IdeaFestival 2011 Comes to Louisville This Week

IdeaFestival 2011 Logo Louisville Kentucky Southern Indiana Innovation Ideas TechnologyIdeas create the future. This week, September 21-24, IdeaFestival 2011 will bring this belief to life. If you’ve seen our Facebook page or Twitter feed, which exist under the moniker, “Your Idea Counts,” then you know we at KIX hold to this same belief. So, it’s a natural fit for us to be attending this year’s event!

IdeaFestival is a world-class event that celebrates and fosters innovation. It recognizes that much of the game-changing innovation happening in our world occurs when people and ideas from various walks of life come together. Unfortunately, the intersection of disciplines like science, the arts, business, design, technology, education, and medicine is rare because most people just don’t have time to get outside of their “box.” So, IdeaFestival exists to create the space for discussion and exploration and facilitate innovation through the convergence of ideas.

Every year since 2000, leading thinkers from diverse fields have come to celebrate cutting-edge ideas. This year is no different. Among the presenters are U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra; former N.B.A. referee Tim Donaghy; singer/songwriter, Janelle MonĂ¡e; Army combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar, Wes Moore, along with many more.

IdeaFestival 2011

September 21-24, Louisville, Kentucky

The event kicks off tomorrow with several interesting sessions, one of which is called, “Rethink Louisville,” led by Director of the Innovation Office for the Louisville Kentucky Metropolitan Government, Ted Smith. Like most of the presentations, it will be in the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Another intriguing session on tomorrow’s schedule is “Perfecting Your Entrepreneurial Imagination” — it’s all about starting and growing a profitable innovation-driven company through imagining a product that makes a difference in the world. This lab, like many, is free and open to the public. All you have to do is register.

Are you planning on attending any or all of IdeaFestival? If so, leave us a comment below. Which presenter or topic are you most interested in?