Lectures & Conversations

Ideas have enormous power: They inspire, they provoke, they delight.

Enjoy FREE lectures and conversations from a wide variety of speakers and thinkers in the Festival's Ideas series.


All Ideas events are free, but many reach maximum capacity. Make sure you get a seat with an Ideas Fast Pass, which allows you to enter the venue first and grab your spot! Each venue opens 30 minutes before the program’s scheduled start time for Ideas Fast Pass holders only. The public is admitted 15 minutes before start time.

Get your fast pass