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.

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!