IdeaFestival® 2016 Announces Day Passes, National Sponsors and Media Partners

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Day Passes Now On Sale – Small Number of Festival Passes Still Available

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IdeaFestival® 2016, a leading celebration for disruptive thinkers and the intellectually curious, releases this year’s full agenda and announces national sponsors and media partners. The Festival boasts over 35 speakers and performers who will inspire, entertain and encourage discovery, imagination and bold new ideas from Sept. 27th -30th, at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Day Passes are currently on sale for $150. A small number of Festival Passes are still available.

This powerful event brings together an impressive list of emerging and well-known influencers from four continents and a variety of disciplines including science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education and much more – all working towards the convergence and exploration of how ideas shape our future.

Additional presenters and influencers announced for this year include author and Future Tense Fellow at New America, Jamie Holmes, American recording artist, actress and model, Janelle Monae, Dr. Christine Ortiz, Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science at MIT, Sonia Shah, science journalist and prize-winning author, and Greg Christian, sustainable foodservice consultant, chef, author, and entrepreneur.

IdeaFestival Founder Kris Kimel says, “IdeaFestival focuses on big questions and ideas, that inspire, challenge and are sometimes dangerous. Dangerous in the sense that they are disruptive, often challenge the status quo, risky and can be transformative. In fact, IdeaFestival encourages attendees to embrace the danger of new ideas.”

This “big question” approach has resulted in sponsorships and media partnerships with influential national sponsors including Delta Dental, the Kentucky Innovation Network , the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Science and Technology Center along with award-winning media partners, INC, CNET, Tech Republic, ZDNet and Scalawag.

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About IdeaFestival®

Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival® is a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy and education. The Festival is held every fall in Louisville, Kentucky at The Kentucky Center. The setting, thought-provoking sessions and informal tone make IdeaFestival a truly unique experience. Those who attend leave the event with interesting new ideas, a better sense of connectedness, an expanded network of relationships and lasting inspiration to help create change in the world.

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