In the tradition of innovation conferences such as TED, Davos, and SXSW, every year IdeaFestival brings together artists, scientists, business leaders, authors, journalists, students, and civil servants to talk about where humanity is headed and the most important ideas, technologies, and inventions that are going to take us there.

As a media sponsor again this year, TechRepublic will be at IdeaFestival 2016 this week to cover the most important and interesting topics for technology professionals and business leaders. We will be writing articles, recording video, and posting updates and photos on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The two most prominent hashtags are #IF16 and #StayCurious.

This year’s IdeaFestival runs from September 28-30 and takes place at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, Kentucky. TechRepublic launched as a startup in Louisville in May 1999 and the TechRepublic newsroom still has its headquarters there today–while also having bureaus in New York, London, and Sydney, and freelancers spread all throughout the world.

The theme of IdeaFestival 2016 is once again “Embrace the Danger of New Ideas” and some of the big topics that are the focus of this year’s event include:

  • How big data is changing medicine
  • The intersection of science and the humanities
  • How serendipity plays into innovation and invention
  • Use of virtual reality in business and health care
  • Business and life lessons we can learn from games
  • A new classroom-less model for higher education

Look for coverage Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

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Content from IdeaFestival 2016