What will your city be?
“What we really need is the United City. We need a city that is united and galvanized around ideas that we can build to make a change and make things different, and I really think that can be done.” Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dallas Festival of Ideas, February 2015
How can a city write its own story? How can its citizens unite to help shape its next chapter?
Welcome to 2016 THE UNITED CITY: The Dallas Festival of Ideas, an annual harvesting of big, bold ideas with an eye toward action in helping to shape the city of the future.
For two days in February 2016, the Dallas Festival of Ideas will focus the power of thought on our city’s next century. There will be thought-provoking programs, interactive discussions, live music, visual art and stage performances for all ages, all walks of life, all citizens.
What does the future look like for Dallas as a healthy city? A physical city? An entrepreneurial city? An educated city? A literary city?
We not only invite you to join us, we urge you to participate.
Ideas are vital to a vibrant life. Let’s unite to build a vibrant city.
Join us in Fair Park.
Join us on Friday for opening night at the Music Hall and on Saturday for panel discussions at the Music Hall and Women’s Museum.
The Festival Headquarters, in the Women’s Museum, will have programming for all ages (kids, too!), including music, art, performances, action stations and City "Zones" that will enhance the festival programming by featuring additional spoken-word content, small group discussions and introduce local talent and community initiatives to the public.