Shaping the city of the future by igniting, uniting, and energizing the people of Dallas through the power of ideas.

What will your city be?

IMAGINE a festival that transforms and entertains; that unveils the next big idea; that challenges to think about how Dallas can attract and keep its creative talent; that inspires its citizens to be a part of building the city of the future.

Welcome to FOR THE CITY: THE DALLAS FESTIVAL OF IDEAS, presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News and produced in part by CrowdSource.

For two days in February 2015, The Dallas Festival of Ideas will bring together youth and experience, national figures and local leaders, entrepreneurs and poets, dancers and painters, food trucks and restaurants, cultural groups and change organizations to consider the future of life in Dallas. Questions will be asked, ideas will be shared, and answers will be discovered. What does the future look like for our city: The Physical City, The Cultural City, The Innovative City, The Political City, and The Educated City?

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In the heart of the Arts District

The Dallas Festival of Ideas will roll out across the Dallas Arts District, with talks and performances taking place at the Dallas City Performance Hall, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Meyerson Symphony Center. The lobby of the Winspear Opera House will serve as the festival’s headquarters, and will be the hub of the festival’s free family programming.

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