Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2022: How to Solve A Murder Epidemic

Chester has reduced gun violence by 60 percent in the last two years. We’ll learn how they did it at our 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival on December 15

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Attend the 2022 Festival

By Ralph Thorn

What We’ve Seen Since 2018

Every year we bring new voices to the Philadelphia stage from across the country.

By Ralph Thorn

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2021 Recap: We Can Solve Problems

Nine big takeaways from The Philadelphia Citizen's fourth annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival at Fitler Club

By Jessica Blatt Press and Katherine Rapin

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2021: What Would Jimmy Do?

On our Festival eve, bestselling author Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. and Tony-winning playwright and singer/songwriter Stew will disturb some peace by sharing lessons in song and prose from the moral vision of James Baldwin

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2021: “We Have to Fix Listening”

Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild spent years trying to understand Trump voters. Find out what she learned about how to move forward as citizens at this year’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Fourth Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Join us December 13th and 14th for ideas from across the country to foster “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Prosperity” here in Philly

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Festival Speakers

We are welcoming thought leaders from across the country this December

By Josh Middleton