• Ideas Night Out
    Thursday, October 2
    New for 2014
    Small informal gatherings allowing a chance to dine up close and personal with IdeaFestival Presenters and other attendees at a variety of Louisville restaurants. Learn more and reserve your seat now!
  • 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.
  • Thrivals 7.0 - The Quest:
    Changing the Future of 2035

    Hosted by Angie Fention with Janelle MonĂ¡e and the Wondaland Arts Society
    With speakers Darell Hammond, Regina Holliday, Karter Louis and Nat Irvin. Learn more.
  • IF Water Conference / Sep. 30
    IF Affiliate Event
    The 3rd Annual IF Water Conference, in partnership with WaterStep. Attendees will participate inthought-provoking conversation and brainstorm solutions alongside water activists, and listen to dynamic speakers on topics including water exploration, sanitation, and conservation. Learn more and reserve your ticket here.
     
  • IF Music / Sep. 27
    IF Affiliate Event

    IF Music returns for a second year to host two panels of seasoned professionals living and thriving in the music industry. Hosted by sonaBLAST! Records and YADDA, this event offers a unique experience to listen to some of the foremost music industry professionals in the business today. Learn more and reserve your ticket here.
  • IF University
    Upcoming Events
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

"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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Don't Focus on the Puzzles, But the Mysteries | 15.08.2014
Don't focus on the puzzles, but the mysteries.
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Forgetting Important to Creative Flourishing | 13.08.2014
An ability to forget, whether it's simply to move beyond a business failure or avoid information overload, is important to human flourishing.
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StephenCave 150Philosopher Stephen Cave asks the question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interesting: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? Watch this video to learn more.

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