Last June, our high school Festival Fellows hosted a standing-room-only Town Hall meeting on gun violence. Join them this year as they explore the themes of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, opening up a public discussion about the continuing epidemic of racial inequity in America.
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 role art has in increasing diversity, predict the future of New Haven, and hear lectures that explore the hot topics of America and beyond. Join the conversation this June at the Festival!
IDEAS FAST PASS: $60
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.