University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

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Look closely in Sydney’s buzzing creative district and you may discover you’re actually within a university campus.  Over the past decade, more than $1 billion has been invested in the University of Technology Sydney, making it the home of some of the world’s most innovative ideas.

15 Broadway
Ultimo NSW 2007
Australia

UTS is known for its cross disciplinary approach to teaching and learning, and its strong industry connections.  Now’s the chance to hear from the university’s leading thinkers, creators and innovators, along with global experts, at the Vivid Ideas Exchange.  Delve into big ideas and learn about the forces shaping society, including the meaning of urban living, how to create a cohesive community, and what makes a home.

Don’t miss the striking Dr Chau Chak Wing building illuminated; ‘Frankly, My Dear…’ Designed by legendary American architect Frank Gehry. It is Gehry’s first building in Australia, colloquially known as the crumpled paper bag. 320,000 custom bricks were laid by hand to create unique fluidity of form and texture. The building sits on The Goods Line, another of the area’s engineering wonders – a repurposed train line that’s now an urban walkway and green space and part of the 2022 Vivid Sydney Light Walk.

How to get there:  UTS is a short walk from Central Station, where you can catch a train, bus, the light rail from all over Sydney or walk along The Goods Line from Darling Harbour.

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Ideas Events

Audible Live: Stories Made To Be Heard

Join us for a series of LIVE events that introduce you to Audible Original creators who are exploring all sorts of  topics from autonomous sensory...

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Audible Live: Stories Made To Be Heard
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $10.00

Unlock Your Creative Genius

Is creative genius something you’re born with? Or something you can cultivate? Discover powerful creative thinking techniques that have worked for the...

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Unlock Your Creative Genius
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $45.00

Winning in the Aspirational Economy

Brands have long operated according to the logic that status is linked to wealth and desirability to price. Now they have an opportunity to flip the script...

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The Business of Aspiration: why culture, curation and collaboration are key to modern brand success
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $50.00

The Future of Drugs

Psychoactive drugs for better health? Fact or furphy? Are you curious about the explosion of interest in psychedelics? How do you navigate the latest...

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The Future of Drugs
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $25.00

Audio Drama

Love audiobooks? Podcasts? Heard of audio dramas? Umm… Let's change that! Audio Drama – aka audio description, aka AD – is film and television as...

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Audio Drama
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: Free event - registration required

Big Brother is Watching

Facial recognition technology, artificial intelligence, use of drones and QR codes… They are all an accepted part of life, but are we aware of the unseen...

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Big Brother is Watching
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: Free event - registration required

Death To Brainstorms

There are very few things in our lives that have remain unchanged for 80 years, but creative brainstorms in the workplace have remained stubbornly the...

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Death To Brainstorms
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: From: $39.00

Canva on Diversity in the Creative Industries

Diversity and inclusion are crucial to the vitality of creative industries yet progress in the sector remains tepid. The sector has often been found to...

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Canva on Diversity in the Creative Industries
Location: Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall Price: Free event - registration required