Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Dallas Festival of Ideas: The Equitable City

The Festival’s goal is to create a lasting, equitable impact for the city of Dallas and its citizens. This action serves as the Festival’s foundation -- and the lens through which Dallas’ citizens frame the city’s future.

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All ages are welcome.

Interested in helping out at the Festival? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities! Whether you want to be a behind the scenes worker, a friendly greeter, or a friendly usher, there is a space for you.  You may now review and register for volunteer opportunities online at: IDEAS Volunteer Opportunities.

Event Update: Due to predicted inclement weather, the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas has moved inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Section A.

Keynote Speakers

Morning Session

The Physical City : Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
The Healthy City : Andrew Solomon, Author, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
The Cultural City : Jeff Chang, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University
The Educated City : Nadia Lopez, Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy
The Entrepreneurial City: Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens

Evening Session

Shared Keynote: Yaa Gyasi, Author, Homegoing

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