Festival Of Dangerous Ideas
The Festival Of Dangerous Ideas was first presented by the Sydney Opera House in association with The Ethics Centre in 2009. Since then, this annual festival has become a unique celebration of ideas that challenge the status quo and go against mainstream thought and opinion. With speakers from Australia and around the world converging on the Sydney Opera House for a weekend, the festival sees philosophers, comedians, artists, scientists and thinkers of all kinds take over every Opera House stage.
For audiences, the festival is a unique opportunity to experience bold ideas live and to engage with new and surprising worldviews. Whether it is counterintuitive propositions about drugs, new research on the brain, or the rise of robots, conversations at the festival bring the future to life.
Keynote speakers at the festival have included Paul Krugman, Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza and Pussy Riot founders Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.