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Why design matters

Debbie Millman

Designer Debbie Millman's candid podcast interviews explore invention, truth-telling and inspiration. Join this event to hear a fascinating conversation about the cultivation of invention and imagination.

 Sydney Opera House will be offering three talks from this years All about Women Festival free and on-demand into schools across Australia.

Watch on demand anytime between 14 - 25 March 2022

This workshop is available to watch On Demand in your classroom via YouTube at any time that suits you between Monday 14 - Friday 25 March 2022.

Book now to watch on demand in your classroom.

The duration of this event is 1 hour

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change

This event is free for all Australian high schools

This program is available free of charge to all Australian high schools. Schools can watch via YouTube.

Suitable for Years 9 - 12. 

This program is recommended for Stages 5 & 6

In English | Auslan interpreted and live captioning available

Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters will be displayed in the corner of the screen to translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. The talk will also be live captioned. 

Living a life of innovation, exploration, and curiosity

Debbie Millman is an author, educator, and host of the long-running and wildly popular podcast Design Matters, which has featured the likes of Marina Abramović, Laurie Anderson, Malcolm Gladwell, and Ira Glass. Now, a selection of her most captivating encounters with visionaries from diverse fields has been published in a new anthology Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People.

You're invited to witness Debbie's unique exploration of the creative spirit with a special guest yet to be announced.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

More about...

Debbie Millman's podcast, Design Matters is one of the first and longest-running podcasts, and as host and founder, Millman has interviewed nearly 500 of the most creative people in the world over the past 17 years. In 2021, Apple named it one of their “All-Time Favorite Podcasts.” Debbie is the author of seven books, including two collections of interviews. Her latest book, Why Design Matters - Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, is out this February. 

Debbie Millman

Frequently Asked Questions - On Demand Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770. 

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

What if I can’t book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in. 

Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day! 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group? 

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated! 

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