Idea Festival

Arts and Humanities
6:46 am
Mon September 23, 2013

'No Such Thing as Useless Knowledge': Louisville's IdeaFestival Returns


When Kris Kimel founded IdeaFestival 13 years ago in Lexington, he says it wasn’t an easy concept to explain. The celebration of innovation and creativity lacked a tangible hook – it’s not based on a product, it’s not targeted at one industry. Is it a tech conference? An arts festival? A business seminar? Well, yes.

“It wasn't the easiest thing to communicate," says Kimel.

"We couldn't give away tickets,” he adds with a laugh.  

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Local News
10:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Mayor's Office To Relocate for Idea Festival

The Louisville mayor’s office will relocate to the Kentucky Center for the Arts this week in conjunction with the Idea Festival. Mayor Fischer’s staff will operate from an IdeaHub set up in the lobby of the Kentucky Center starting Wednesday. They’ll remain there throughout the festival, which continues through Saturday.

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