• Operate at a Higher Level
    The Rise Group
    The Rise Group is back to share their unique blend of energy, passion and everyday language all grounded in the 'how to' of creativity and innovation. The Rise Group will lead the IF audience through an action-packed, on-your-feet session that will light a fire to help you be more innovative within your life - at work or at play. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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."

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

Starflower: Origami-Inspired Solar Arrays | 26.08.2014
Origami insights have been applied to everything from the design of heart stents to robots that ship flat to pop-up urban environments.
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Sam Van Aken's Tree of Life | 22.08.2014
IdeaFestival speaker Sam Van Aken's "Tree of Life" project grows 40 varieties of old stone fruits on a single tree.
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"Merit" Today: Curiosity | 20.08.2014
Speaking earlier this week, William Deresiewicz talked about why too many schools are failing their students.
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DebbieMillman 150Designer, author, educator and strategist, Debbie Millman is the host of the podcast Design Matters. Here is the latest installment featuring Gary Hustwit, an independent filmmaker based in New York and London, who made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about type and typography

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