It continues to baffle us here at the LDA how many Louisvillians have never heard of IdeaFestival, the offbeat 3-day conference of unlikely ideas that is held annually in our hometown. Well, we’re going to address that in the most efficient manner possible: Bribery! As a member of Louisville Digital Association, you are entitled to a 10% discount for any IdeaFestival 2011 All Access Pass purchase, while they last. Simply include the discount code IF10 when you register.
(As an added bonus, All Access Pass purchasers will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Fast Company, MAKE and Oxford American magazines. Yes, it’s dead-tree media, but it’s still free.)
OK, so we made it cheaper to attend IdeaFestival 2011, but we still haven’t told you why you should bother to attend at all. How does this partial list of speakers strike you?
- Aneesh Chopra: Chief Technology Officer for the United States and assistant to President Obama.
- Elizabeth Scharpf: founder of the global Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), a group using banana leaves to develop sanitary products considered too unmentionable for most charities.
- Leonard Mlodinow: Physicist, author, screenwriter and expert on chaos theory. Mlodinow was a writer for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation and co-author with Stephen Hawking of the recent best-seller The Grand Design.
- Cesar Millan: The world’s most famous Dog Whisperer
How can not want to see what bubbles forth from that stew of non-sequitur expertise? IdeaFestival 2011 is less than two months away and new partnerships, speakers and sessions are being announced each week.
The LDA is contemplating a post-event tweetup, so we can digest, debate and remix and the received wisdom of the speaker set. Details soon, but you have to be at IdeaFestival to play the afterparty games. See you there.