More from the ideaFestival 2006 announcement:
According to the Metro Louisville web site,
organizers of ideaFestival, in anticipation of continued growth, decided to move to Louisville to take advantage of more venues, more sponsorship availability, and the opportunity to make the Festival an annual event. ‘We want to grow the Festival into a blockbuster national and international event that will help enhance Kentucky’s image as a place where cutting-edge ideas are welcome and can grow,’ said KSTC President Kris Kimel.
....The ideaFestival is rapidly gaining national and international traction with nearly 150,000 web hits in 2004 and coverage in Wired Magazine, the Boston Globe, Mental_Floss Magazine, and other print and media outlets.