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What is Festival of Dangerous Ideas or FODI?

Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is Australia’s original disruptive festival. It’s a platform for provocative art, experiences and ideas.

FODI presents a lineup of international and local thought leaders and culture creators, inviting us all to immerse ourselves in ideas and conversations that encourage debate and critical thinking.

FODI invites people to interrogate the world around them, to be curious and to go deeper –  beyond the hype and the headlines.

Stay up to date with FODI news and be the first to access programming via our newsletter and social media channels.

When will the next FODI be held?

The next FODI will be live at Carriageworks, Sydney on 24-25 August 2024. The full program will be released in late June. To be first in line for pre-sale tickets, subscribe online.

What is the theme for FODI24?

Offering a haven for exploration and a harbour for the curious, FODI24’s theme ‘Sanctuary’ invites audiences to engage with the ideas behind the headlines of the 24-hour news cycle. It provides a space to spend time with international experts and agenda-setting changemakers, to better understand what is driving change in the world and society for better or worse. Read more about the theme here:

Where can I watch or listen to past FODI sessions?

Sessions from the Festival archive are available via Spotify, Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Exclusive sessions are available via the On Demand section of our website and a selection of video conversations and video highlights are shared on the Festival of Dangerous Ideas YouTube channel.  

How can I partner with FODI?

For partnership opportunities you wish to discuss with FODI, contact us via [email protected] and we will connect you with the right team.

Who funds FODI?

FODI is presented by The Ethics Centre, an independent non-profit. Both The Ethics Centre and FODI are funded by donations, membership fees, grants, ticket sales and consulting fees. We remain proudly independent.

A breakdown of the revenue that keeps our doors open and speakers on the stage can be found in The Ethics Centre Annual Report.

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FODI is a curated festival. What does this mean?

FODI’s speakers, artists and topics are selected carefully by the curatorial team and its advisors. They are guided by this curatorial framework:

  • FODI exists to challenge conventional understanding and belief.
  • FODI does not preach. Rarely does it censor.
  • FODI champions what is possible (but not crazy).
  • FODI is willing to offend (but not vilify).
  • FODI will shock; but not sensationalise.
  • FODI prefers to entertain and inspire.
  • FODI’s platforms are open to those who have earned the right to speak by virtue of their expertise, courage, sincerity and candour. They represent diverse perspectives communicated in diverse forms.
Can I buy FODI merchandise?

FODI merchandise is available onsite during the Festival period.

Who can I contact to arrange a media interiew?

For media and interview requests contact us via [email protected] 

Got another question?

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for about FODI? Ask us at [email protected]