Top 5 Vivid Speakers at Vivid Sydney

The Sydney Life
The Eventful Life

For the final instalment of our Vivid Sydney breakdown, we look in to who this year’s speakers are and what ideas and conversations they will be opening up for the Vivid Speakers world. Continuously attracting an array of highly inspiring talent, the 2018 list of speakers is sure to attract punters from all corner of the city, who want to expand their knowledge in all facets of life, whether it’s art and design, sociology and philosophy, or science and technology. Below is our list of speakers who we know will inspire greatness in others. 


Tanya Latty at Enlightenment Feasts

Speaking at the Enlightenment Feasts in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Tanya Latty is an entomologist and specialist in individual and collaborative intelligence and collective memory. This means, she specialises in the intelligence of ants. Yes, science and species lovers, this one is for you!  If you’ve ever wondered whether ants are intelligent, how they all know where they’re traipsing off to everyday, or where memory might come from, Tanya Latty is your woman.

When: from 26 May   
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens   
Time: 6,30pm – late
Price: from $150

Cybele Malinowski, Curvy Creative Women Conference  

Photo industry veteran Cybele Malinowski will be providing her insights and expertise for the Curvy Creative Women Conference, which is now in its twelfth year. Cybele’s work has graced the cover of countless magazines both nationally and internationally with her clean lines, strong graphic and geometric structure and attention to detail constantly reference back to her formal training in architecture. Curvy presents a group of boundary breaking creative women on stage for a series of talks and workshops that will help propel your creative career to the next level.

When: 9 June
Where: Sunstudios Australia
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Price: from $40

Jess Blanch, Future Forward

Editor in Chief of RUSSH magazine and with a staff of 20 and a team of global contributors, Jess is a prominent figure in the Australian media. For her, fashion is not just about clothes, but the stories created around them.

This year, Jess will be presenting on the panel for Future Forward, which presents leading fashion innovators and their visions for the future. Assembling global change agents from Facebook, Instagram and Amazon fashion together with boundary breakers in new media and communications, each speaker will share their ideas and insights at the MCA

When: 13 June
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
Time: 8.00-10.00pm  
Price: From $58


Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez, The Story of Light

Almost everything we know about the universe has been obtained by analysing the light of the cosmos collected with telescopes. Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astronomer and science communicator who studies how gas is converted into stars in nearby galaxies and how this affects galaxy evolution.

Dr Angel and four leading professional astrophysicists will come together for The Story of Light, a fascinating insight to the major science achievements obtained analysing light collected by the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) and the exciting science and technology projects currently underway. Guests will discover how the AAT is ‘digging’ the stars in the Milky Way to understand how it formed.

When: 3 June
Where: Powerhouse Museum     
Time: 2.00-3.30pm
Price: from $8

Tara McKenty

Holding one of the most influential positions in the world, Tara McKenty is the Creative Director of Google APAC and will be hitting the panel of Stories of Fact: Female Ambitious Creatives in Tech, a session that will showcase inspiring, savvy women who run outstanding, creative businesses. Guests will hear from women, including Tara, who cross the lines between creative and technology industries and have built sustained careers across film and TV, digital content, events, web apps, design and marketing.

When: 30 May
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art  
Time: 11.00am-1.00pm
Price: from $25

Get the full Vivid Speakers line-up here:

May 16, 2018