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EVENT: 1st Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival



Cities across the country have figured out smart ways to fix urban challenges.


Let’s steal what works.


  • Hear from civic innovators leading urban solutions that work
  • Connect with local leaders and disruptors making an impact
  • Act to bring the next big idea to Philadelphia


Join civic innovators, policy experts, and community leaders for The Philadelphia Citizen’s 1st Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival. 

  • Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!
  • Group Pricing
  • Student Discount
  • Limited Scholarships Available (Email for more info.)

Check back for a full program lineup. Among the speakers you’ll hear from:

Gov. John Hickenlooper
of Colorado

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman
Former Governor of New Jersey

Ali Velshi

Anand Giridharadas
Author of the new book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Mayor Sly James
of Kansas City

Michael Eric Dyson
Preacher, professor & author of What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, & Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

Bruce Katz
Co-Founder & Director,  Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab

Cat Goughnour
Equitable development advocate of Portland, Oregon

Cornetta Lane
Founder of Pedal to Porch in Detroit, Michigan

Afua Bruce
Director of Engineering, Public Interest Technology, New America Foundation
of Washington, D.C.

Steven F. Wilson
Founder/CEO of Ascend Learning of New York City

Cheri-Leigh Erasmus
of Integrity Idol of Nepal

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