The Equitable City: The 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas
Save the Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
UPDATE: The Texas spring weather is doing a number on our plans for the weekend, and we wanted to let you know about some key changes. Because of the threat of storms and wind, we have made the call to pull the entire Festival of Ideas inside the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The good news: the Convention Center is located just across the street from our original location on City Hall Plaza, so we will still be able to stay connected with our partners at the Dallas Book Festival (and, in fact, will be running shuttles between the two buildings for anyone who wants to explore both!). The other good news is that once you are in the Convention Center, all of our spaces are very easy to find and close together.
Dallas City Hall & Plaza
The Dallas Festival of Ideas shapes the city of the future by igniting, uniting and energizing the diverse people of Dallas through the power of ideas. The Festival is co-presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News, produced by CrowdSource and made possible by title sponsor Bank of America. The Festival reflects the partners’ desire to be a convener of ideas, a positive force and a catalyst for collective action for the good of the city. From the beginning, one primary goal of the Festival has been to produce tangible action, not just talk.
This year, the Festival has expanded with a partnership with the Dallas Book Festival to co-locate events in the Dallas Central Library and Dallas City Hall and Plaza. The Dallas Festival of Ideas responded to the July 7, 2016 Dallas ambush with a three-part forum entitled “Actions Speak Louder” with partner Faith in Texas. The spirit of “Actions Speak Louder” informs all aspects of the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas. Community forums from November 2016-March 2017 focus on issues of social equity from five different “City” perspectives — the Physical, Healthy, Cultural, Educated and Entrepreneurial — all leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas in April 2017.
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.