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Sydney Ideas

Great minds don't always think alike

Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's public events program. We believe in the value of ideas that make a difference and have been bringing leading thinkers from around the world to Sydney since 2006.

Check out our events – month by month

After the Apology: Sorry means you don't do it again

  • Tuesday 19 November, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Indigenous children are still being removed from their families at increasing rates, despite the clear links to negative child health and education outcomes. Why and how is this still happening? Book now

Who should govern environmental disasters, and how?

  • Thursday 21 November, 6 – 7.30pm
  • As global warming rapidly heats up our planet, the likelihood and frequency of environmental disasters caused by extreme weather events - from bushfires to floods - rises substantially. But are we equipped to manage these disasters? Book now

The power of inclusive filmmaking

  • Monday 25 November, 6 – 7.30pm 
  • Join us as award-winning filmmaker Genevieve Clay-Smith speaks about inclusive filmmaking, which sees people with intellectual disability and others from marginalised communities co-create short films and at the same time gain education and pathways to employment. Book now

Wild AI and tame humans

  • Wednesday 27 November, 6 – 7.30pm 
  • Join us as world-renowned technology expert Professor Mark Coeckelbergh brings the future of artificial intelligence (AI) sharply into focus for the human race, and provides a stark and compelling reality check on the ethics of AI. Book now