Most people are familiar with the Vivid brand as the state’s best-known winter festival of light and music but that’s not the full picture. The people behind the highly successful festival that earlier this year engaged 1.43 million punters are also responsible for one of the biggest creative industry think tanks - Vivid Ideas.

Vivid Ideas is described as: “a summit, forum and playground for the creative industries, where art, technology and commerce intersect”.

Aiming to put Sydney on the map as a true destination for inspiration the 2015 event (May 22 to June 8) is designed to draw business and creative leaders together for professional development and updates on their industries, market opportunities and innovation.

The Vivid Ideas program features professional and industry development events presented by industry associations, companies, publishers, event producers and government bodies.

Planning ahead Vivid Ideas are now calling for public expressions of interest (until mid October) for their 2015 program. Should you or your business wish to contribute go to