IF has lost another good friend. Leonard Shlain, who hadbeen fighting cancer since mid-last year, passed way this past weekend at his home in San Francisco. Leonard, who presented at several Festivals, was an incredibly kind, creative and gifted person. He was a true Renaissance thinker whose interests and abilities touched many. I am thankful and honored that his interests led him to play a role in the development and growth of the ideaFestival.