Night of Ideas 2023

February 25 – March 4

Thank you for joining us for Night of Ideas 2023. The event has ended.


Taking place in more than 20 cities across the US from February 25 through March 4, 2023, Night of Ideas 2023 invited 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 focused 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, which took place in more than 20 U.S. cities in 2023, asked 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.


Night of Ideas 2023 is presented by Villa Albertine, in partnership with the Institut français and FACE Foundation. The national program in the US is made possible with major philanthropic support from Presenting Partner the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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