Marking up the nerdocalypse: A digital guide to IF13

IdeaFestival 2013 is almost here! How to follow along:

If you haven't already done so, keep the web site handy. There you will find the latest information on the agenda, speakers and sponsors. About the latter, if you see a representative of one of the many organizations that support the festival, please thank them! They help make it all possible.

Since most of us live on our phones, a version of the web site optimized for phones has been created. Point your smartphone's browser to for a streamlined experience.

Find the festival on Facebook (please like us!) and Twitter (please follow us!). An open Flickr pool will be created soon has been created so that all those wonderful images taken during IF13 have a home. We welcome your contributions. Look for that announcement via Facebook and Twitter. The pools from 2011 and 2012 are here and here, respectively.

Whether you're an old or new blog subscriber, please use this link to get new posts during the festival and throughout the year. Our series of Skyped video interviews with Maria Konnikova, Jason Pontin, Ariel Waldman and Oliver Burkeman has proven popular. We're planning more.

While tweeting the festival, please use the hashtag #IF13 to refer to this year's event - and that goes for you Vine users as well. Speaking of hashtags, we always #staycurious.

As in past years, the festival will feature a running commentary on our own Twitter wall in the Kentucky Center, the festival's home. Think of it as an event newsreel. Listed below are a number of speakers and other individuals at Thrivals and IdeaFestival 2013 who have active Twitter presences. You may want to follow a few of them.

  • Maria Konnikova @mkonnikova
  • Jason Pontin @jason_pontin
  • Oliver Burkeman @oliverburkeman
  • Ariel Waldman @arielwaldman
  • Kevin Smokler @weegee
  • Cariwyl Hebert @salon97
  • Creative Capital @creativecap
  • Daphne Miller @drdaphnemiller
  • C.C. Chapman @cc_chapman
  • Mother Falcon @motherfalconmus
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer @errafael 
  • Hasan Davis @HasanDavis
  • Kim Xu @kiwe4
  • Dmitri Alperovitch @DmitriCyber 
  • Chris Bliss @iamchrisbliss
  • Innocence Project (and the award for most elegant handle) @Innocence
  • Alex Stone @alexrstone
  • Majora Carter @majoracarter

See you soon!


Diavolo image: Geoff Oliver Bugbee