Smart deal for smart people: IdeaFestival offering Day Pass option for 2012
IdeaFestival 2012, our annual creative-class event, is getting creative financially.
The IdeaFestival “Day Pass” now available for individual Festival days for $125 per day with limited quantities available.
Otherwise, full access passes are $450, $199 for students.
“While we have sold more All-Access Passes this year than ever before, we also want to create a more flexible option for those who are unable to attend the entire event while still encouraging people to attend multiple sessions,” stated Kris Kimel, IdeaFestival founder, in a news release.
IdeaFestival is scheduled for Sept. 19 through Sept. 22.
This year offers some crazy cool speakers including:
- Kevin Colleran, one of Facebook’s first ten employees who will talk about reimagining and reenergizing sales and marketing strategies;
- International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley who will speak about the relationship between chess and business strategy;
- Venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Sims who will discuss how “little bets” and small discoveries can lead to breakthrough innovation;
- U.S. Foreign Service Officer Peter Van Buren who will share his personal experience about the complex U.S. effort to rebuild Iraq;
- Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner who will discuss Finland’s successful education system which operates under a very different set of assumptions than US schools.
With 40 speakers, IdeaFestival’s agenda brings together emerging and well-known influencers from a variety of disciplines, including science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education and much more.
“A founding premise of IdeaFestival is that 21st century thinkers need to be able to identify, integrate and apply diverse ideas,” Kimel stated. “By providing opportunities where seemingly disparate ideas intersect, we are paving the way for bold new ideas to happen in our own community and beyond.”
For more information about Day Passes and to see IdeaFestival’s full agenda, see the website here.
About IdeaFestival: Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for creative thinkers and 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 conference is held every fall in Louisville at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The Kentucky Center is an intimate and historic venue that houses artworks by such 20th century masters as Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, John Chamberlain and Alexander Calder. 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.
IdeaFestival at a glance