Night of Ideas

February 25 – March 4

Night of Ideas 2023

Villa Albertine’s free in-person mega-event is back!


Taking place in more than 20 cities across the US from February 25 through March 4, 2023, Night of Ideas invites thought leaders, activists, performers, authors, and academics to engage the public in discussion around a central question that addresses major, contemporary global issues.


Night of Ideas 2023 focuses on the theme More?, with each event approaching the challenge of building a more sustainable and equitable society from the vantage point of local issues, debates, and opportunities. From how to reach a point of more justice in Atlanta; to what ‘more’ really means in a growth-driven society in San Francisco; to looking at our uncertain future through young peoples’ eyes in New York; to climate change in Pasadena and Phoenix; to exploring the limits of our universe through astronomy in Kansas City, Night of Ideas, taking place in more than 20 U.S. cities this year, asks attendees to consider how our world has been challenged by excess in all areas, and how ideas and collaboration could light the way to a more stable and peaceful tomorrow.


Select your city in the dropdown menu above to explore the Night of Ideas event in your area.


The national Night of Ideas program in the US is made possible with major philanthropic support from the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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