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IdeaFestival adds speakers to 2016 event

Scheduled for Sept. 27-30 in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 15, 2016) — IdeaFestival 2016, a leading celebration for disruptive thinkers and the intellectually curious, announces additional speakers to its event from Sept. 27-30 at The Kentucky Center in Louisville.

Troy Carter, Alan Lightman, Kim Phuc and Susan Schneider have all previously been announced as speakers.

Adcitional speakers:

  • Otis Brawley and Harald Schmidt: Brawley is the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and Schmidt is the medical ethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. They ill discuss how recent data demonstrates an emerging downside of the incredible advances in medical diagnostics and treatment. They will explore how too much medicine, too many tests and treatments may result in making people not more, but less healthy.
  • Pagan Kennedy: An American columnist and author and pioneer of the 1990s zine movement. She will explore the role of serendipity behind innovations and inventions, and how discoveries aren’t typically based on luck; but rather the emergent property of the creative and prepared mind.
  • James Ledbetter: Editor, Inc. Magazine and Inc.com. He will bring a unique business view of the conscious capitalism movement by asking the question “Does Doing Good Mean Doing Better?”
  • Christine Kenneally: An Australian-American journalist who writes on science, language and culture: She will discuss “The Hidden History of Us,” exploring where we came from, who we are, and where we may be going.

Led by Suzy Delvalle, Creative Capital will showcase four emerging, innovative new artists (Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jeffrey Gibson, Peter Andrew Lewis and Shawn Peters) at the Arts @ the Edge session.