Vivid Ideas 2021 Expressions of Interest closing soon!

Destination-NSW-Vivid-Sydney-2018-MCA-Vivid-IdeasExpressions of Interest for Vivid Ideas 2021 close on Monday 15 February. This is the final opportunity for innovators, thought leaders and venues to be part Australia’s largest event, Vivid Sydney, returning for its 12th year from 6 to 28 August 2021.

In past years, Vivid Ideas has attracted headline Game Changer speakers including psychotherapist Esther Perel, Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee, fashion influencer Margaret Zhang, American artist Shepard Fairey and multi-Emmy winning writer, Matthew Weiner.

“Vivid Ideas provides a global platform for creative leaders, speakers, innovators, businesses and event owners to share new ways of thinking, foster discussion and set the agenda from right here in Sydney,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres.

“Our city is recognised for celebrating innovation and agility – particularly in the face of the global pandemic – and Vivid Sydney will certainly bring many of those ideas and values to the fore.”

In 2019, the program featured 142 events with 250 speakers and was promoted to a significant domestic and global audience, with over 33,000 people attending a Vivid Ideas event.

Vivid Ideas curator, Tory Loudon, said Vivid Ideas is all about challenging audiences to be stimulated outside of their everyday. “Vivid Ideas is a platform for Australia to showcase its wealth of talent – our leading thinkers, innovators and creatives,” she said.

“We invite global thought leaders to be in conversation here in Sydney, to open our audiences up to new ideas and encourage exchange.”

“Vivid Ideas is all about daring people to think differently and in 2021, we want to celebrate the Mavericks and Misfits of this world – these are the people who don’t conform, challenge the status quo and are driving change,” said Loudon.

Expressions of Interest for Vivid Ideas 2021 are currently open and close at 10.00am on Monday 15 February 2021. For more information and to make a submission, visit: for details.

Image: A Vivid Ideas session at MCA in 2018 – courtesy of Destination NSW