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Scene On Your Screen, Ep. 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of Scene on Your Screen, a weekly update on our virtual Festival programming. Today, our director of programming, Bobby Asher, is joined by our director of marketing, Lara...

Scene on Your Screen, Ep. 1

Welcome to Episode 1 of Scene on Your Screen, a weekly update on our virtual Festival programming. Today, our director of programming, Bobby Asher, is joined by spoken word poet Aaron Jafferis of...

We're Going Virtual!

Co-Directors Liz Fisher and Tom Griggs share the Festival's re-imagined 25th anniversary programming. Starting in just a few weeks, you'll be invited to interact online with Ideas speakers who are...

George Takei and Byron Au Yong in Conversation

In this talk, from our 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award, George Takei, the pioneering actor, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, and New York Times bestselling author is...

COLLISION: HONG KONG ART IN NEW HAVEN

Join Yale-China Arts Fellows Sarah Xiao (dance) and Nicole Pun (visual art) as they share how their residency in New Haven has shaped their art.

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HABITS TO HEAL: EXPLORING PRACTICES FOR MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

Improved resilience and health. Enhanced ability to manage stress and anxiety. Through mindful awareness, we can avoid being on “auto-pilot,” and more often consciously choose how we live. And there...

Data Driven Sound

In a lively talk moderated by Nicole Merritt, musicians Kaki King, Spencer Topel, and Jay Alan Zimmerman share how they are using data not just to make sounds but to see and experience music. Kaki...

WITHOUT HABITS: A PATH TO PURPOSE

We spend so much energy trying to cultivate healthier habits. But what might our days feel like if, instead, we question and cut out just one habit for a short period of time? What discomfort might...

CITIES OF PEACE: HEALING THE TRAUMA OF CONFLICT THROUGH ART

Join visionary and inspiring leaders, Dr. Ellen Frank—founder Cities of Peace, an innovative peace and visual arts program that honors the history and culture of world cities that have suffered...

ANTHROPOCENE: STAGING THE FUTURE

An·thro·po·cene: /ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/ the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

Internationally acclaimed...

WORDS RECLAIMING WORLDS

FEATURING NEW HAVEN / NORTHEAST WRITERS AND SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS KEONA-MARIE, DUKE PORTER, YEXANDRA DIAZ, AND PAUL BRYANT HUDSON

Poets and other creative writers from the northeastern United States...

WE KNEW HAVEN: A YOUTH ACTIVIST PERSPECTIVE

FEATURING NEW HAVEN YOUTH ACTIVISTS MIA JOSEPH, LIHAME AROUNA, KELLY PINOTS, AND SHAWN MURRAY asking the questions: What do you imagine your New Haven to look like? How do you feel your identity is...

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