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Join a three-day festival of design and innovation, looking at the impact of design on how we'll live in the future

It’s the 15th year of the global design festival that brings together creative thinkers from major brands like Google, Netflix, Pixar and Amazon, as well as keynote speakers like local architects and designers who are killing it in their respective fields.

This year’s theme is ‘Design for Change’, looking at the impact design can have on the way we live in the future from artificial intelligence to urban design. The three-day festival at Carriageworks kicks off with a talk by Katherine Keating, publisher at VICE Impact, followed by a panel talk called Future State that’ll have speakers from leading brands like Netflix. 

Semi-Permanent founder and director Murray Bell has called upon speakers who can talk about their influence on the future, whether it’s in e-commerce or immersive storytelling. Sydney’s line-up includes MCA director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Nike’s Meirion Pritchard and Gary Horton, Jacqueline Bourke from Getty Images, London animation studio Moth Collective, Design Studio's Paul Stafford, and designers David Caon, Henry Wilson and architect Kelvin Ho.

The program includes creative workshops from NIDA and Hyper Island, plus practical tips on topics like ‘how to create with global empathy for different cultures’ and ‘how to rebrand travel and sports media’.

The event takes place as part of the Vivid Ideas program. Find out more about this year’s Vivid Sydney event


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