Thanks for Reading. Be Back Soon!

I will be taking a short break and be back on Oct. 21. On my return I'll be interviewing more people for our Five Questions series, as well as introduce you to a new contributing writer for IF blog. And if you enjoy the blog posts, please consider using our syndicated feed to have them automagically appear in your reading list as they are published.

Thanks for reading! In my absence, please visit these IdeaFestival articles elsewhere.

  • GE's Beth Comstock on the importance of hackerspaces.
  • "Oddly enough, inefficiency can be a key to productivity--if you're trying to make new things," Fast Company's Drake Baer writes about innovation in his piece on Comstock. Check out his other work for the magazine.
  • Karen Wunderlin writes about "the buzz of fresh ideas at the IdeaFestival," a nice write-up on the festival as a whole. The IdeaFestival buzz is a common occurrence. Take 51 weeks and come back next year.
  • Or pick up Kevin Smokler's new book, Practical Classics and pace yourself.
  • With its emphasis on better ideas, startup culture is a lot like the IdeaFestival. Village Capital announced funding for a couple of startups in September during IF13. And elsewhere the festival is described as a closet Venture Connectors meeting. Nice.
  • A number of Business First articles on the IdeaFestival may be found here.
  • KET was hard at work preparing interviews to air, according to Bill Goodman.
  • Humana, which very generously sponsored the festival, calls it a celebration of innovation, and cites the consensus that "business needs more creative brains." We know where it can find them!
  • Describing it "as easily one of my favorite conferences," C.C. Chapman was on hand this year to take in IF13. Check it out his blog post, which has several of the creative commons-licensed pictures he also contributed to our Flickr pool. Thanks C.C.!
  • Do you make, build, hack or code? A Mini Maker Faire happened in Louisville as part of NuLu Fest.
  • Insider Louisville was omnipresent at the IdeaFestival. Check out this index of articles, which stretches on for pages. Its piece on the Creative Capital artists was a favorite of mine.
  • Creative Capital, by the way, highlighted the artists it brought to the IdeaFestival here.

This list of festival-related pieces is far from exhaustive. I know, for example, that We Blog The World's Renee Blodgett will blog her follow-up soon. And there are numerous other articles, videos and interviews that aren't listed here. That's because we've already shared them over the past two weeks.

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Stay curious.


Photo of the Ron Finley dig courtesy of Amber Sigman.