividsydney.com/ideas
In 2015, Vivid Ideas brought together the world's leaders in creative industries over 18 huge days of events: over 152 events in 53 venues, presented by 102 event owners, and included a slate of Game Changer talks events, co-produced creative conferences and public events, and third party events hosted in the Vivid Ideas Exchange and in venues around Sydney.
Our game-changers talks series featuring Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Tyler Brûlé (Monocle), and designer Stefan Sagmeister, completely sold out. They're three people who have changed the game in each of their industries, and it was extraordinary to be able to share their perspectives, insights and experiences with our audience.
I was excited to launch the Future of Work Sydney, a one-day conference exploring how we can learn across sectors to adapt the culture, values and leadership strategies of business to thrive in the knowledge economy. You can read more on the event here, or explore my Storify recap.
A new two-day gaming event, GameON, brought together innovators in interactive gaming and online video, for an engaging take-over of Australian Technology Park.
Retail, streetwear & street art came together at Streets Ahead, featuring jeffstaple & 123Klan.
The Silicon Valley Myth Explained, a tech conference from venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures, explored building start-up ecosystem in the Southern Hemisphere...
Vivid Ideas brings together the conversations, conventions and big announcements for the creative sector in one place and time: it is growing at an exponential rate, and has the potential to soon be the world’s most significant creative industries festival.