Founded in 2000, the IdeaFestival (IF) is a world-class event that
attracts leading and highly diverse thinkers from across the nation and
around the globe to explore and celebrate innovation, imagination and
The IdeaFestival is a unique non-linear event designed to stretch
people's horizon's and promote breakthrough thinking... utilizing
multiple venues to showcase, discuss and "connect" important ideas in
science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education, etc.
The Festival is designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of people -
with presenters selected for their ideas, achievements, and their
ability to communicate to a wide-ranging audience.
An important value of the IF is its accessibility. Strong support from
sponsors allows the event to be priced at a level (with many events
free) that provides for participation by a large and diverse audience,
including students and young people.