About the event
Founded five years ago in Paris by The Institut Français, La Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) has grown into a global celebration of arts, culture, science and philosophy. Now, for the first time, Byron Bay will be part of this international festival. The theme for 2020 is “Being Alive”, so expect a vibrant, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary conversation about life, the universe and everything in between.
International guests from France include philosophy professor Thierry Hoquet, author of To Leave with the Reindeer (And Other Stories, 2019) and performer Olivia Rosenthal, musician Erick Abecassis and author and DJ Fabrice de Rotrou. Joining the line-ups are local filmmaker Damon Gameau and performer Kate McDowell as MC.