Tuning In To The Bluegrass From The Ground, Up

During this brief interlude just prior to a session at IF,
Ben Sollee and Kiersten Nash will compose an argument for [un]learning as a means to advance a more sustainable tomorrow, today. How? Play! This theory of action will be explored in action as Livestream—an innovative transmedia project they’re designing in collaboration with the Kentucky Geological Survey to raise environmental awareness, literacy and accountability from the ground, up.

The Big Sort Continues

Thursday, October 1
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center

In the book The Big Sort, Journalist Bill Bishop and Robert Cushing found that while America may be more diverse than ever, the places where we live are becoming more crowded with people who live, think and vote alike. Bishop draws upon recent data to further discuss how we have built a country where we can all choose the neighborhood, church and news show most compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs…along with the consequences of this way-of-life segregation. 


Thursday, October 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center

Now that we have gone from epic movies of four hours to Vine videos of six seconds, entrepreneur and marketing executive
Joe McCormack steps in to discuss how companies and organization in this age of shrinking attention spans, and floods of information can master the art of the “short story.” McCormack is the author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.


Club IF

Wednesday, September 30
9:00 PM - Larkin Poe
Thursday, October 1
9:00 PM - Teddy Abrams
Separate Registration Required
Doors open at 8pm

Kentucky Center

Join us for the opening of Club IF … an early 60’s style nightclub featuring cocktails, conversation and a live musical performance each night at 9pm (doors open at 8pm). The cover charge is $10 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating each night is very limited so confirm your reservation today.

              Wed., Sep 30 -  Larkin Poe

              Wed., Sep 30 - Larkin Poe

           Thurs., Oct. 1 -  Teddy Abrams

           Thurs., Oct. 1 - Teddy Abrams

Club IF Host

                                                                 Troy Burton

                                                                Troy Burton

Exactly What and Where is the Universe?

Thursday, October 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center

Quantum revelations and recent cosmological discoveries have led us to completely new understandings of the universe. Astronomer and author Bob Berman explores these new ideas, including the nature of "empty space," the non-reality of time, the curious inter-relationship between the observer and nature and what it really means if the universe is indeed infinite. 

Stephanie Freid

Thursday, October 1
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center

Tel Aviv-based journalist Stephanie Freid regularly finds herself at ground-zero, reporting from the world’s often dangerous conflict zones…including Iraq, Ukraine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Her hope is always the same... "that in reporting what I witness, a heart or mind may be moved or even changed."