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Will the Festival return in 2022?

Yes! The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) will return to Sydney on 17-18 September 2022. Subscribe for program updates as they are released.

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What is FODI: The In-Between?

In February 2022, FODI released a bold new podcast FODI: The In-Between, an audio time capsule recording this moment in time. It asks: Are we in-between two eras? And if so what does this mean about the past and the future? Eight conversations between 16 of the world’s biggest thinkers. Woven through the podcast, as B-Side episodes, is an ‘album’ of 8 short, creative sound responses to the themes that will be released weekly alongside each conversation. With guest speakers including Stephen Fry, Roxane Gay, Peter Singer, Waleed Aly, Sam Mostyn, Slavoj Žižek, Naomi Klein and more, The In-between tackles the big issues of our world and future, from climate change and global politics to artificial intelligence, truth and social media. Listen now

Can I watch or listen to past FODI sessions?

Yes! Where possible we release sessions from the Festival in audio format.

Search for Festival of Dangerous Ideas on Spotify, Apple  or wherever you get your podcasts to start listening.

A selection of video conversations and video highlights of past festivals are on our The Festival of Dangerous Ideas YouTube channel.

Or check out our On Demand section for more information.

I’d like to present at FODI, can I submit my idea?

FODI is a curated festival and does not accept submissions. However, we are always happy to hear suggestions and ask for callouts on our social media channels several times throughout the year.

Who funds FODI?

FODI is presented by The Ethics Centre, an independent non-profit. The Ethics Centre and FODI are funded by donations, membership fees, grants, ticket sales and consulting fees. We’re not in anyone’s pocket and are independent.

FODI: The In-Between is made possible by these generous Supporters and Donors.

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

We’d like to partner with you. How can I get in touch?

So much of what we’ve achieved has been the product of positive partnerships with like-minded organisations – the University of NSW, Sydney Opera House and so many more. We would love to chat about how we can work with you, let’s start the conversation.