Can you train to be a great "observationalist?" Will the maker movement reach the final frontier? And given what we know about the fallibility of eyewitness testimony, what should we make of the wrongful conviction of individuals freed from prison?
Can humor really tackle difficult subjects that an earnest seriousness can't?
It's here! The IdeaFestival 2013 agenda, featuring presenters such as Maria Konnikova, Ariel Waldman, the Innocence Project, the always imaginative artists from Creative Capital, comedian Chris Bliss (life's goal: don't be an attorney) and many others, has been posted to the IdeaFestival web site.
Festival passes are now on sale for IdeaFestival 2013. But don't wait too long to purchase! Festival passes sold out last year, and demand this year is ahead of last year's pace.
Here is Insider Louisville's rundown of the program. Give it a read.
Thrivals updates are coming soon - as are Skyped interviews with Maria Konnikova, Technology Review's Jason Pontin, Ariel Waldman and others.