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You must purchase tickets to a minimum of 3 different paid sessions to complete your Festival Multipack. Learn More
You must add paid tickets to your cart to qualify for Whole Glory. Learn More

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If I am unable to attend my session (eg I contract COVID), can I get a refund?

While we will try to provide a livestream option for selected sessions, so you can still enjoy the Festival remotely, sales are final. Please read our full COVID-Safe Plan and Ticketing Terms and Conditions. 

What contingencies are there for COVID-related program changes or cancellation?

Festival of Dangerous of Ideas (FODI) will be operating in line with current NSW Health orders and Government recommendations at the time of the Festival. FODI and the Carriageworks venue are COVID safe. Please stay up to date with our COVID-Safe Plan. 

In the event that a session is cancelled or not delivered as outlined in the event information, ticket holders will be contacted and refund arrangements made as appropriate. 

What is Festival of Dangerous Ideas or FODI?

Festival of Dangerous Ideas is Australia’s original disruptive festival. A platform for provocative ideas and art, FODI invites people to interrogate the world around us, to be curious and to get uncomfortable.  
 
Presented by The Ethics Centre, FODI returns live to Sydney, 17-18 September 2022 at Carriageworks in Sydney. 

View the full program and book your Festival Multipack today.

How does the Multipack work?

The 2022 Festival Multipack provides bookings to 3 or more different paid sessions with a 15% discount. Once you qualify, the discount applies to all paid tickets in your cart. This discount does not apply to free ticketed sessions (eg Circle of Chairs).

 

Can I book two tickets to the same session with the Multipack?

Multiple tickets to one session can be booked under the Multipack, but the discount will only apply if you have also booked tickets to at least two other paid sessions.

Are sessions with free tickets counted to the Festival Multipack discount?

Free, ticketed sessions (eg Circle of Chairs) are not included in qualifying for the Multipack discount. 

Do I have to book a ticket for every session?

All paid sessions will require a valid ticket for entry. Tickets for 3 or more different paid sessions can be booked as part of a Festival Multipack. Single tickets are now also available to purchase.

Can I book tickets on site at the Festival?

There will be a box office on site but we encourage pre-booking tickets to avoid missing out! 

Do I have to reserve my place in free sessions?

This year there are non-ticketed, free performances and activations including Muruny/Breathe, Tipping Point and Whole Glory. Tickets do not need to be booked to view these events. 

If you would like to go in the raffle to participate in Whole Glory (ie your chance to be inked by Scott Campbell), we recommend that you register online to DOUBLE your chance!

Circle of Chairs is also free, but audiences are encouraged to reserve tickets to avoid disappointment. 

When will single tickets be on sale?

Single tickets for each session are available now, subject to availability. You can also book three or more paid sessions with a Festival Multipack (which includes a 15% discount) and start planning your FODI 2022 experience. 

I have an access requirement – will I be able to attend FODI?

For venue accessibility requirements including information on stairs, lifts, bathrooms and seat transfers, please send an email through to [email protected] or call or text 0422381898 and your enquiry will be passed along to the Festival’s designated access manager.

To make or manage a booking with specific access requirements including wheelchair access onsite, companion cards, AUSLAN interpreted events, and seat transfers, please email [email protected].

For all enquiries, please include your name, phone number and preferred mode of communication eg phone, email, SMS.

For an overview of venue accessibility, you can visit the Carriageworks website.

Auslan interpreters will be present at selected FODI sessions. 

Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome in all FODI venues and spaces.  

Which events are suitable for people under 15?

FODI is a live and unscripted event and as such, is unpredictable! Sessions may include mature language, adult themes, and or distressing discussions. For this reason, people under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult ticket holder over the age of 18. 
 
While FODI respects that parents and caregivers know their children best, and what topics they might be able to comfortably engage with, it is recommended to review the full event information including speaker bios, prior to purchasing tickets to make an informed decision about attendance. 
 
FODI recommendations for younger audiences include world-premiere installation MURUNY/Breathe, and Fresh Blood, a series of talks by emerging thought leaders. 

How can I enter the raffle for Whole Glory/Scott Campbell tattoo session?

To register for the Whole Glory tattoo raffle, a valid paid ticket purchase must be in your cart.

This experience has a strictly limited allocation.  Raffle winners will be notified on the day of the Festival. If a space is unclaimed, the ballot will be immediately redrawn, and a new winner will be announced. Read more about Whole Glory.

How do I access my tickets?

On purchase you will receive a receipt with your booking information via email. Your tickets will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the Festival.  

I want to change my booking, how can I do this?

All sales are final. Session swaps are not available at FODI 22. Should you have a concern about your booking you wish to discuss, please contact the box office team at box[email protected].

How do I get a refund for my purchase?

Tickets will only be refunded if a session has been cancelled or not delivered as outlined in the event information. Ticket holders will be contacted in this event.

All other enquiries related to bookings can be sent through to [email protected], please include your booking number, phone number, email address and full name in your email. The FODI box office team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Will FODI 2022 sessions be recorded?

Where possible, FODI records sessions for archival purposes.

Many sessions from previous years are available via Festival of Dangerous Ideas podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, as well as this website’s On Demand section.

Subscribe to the FODI newsletter to stay up to date on post-festival releases.

 

Which FODI 2022 sessions will be available to livestream?
How can I get to Carriageworks?

Information on the best way to travel to Carriageworks is located in the ‘Getting there’ section of the visit page on the Carriageworks website.

FODI venue map 2022

What parking is available on site at Carriageworks?

The venue strongly encourages you to take public transport or ride share where possible. Very limited on-site parking is available. For accessible parking on site please contact us via [email protected].

What amenities are available on site?

Bathrooms including accessible and non-gendered bathrooms are available to the public at Carriageworks.

Will there be places to purchase food on site?

FODI is collaborating with Kitchen By Mike to provide food and drinks for purchase onsite throughout the Festival period.  
 
The Carriageworks Farmers Markets will proceed as scheduled on Saturday 17 September. 

Can I buy FODI merchandise?

FODI merchandise is available for purchase online soon and onsite during the Festival period. You can pre-order one of the limited edition FODI Tote Bags to collect at the Festival when you purchase your Festival Multipack online.

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

Can I volunteer at FODI?

Yes! In order for a small, not-for-profit organisation like The Ethics Centre to put on a big festival like FODI, it needs the help of an amazing team of volunteers. FODI wouldn’t be possible without them.

To apply, visit https://festivalofdangerousideas.com/info/volunteers/

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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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 can I contact to arrange a media interiew?

We invite the media to make contact with the FODI PR Team for enquiries:

[email protected] or [email protected] 

Click to read our latest media release

Got another question?

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