It has become a Festival tradition for our high school Festival Fellows to begin our Festival and Ideas program with their own Town Hall. Join them this year as they explore the themes of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, opening up a public discussion examining the importance of one's culture and background, gender, and name.
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.
Delve into pressing topics both in New Haven’s community and around the world. Explore the topics of community, justice, art, culture, and much more. Join the conversation this June at the Festival!
Ideas Fast Pass: $55
All Ideas events are free, but many reach maximum capacity. Jump the line and save your seat early at our popular talks, panels, and conversations. The Ideas Fast Pass allows early entry to the venue and guarantees you a seat if you show up within the allotted time frame. Discounts available for Insiders.