Q: When is the Festival?
A: Saturday, April 7, 2017 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
- 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Morning keynotes: Physical City and Healthy City
- 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
- 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Breakout sessions: Physical City and Healthy City
- 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
- 1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Break
- 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Afternoon keynotes: Educated City and Inclusive City
- 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break
- 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions: Educated City and Inclusive City
- 3:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Break
- 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Closing session
Q: Where is the event?
A: Erik Jonsson Central Library – 1515 Young St. Dallas, TX 75201
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The event is free and open to the public. Come one, come all! There are costs associated with parking as well as for food and beverage.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Causal to Business Causal. Please be aware the buildings tend to be chilly, so think about throwing in a sweater if you get cold easily.
Q: Can I take DART?
A: Yes – in fact, we encourage it! Check out the DART Website for more details.
Q: Where do I park and how much does it cost?
A: The parking garage underneath the Library is available but limited. There are many public lots and paid parking options nearby in downtown Dallas. This Website is a great resource for assessing all your parking needs.
Q: Can I have Uber, Lyft or a cab drop me off close to the entrance?
A: Yes! We encourage carpooling or ride-sharing to get to the event.
Q: I RSVP’d online. What should I bring to the event?
A: We will have a registration desk where you will need to check in and present an ID.
Q: Can I come and go? Is re-entry allowed?
A: Yes, you may come and go as you please.
Q: Will there be food and beverage?
A: Yes! There will be food trucks available to purchase your lunch.
Q: What Items Am I Allowed To Bring?
A: Small bags and backpacks are allowed.
Q: What Items Am I Not Allowed To Bring?
A: Chairs, Signs, anything that could be considered a weapon of any kind (gun, knife, large stick, projectiles, etc.) graffiti pens or spray paint. Use good judgment here…we reserve the right to disallow any other items we deem inappropriate, dangerous or inconvenient to other people attending the event.
Q: What is the Dallas Festival of Ideas?
A: The Dallas Festival of Ideas is a collaboration between The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News. Now in its fourth year, the Festival brings together both experts and citizens to discuss and debate how we can make Dallas a better place, this year through the lens of the Connected City.
Q: What are the ‘City Tracks’?
A: Each year, we select themes or City Tracks that we explore with keynote speakers and panel discussions. This year’s tracks will ask how Dallas can become a more Physical City, Educated City, Healthy City and Inclusive City all through the lens of being Connected.