The world has changed. The dangers are HERE. The time to act has almost passed. To survive, we must ADAPT. Go beyond the hype. Interrogate HOW we got to this point, and where we WANT to go next. We need to face REALITY. Examine the TRUTH – as individuals and as a society. The world we are making and unmaking, is a reflection of ourselves. Decide if we like what we see. Arm ourselves with information. WAKE UP.
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is the original disruptive festival that brings to light important conversations that push the boundaries of conventional thought. It presents a line-up of international and local thinkers and culture creators, inviting the public to immerse themselves in ideas and conversations that encourage debate and critical thinking.
Taking place over two days this year will be the 10th Festival of Dangerous Ideas with a theme of Dangerous Realities. It features sessions and performances that explore climate change, meritocracy, giving, tech politics, capitalism and more.
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) was co-founded by The Ethics Centre (TEC) and the Sydney Opera House (SOH) in 2009. It was presented at Sydney Opera House for eight years and in its ninth year explored Cockatoo Island presented by TEC with UNSW Centre for Ideas.
FODI 2020 will take place at Sydney Town Hall – a nod to the traditional meeting and rallying place for communities, creating a truly modern Town Hall meeting like never before.
Check out recordings of past talks here.