Festival of Ideas

Festival of Ideas

SAVE THE DATE! We are finalizing all of the details for our 2020 event. It's ramping up to be our best ever!  

Email festivalofideas@libertycommon.org for more information.

Event Information

Pre-registration Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Event Date: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Liberty Common High School, 2475 Minnesota Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525


Event Description

We are ramping up for our fifth annual Festival of Ideas in 2020! It is a colloquium at which content experts and secondary students contribute to a diverse and vibrant conversation of intellectual curiosity and expertise. We are seeking speakers in a variety of disciplines, including mathematics, literature, philosophy, engineering, science, art, music, history, and sociology. A presentation may be in the form of a lecture, demonstration, Socratic discussion, or some combination.


Click here to review the Presentation Descriptions from 2019.


Proposed Schedule of the Day for 2020

9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Performance featuring Loveland Classical's Madrigal Singers

Professional Presentations:

9:30-10:15 Keynote Address

10:30-11:25 Session I

11:30-12:25 Session II

12:25-1:25 Lunch Student Presentations:

1:30-2:00 Session III 2:30-6:00 Convivial Gathering with our Keynote Speaker (Nearby location TBD)





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