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IDEAS WE SHOULD STEAL FESTIVAL 2018: Who you’ll see and what you’ll hear

Announcing the full lineup for November 30th’s daylong festival of solutions

We’ve been teasing you for weeks about The Philadelphia Citizen’s inaugural Ideas We Should Steal Festival. And now, we’re excited to announce the full lineup of speakers and talks for the daylong event at Drexel’s Mandell Theater on November 30th.

Tickets are selling fast, so get yours while you can. And don’t forget to vote for the idea you like best. We will give a $50,000 award, the Jeremy Nowak Urban Innovation Award, to steal one idea for Philadelphia.

Be part of the change.

Lineup & Schedule: 

8:00am-8:45am
REGISTRATION / COFFEE

9:00am-9:25am
WELCOME / INTRODUCTION

9:30am-10:15am
THE LOST ART OF COMPROMISE
Gov. John Hickenlooper, (Colorado)
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, (New Jersey)
Moderated by Ali Velshi, MSNBC

10:20am-10:35am
HOW BICYCLES AND STORYTELLING CAN TACKLE GENTRIFICATION
Cornetta Lane, Founder of Detroit’s Pedal to Porch

10:35am-10:50am
TECH FOR CITIES: A NEW URBAN APPROACH
Afua Bruce
director of engineering, New America

10:50am-11:10am – BREAK

11:15am-12:00pm
THE PROBLEM IS US: INCOME INEQUALITY
AND THE ELITE
Chris Hughes, Co-Founder of Facebook and author of Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Moderated by Ali Velshi, MSNBC

12:00pm-1:00pm
INTERACTIVE LUNCH & BOOK MARKETPLACE

1:10pm-1:25pm
THE SECRET TO KEEPING YOUTH OUT OF PRISON? ART
Philadelphia’s Bartram High School’s Aspen Challenge Winning Idea

1:30pm-2:10pm
MAYORS AS CONVENORS: LEADING CITIES
Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri
Bruce Katz, Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab
Moderated by Ali PerelmanExecutive Director, Philly 3.0

2:15pm-2:35pm
PUBLIC SPACES, CIVIC HEALTH
Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and Decline of Civic Life
Moderated by 
Diana Lind, Managing Director, Fels Policy Research Initiative

2:40pm-2:55pm
MANAGING NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE
Cat Goughnour, Founder & Principal of Radix & Right 2 Root

3:05pm-3:20pm – BREAK

3:30pm-3:45pm
A NOVEL APPROACH TO URBAN EDUCATION: FUN!
Steven F. Wilson, Ascend Learning of NYC

3:50pm-4:05pm
CELEBRATING INTEGRITY…RATHER THAN JUST PUNISHING CORRUPTION
Cheri-Leigh Erasmus, Programs & Learning Manager of  Nepal’s Integrity Idol

4:10pm-4:45pm
FAITH, THE RACIAL DIVIDE, AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
Michael Eric Dyson, professor, author What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America
Rev. Chuck Mingo, Pastor of Cincinnati’s Crossroads Church

Moderated by Rev. Bill Golderer, President of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

4:45pm-5:10pm
CLOSING REMARKS

5:00pm
HAPPY HOUR / ZAVINO

 

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