The only authorised ticket agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
From the GFC to global warming to the global pandemic, the world economy and environment has suffered some major knocks. Governments around the world are reluctant to make the sorts of major reforms that many are calling for. In the meantime, corporate tax evasion is rampant, public health and education are being stripped of resources, environmental targets are being ignored or not met, our reliance on cheap labour is exploiting our most vulnerable, and societies are becoming more unequal.
So what do we do about it? What radical new ideas can turn us towards a better future? Watch these two great minds grapple with the problems that will make or break our future.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
Cheat sheet: Yanis Varoufakis
Everything you need to know about author, economist, politician and Antidote headliner Yanis Varoufakis
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of books that reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Born in Athens in 1961, Yanis Varoufakis was a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, which campaigns for the revival of democracy in Europe.
More about Scott Ludlam...
Scott Ludlam was a senator from 2008 to 2017 and served as deputy leader of the Australian Greens. He has also worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic designer. Full Circle is his first book, the fruit of a life of activism, study and travel.
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House. Watch a single talk, or settle in for a day of discussions on ideas, action and change with a Festival Pass.
Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. In the event that tickets to attend Antidote on site are made available, patrons who have purchased a livestream ticket may opt to exchange this by paying only the difference of an onsite ticket price.
You may be able to watch on your TV if you have Chromecast, Apple TV with mirroring capability; a smart TV with an inbuilt browser or by plugging your laptop or mobile device into your TV using an HDMI cable. You can watch on your mobile using a mobile web browser. We will be offering native apps for iOS, Android, set-top boxes and smart TVs in 2021.
A recording of the livestream will be available to watch on your account for 30 days following the festival. Note, the archive recording will be available approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the livestream.
The quality of your live playback experience is largely dependent on the download speed you have from ISP (Internet Service Provider) or mobile provider. Keep in mind that your overall Internet speed can vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: time of day, Wi-Fi performance, other devices/users utilizing your connection, and the strength of the signal provided by your ISP.
If you have continue to have issues with the livestream during the duration of the event, note you will be able to watch a recording of the Livestream via your account for 30 days following the festival.
Note, support is managed by our streaming platform partner Vimeo.
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