STREAM
FODI Festival

DATE & TIME
05-06 SEPTEMBER 2015

LOCATION
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

What do you wish we spoke more about?

Cybershaming and cybersexism, climate change and poverty, drug addiction, loneliness, and love. It’s the seventh year of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

A group of activists, authors, intellectuals and outspoken thinkers from all over the world came together to talk ideas at FODI 2015. The star-studded line-up includes freed journalist Peter Greste, Dietland author Sarai Walker on fat-shaming, and author Eric Schlosser on America’s nuclear arsenal secrets. We’re talking North Korea, the rise of the robots, sugar, hacktivism and Homeland.

Catch up:

For the full 2015 lineup visit the complete FODI playlist here or catch Jon Ronson’s talk below.

Speakers

Paul Krugman

is an award winning award-winning economist and New York Times columnist.

Naomi Klein

is a climate change warrior and author of This Changes Everything.

Tariq Ali

is a leading political commentator on the twilight of democracy and the rise of the extreme.

Marc Lewis

is a developmental neuroscientist and former addict.

Eric Schlosser

is an American investigative journalist and published author.

Jon Ronson

is a Welsh journalist, documentary film maker and published author of the best seller “You’ve been publicly shamed”.

AC Grayling

is an eminent British Philosopher and author of over 35 books including ‘The God Argument’.

Helen Joyce

is the International Editor of The Economist.

Laurie Penny

is a Feminist journalist, activist and author of six books.

Murong Xuecun

is a Chinese popular author on the role of censorship in China.

Peter Greste

is an Australian journalist and international news correspondent who was imprisoned in Egypt.

Sarah Wilson

is an Australian journalist and the founder of ‘I quit sugar’.

Damon Gameau

is an Australian actor and documentary film maker known for ‘That Sugar Film’

Jane Martin

is executive manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, a policy think tank of the Cancer Council Victoria.

Helen Razer

is an Australian radio presenter and writer.

Michael Kirby

is an Australian jurist and academic, who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Anna Broinowski

is the Walkley Award-winning documentary filmmaker of Aim High in Creation! About North Koreas propaganda film makers.

The Moth

Moth is New York’s cult-favourite storytelling group (and podcast).

Who is it for?


  • THE ACTIVIST
  • THE FUTURIST
  • THE PROVOCATEUR

What you'll take away


  • 01CONTROVERSIAL CONCLUSIONS
  • 02CONVINCING ARGUMENTS
  • 03NEW WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN