Vivid Sydney 2017
Dates: May 26 – Jun 17, 2017
Location: Sydney, Australia
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.
Our 2017 session is on Friday 2nd June 2017, and this time we are presenting a discussion on the how AI is transforming the way people create.
Vivid Ideas is held annually and attracts an audience of over 1.7 million visitors. It has been a sold-out keynote event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of Vivid Ideas for the past 4 years. Last year we presented Georgia Frances King, then editor for Kinfolk now Deputy Ideas Editor at Quartz, and in 2015 presented Josh Rubin, the co-founder of CoolHunting.com.
Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy – for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’: a unique Vivid Sydney experience.
Vivid Light engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.
Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
From local and international acts performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House, to other large venues and small bars, Vivid Sydney hosts a lively and eclectic range of live performances and ground-breaking musical collaborations.
At the heart of Vivid Music is Vivid LIVE, a program of cutting-edge music which takes place at the Sydney Opera House, Australia’s most famous building.
Vivid Ideas is the Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, building audiences and markets for the creative industries, and offering professional development opportunities across the sector. The program truly spans the innovation and imagination sector: from technology and start-up culture to design and architecture, film and screen content to visual arts and performance, advertising and marketing to animation, VFX, lighting and events.
During the festival, Vivid Ideas brings together business and creative leaders for professional development, information updates on their industries, market opportunities and innovation: gathering all the conversations, conventions and big announcements in Sydney.