Every autumn, IdeaFestival brings together some of the world’s most prescient thinkers, authors, academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, leaders, and innovators for an event that explores the future of technology, innovation, creativity, and society.

TechRepublic will be there again this year as one of the media sponsors of IdeaFestival 2015 and will be posting articles all week about the most interesting topics for technologists and business professionals.

The event runs from September 29 to October 1 at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, Kentucky–where the TechRepublic editorial department has had its headquarters since it first launched in 1999.

The theme of this year’s IdeaFestival is “Embrace the Danger of New Ideas” and some of the big topics that are the focus of this year’s event include:

  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Reimagining college for the internet age
  • The social impacts of technology
  • Economics of a changing world
  • Power structures and cultural patterns
  • Space and the state of the universe

Look for articles on these topics every day this week on TechRepublic.

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