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UNSW x Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2024

24 – 27 August 2024
9.44am – 9.44am AEST
For the curious, bold and brave.

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas returns to Carriageworks and UNSW Sydney in August 2024 to set – or reset – the current affairs agenda and provide a sanctuary for curious minds with a taste for danger. With a stellar program featuring 71 Australian speakers and 16 international speakers, experience a weekend of talks, panels, performances and workshops which will provoke and inspire.

Featuring UNSW academics and researchers on Festival of Dangerous Ideas stages, UNSW Sydney is the exclusive university sponsor and proud Principal Partner of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Explore the Festival of Dangerous Ideas events featuring UNSW academics and researchers below, and don’t forget to register for the UNSW Kensington Campus event, The Generation Gulf.

Events

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24 Aug 10.15am 11.30am
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Teenage depression and suicide are way up – and so is smartphone use.
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24 Aug 11.30am 12.30pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Dangerous ideas in a challenging world.
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24 Aug 1.30pm 2.30pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Decoding birth: navigating artificial and transplanted wombs.
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24 Aug 3.30pm 4.30pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Social mobility is dying with only half of children in the US today growing up to earn more than their parents.
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25 Aug 11.45am 12.45pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Unveiling Our Fragmented Online Identities.
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27 Aug 6.30pm 7.30pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Accelerating individualism – the generational divide.