IdeaFestival 2015 Is Loading Up
IdeaFestival® 2015 a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the intellectually curious, announces additional speakers. The Festival boasts over 20 speakers and performers who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from Sept. 29th - Oct 2nd, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
IdeaFestival is announcing additional speakers for the 2015 event. The Festival boasts over 20 speakers and performers who will inspire, entertain and promote disruptive idea creation and innovation from September 29th thru October 2nd at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
This powerful event brings together an impressive list of emerging and well-known influencers from a variety of disciplines including science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education and much more – all working towards the convergence and exploration of how ideas shape our future. Additional speakers and influencers announced for this year include:
Daniel Kish – Blind since early childhood, Kish has been a global crusader for the blind, breaking down barriers and helping tens of thousands of blind clients and families realize their potential.
Traci Mann– Director and founder of The Eating Lab at the University of Minnesota. The lab explores the physiological and psychological dynamics surrounding dieting, eating, obesity, health and self-control.
Daniel Altman – An economist and internationally bestselling author, he is the creator of the Baseline Profitability Index, a tool for assessing the attractiveness of investing in markets around the world that is published by Foreign Policy magazine.
Ella Sanders– Author of Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World. Both a writer and an illustrator, she intentionally lives all over the place – most recently spotted in Morocco, the UK and Switzerland.
Carey Smith– Founder and CBA (Chief Big Ass) of Big Ass Fans. While the quirky name understandably garners a lot of attention, it’s the serious work behind the scenes that drives the company’s continued innovative success in industrial, commercial and residential spaces.
Kelly Heaton – American artist exploring the mysteries of life, death and God. Her art juxtaposes the natural with the man-made to question what is alive and who is the creator.
Tickets for IdeaFestival 2015 are still on sale in addition to the annual kick-off day as a Festival Pass add-on for only $49. This year Thrivals 8.0 will explore the central issue of our time and the dominant discussion we will face for time to come: Humans and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence. Thrivals 8.0 will be held on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Visit ideafestival.com to learn more about the 2015 confirmed speakers to date and to purchase your Festival Pass. Follow @ideafestival and #IF15 to get the latest updates on speakers, sessions and affiliate events.