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Idea Festival IdeaFestival
September 27 – 30, 2016 
Kentucky Center


Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design,  science,  philosophy and education.

The content of IdeaFestival is as diverse as the network itself – presentations range from discussions about life before life to the existence of parallel universes; from global politics to the philosophy of randomness; from disruptive innovation to living to be 250 and beyond. In the words of one participant,   “At IdeaFestival, seemingly unrelated topics offer surprising relationships and insights.”

The conference is held every Fall  in Louisville, Kentucky at The Kentucky Center for the Arts,  a beautiful and historic venue that houses artworks by such 20th century masters as Joan  Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, John Chamberlain  and Alexander Calder.   The setting, thought-provoking sessions  and informal tone make  IdeaFestival  a truly unique experience. Those who attend leave the event with interesting new ideas, a better sense of connectedness, an expanded network of relationships and lasting inspiration to help create change in the world.

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(800) 626-5646