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e-Festival of Ideas

April 2nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

eideas.jpgWant to be a knowledgable guest at dinner parties? Want to inspire your friends with your insights and ideas? Well, practice makes perfect and Tom Dawkins and his friends at Vibewire are giving you an opportunity to hone your discussion and persuasion skills with the anonymity only the internet can provide. It’s called the e-Festival of Ideas.

Although it officially starts tomorrow, the Festival’s pages are already packed with background materials like mp3’s and articles that help you clue-up on the topics before the discussions begin. Most importantly, you can take your online learning and put it to work in the offline environment (formerly known as the ‘real world’). The topics are:

  • Global Poverty: I can’t achieve anything, so why bother?
  • Technology: Life in the New Millennium
  • Written Word: getting inspired, funded and published
  • Climate Change & Sustainability: Does anyone care anymore?
  • Visual Arts: comics, anime & beyond
  • Identity: Who do you think YOU are?!
  • Entertainment: Local Content, Local Space?
  • Travel: It’s not just the destination…
  • Film: consuming, critiquing and creating

Vibewire’s pitch:

“It’s an opportunity for everyone – expert and non-expert – to share perspectives and insights on issues that matter to you, from global poverty to climate change to identity, the media, art and travel…”

The festival is having a party tonight at Sydney University, so if you’re in town, come along and meet some of the people who will be participating in the forums.

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