Issue September 17, 2008

IdeaFest 2008 Schedule

Sept. 23

Main Course @ IdeaFestival • 6:30 PM – 9:30 PMHumana Building & Main Street (between 4th and 5th Streets) (Separate Registration Required)

Sept. 24

Idea Kentucky Conference — Separate Registration Required • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Ali Center)

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Speed Art Museum)

IF Onsite Registration • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (KICC)

Sept. 25

The Big Jam • Suketu Bhavsar, Nickole Brown, Howard Dubrovsky, Sanford Goldberg, Wayne Hall, Jr., Philipp Kraemer, Everett McCorvey, Lopa Mehrotra, Brad Riddell, Mark Shepherd 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe • Katrina Firlik10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

Creative Space (Lunch Event) • Mark Beasley 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $18.00

Puzzled? • Will Shortz 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $20.00

The Rise and Fall of Hyperpowers • Amy Chua 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

IF Launch: Curry Stone Design Prize • Curry Stone Design Prize, Emiliano Gandolfi 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

Taste of Innovation • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $20.00

IF After Dark: At The Movies with screenwriter Jack Epps Jr. • Jack Epps Jr. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

Sept. 26

Idling Technology: Solutions for “Greener” Air – FREE • Robert Hupfer 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (KICC)

The Black Swan • Nassim Nicholas Taleb 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (KICC) Pass Required: $20.00

IF Kids (for students only) • IF Kids 9:30 AM – 1:15 PM (KICC)

Studio Arne Quinze • Arne Quinze 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

The Science and Wonder of Magic • Teller 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $20.00

Proust Was A Neuroscientist • Jonah Lehrer 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

BIG: Designs on the Future City • Bjarke Ingels 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

Surviving Rwanda • Immaculee Ilibagiza2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

A Question of Freedom • Suketu Bhavsar, Sanford Goldberg, Lori Hartmann-Mahmud, Tiffany Shlain 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (The Kentucky Center) Pass Required: Free

Ninjutsu: The Art of Success • Peter King 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

The “X Factor”: Who’s Buying What and Why  GLI’s technology network Awards Dinner • Bridget Brennan 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $65.00

IF After Dark: Vova’s World • Vova Galchenko 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

IF After Dark: Movies That Changed Your Life — FREE • 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Brown-Forman Amphitheater)

Sept. 27

Serious Play • Jane McGonigal 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

The World in your Pocket • John Gauntt 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM (KICC) Pass Required: $15.00

The Physics of NASCAR • Diandra Leslie-Pelecky 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM (KICC)Pass Required: $15.00

Who Helps Who … and Why? The Nature of Goodness (Lunch Event) • Lee Dugatkin 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM (KICC) Pass Required: $18.00

The Space Colonization Imperative • J. Richard Gott 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

 *CANCELLED* Sex, Time and Power • Leonard Shlain 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (KICC)

Where’s The Big Idea? • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (KICC) Pass Required: Free

Mozart: An Exploration of Genius with the Kentucky Center • Richard Kogan 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (The Kentucky Center) Pass Required: $15.00

DIAVOLO DANCE THEATER • 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Brown Theatre) Pass Required: $30.00

IF After Dark: Diavolo Post Performance Party • 9:45 PM – 12:00 AM (PRIME Lounge)

Streaming Events All Days

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Speed Art Museum)

Hauck Installation • Hauck Installation 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (KICC)

FutureLab • FutureLab9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (KICC)

Filmmakers Studio (separate registration required) • Michael Dougan, Soozie Eastman, Jason Epperson, Jack Epps Jr., Mindy Faber, Marc Gurevitch, Stuart Pollard, Mark Poole, Anna Richardson, Brad Riddell, Arthur Rouse, Mark Shepherd, Ed Smith, Filmmakers Studio 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (KICC)