• Art on the Edge
    Robert Karimi
    New York-based company Creative Capital returns to introduce the IF audience to four very diverse, disruptive artists and thinkers who are influencing the world in unique ways through their art.

  • Immortality
    Stephen Cave
    Philosopher Stephen Cave discusses how the relentless quest to live forever...physically, spiritually or perhaps through a legacy, etc...has influenced and shaped civilization since the dawn of humankind.
  • Us/Them
    Joshua Greene
    Harvard professor Joshua Greene connects neuroscience, psychology and philosophy to illuminate the root causes of modern conflict in the world, along with the moral, political and ideological fault lines that divide us....often with incredibly tragic results.
  • Claudia Hammond
    IdeaFestival 2014
    Time Warped - Few things are more perplexing to us than the concept of time. BBC reporter and psychologist Claudia Hammond delves into how our mind experiences, perceives and processes time...and is even capable of "time-travel."
  • IF Film / Sep. 30 - Oct. 4
    IF Affiliate Event
    The Louisville Film Society presents the sixth annual IF Film (formerly the Flyover Film Festival). A total of 7 features and 6 short films will screen over five days, providing a platform for independent filmmakers to screen their works for the first time in Kentucky. View the schedule of films here. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Raphael Lazano Hemmer
Raphael Lazano Hemmer - uncut
Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova - Mindfulness, Deep Observation and Sherlock Holmes
Hasan Davis
Hasan Davis - uncut
Alex Stone
Alex Stone - Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Innocence Project
Innocence Project - "Innocence"
Daphne Miller
Daphne Miller - Farmacology
Rafe Sagarin
Rafe Sagarin -  Learning From The Octopus: Unleashing Nature's Secrets of Adaptation
Beth Comstock, GE Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Office, at IdeaFestival 2013
Beth Comstock, GE Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Office, at IdeaFestival 2013
Rafe Sagarin
Rafe Sagarin - "Issue Challenges, Not Orders"
Ariel Waldman
Ariel Waldman - Hacker Culture
Alex Stone
Alex Stone - Once Is a Trick. Twice Is a Lesson
Dr. Daphne Miller
Dr. Daphne Miller - The Farm as Medicine
Chris Bliss
Chris Bliss - Comedy As Free Speech
Larry Chandler
Larry Chandler - Shakespeare Behind Bars
Rosiland Picard
Rosiland Picard - "Affective computing" hacks human emotion
Hasan Elahi
Hasan Elahi - The quantified self and the need to forget
Peter Sims
Peter Sims - Fail small so that you can succeed big
Can we become great "observationalists?" Five Questions with Maria Konnikova
Can we become great "observationalists?" Five Questions with Maria Konnikova
Can we still solve big problems? Five Questions with Jason Pontin
Can we still solve big problems? Five Questions with Jason Pontin
"Hacking Space"
"Hacking Space" - Five Questions with Ariel Waldman

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In the cable news domain, bad news gets our attention, faster. Think of the IdeaFestival as your able news source.
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You Really CAN Hear Yourself Think | 04.09.2014
Today the decibel count, even in our own homes, has been raised to levels that would have been alarming just a few decades ago.
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