Dallas Festival of Ideas Returns in April with Discussions on Equity

Six keynote speakers will talk about growth opportunities in areas ranging from health to entrepreneurship.

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Six keynote speakers will highlight the third annual Dallas Festival of Ideas on April 29 at City Hall Plaza and surrounding streets.

The theme for this year’s event will be equity and growth for all residents. Discussions will be centered on the physical city, the healthy city, the educated city, the cultural city, and the entrepreneurial city.

“Dallas has the opportunity to become a model for a great American city where equity and growth in every area creates prosperity for all,” said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson in a release. “The Dallas Festival of Ideas is the perfect place to begin the conversation on how we do that, and AT&T is honored to be a part of it.”

“Dallas has the opportunity to become a model for a great American city where equity and growth in every area creates prosperity for all.”
RANDALL STEPHENSON

Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and Janette Sadik-Khan, a principal at Bloomberg Associates and former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, are among the keynote speakers. 

The festival will announce more speakers and panels at a later date. 

This year, the Dallas Festival of Ideas will partner with the Dallas Book Festival put on by the Dallas Public Library and Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

Sponsors include Bank of America and AT&T.

The event is organized by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in partnership with The Dallas Morning News.

To learn more and register for the free event, visit the Dallas Festival of Ideas website

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