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Ideas We Should Steal Festival

  • Mandell Theater: Drexel University 3220 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Hosted by The Philadelphia Citizen

The Philadelphia Citizen is bringing their well known series called “Things We Should Steal” from the written word to the physical this coming November. The penned series involves peeking in on ideas and innovations that are coming to fruition in other cities around the country, and how Philadelphia can and should “steal” those great ideas. The Citizen is excited to announce that this 1st annual day-long “ideas festival” will feature the nation's most innovative civic thinkers, gathered to inspire Philadelphia doers to re-imagine how we solve our city's biggest challenges.

In order to get the most diverse set of ideas country-wide, they have tapped innovative thinkers from politics, thought leadership, civic organization and content experts from cities around the country. These dais for the day includes but is not limited to:

Emcee for the Evening:

Ali Velshi - MSNBC Host

Festival Speakers and Panelists:

Gov. John Hickenlooper - Governor of Colorado

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman - Former Governor of New Jersey

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

Chris Hughes - Co-Founder of Facebook and author of Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

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

Mayor Sly James - Mayor of Kansas City

Cornetta Lane - Founder of Pedal to Porch in Detroit, Michigan

And many more! Check back here to see the full program as the event date approaches.

So please join The Philadelphia Citizen as they welcome some of the brightest thought-leaders that our country’s cities have to offer.

Join before November 1st to lock in the Early Bird Registration discount.