Does Doing Good Mean Doing Better?

In recent years, the conscious capitalism movement has not only been growing, but increasingly arguing that companies that put community, ethics and sustainability at the forefront will outperform more traditional, profit-driven companies. James Ledbetter, Editor Inc. magazine and, will moderate a panel discussion. Panel: Jeff Senne, PwC; Tammy York Day, Delta Dental of Kentucky; Greg Christian, Beyond Green Partners

He Thought She Thought

Are there really differences between the male and female brain?

Flash Class: Some differences between the sexes are obvious, but do they extend beyond what the eye can see? Are male and female brains different in structure or function? Are differences "black and white" or on a "spectrum." Explore the controversy around this topic by examining studies form prominent neuroscientists in the field@ Is YOUR brain male, female... or other?!

Diane Snow

Ideas Night Out

Join us on Thursday, September 29 for Ideas Night Out, informal gatherings that allow you to dine up close and personal with Festival Presenters and other attendees at a variety of Louisville restaurants. No program or agenda; just casual, interesting conversation with thinkers, doers and makers from around the globe. 

Please note:  Ideas Night Out registration is not included in the Festival Pass or Thursday Day Pass.

Mayan Cafe with IF Presenters Jamie Holmes and Kim Phuc - SOLD OUT

Milkwood with IF Presenters Christine Kenneally, Ben Kuchera and Jonathan Shieber - REGISTER

Proof on Main with IF Presenters Troy CarterJames Ledbetter and Susan Schneider - SOLD OUT

Rye with IF Presenters Pagan Kennedy and Greg Christian - REGISTER

Vincenzo's with IF Presenters Lee Dugatkin and Christine Ortiz - REGISTER


IF Kids

Creating the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators.

Middle school students gather to again take part in a novel four-hour embedded IF track that exposes them to the various ideas and perspectives that undergird the Festival. Students are exposed to many of the same presenters from the IF Main Stage and will explore ideas surrounding creative thinking, discovery and imagination to recombine knowledge in new and unique ways. In partnership with the Kentucky Science Center.