Sydney 2020 –
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21-23 May 2020
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Sydney's restless obsession to earn its place in the world has created a self-fulfilling cycle of creative unconformity; mostly fun, sometime’s serious, never boring. As the home of Semi Permanent, our flagship Sydney event will provide a blueprint, colour palette and action plan for harnessing this insatiable desire for excellence through a diverse range of lessons from across the creative spectrum.

Between May 21-23, Semi Permanent will return with a lineup canvassing design, art, technology, fashion, music, film, video games, architecture and more, spread across a variety of experiences both massive and intimate. 

We'll announce our speakers on January 28, when tickets will simultaneously go on sale. Make sure you join the mailing list — maybe you will get a nice surprise.

Our 2020 theme is RESTLESS.

We live in a time of unparalleled transformation, but the challenges posed by this rate of change are unsolvable by traditional processes and ideas. We need restless individuals, restless cities and restless ideas to make up the difference. Put simply, there is no time for anything less.


Talks program

Sydney talks program

The world's most forward-thinking minds in business and creativity. Full lineup revealed January 28, click here to see if you can guess some clues.
Tickets on sale January 28

Workshops and labs

Learn new practices that fast-track creativity, energise teamwork and supercharge productivity.
Included in your event ticket

Installations and exhibitions

Large-scale creative executions from those with something to say.
Included in your event ticket.


Let's make some friends.
Private and public functions included with your ticket
Event packs

Event pack

Your Semi Permanent experience continues long after you've left the venue.
General or Premium packs, included with your event ticket
More to be announced


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