Photo Gallery:
2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas

Take a look through images from the discussions and art installations at this year's Dallas Festival of Ideas.

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The Dallas Festival of Ideas returned Saturday at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center with discussions on equity and growth in the city. The event featured a series of panel discussions focused on five tracks or “city perspectives” — the physical city, the healthy city, the cultural city, the educated city, and the entrepreneurial city. In addition, there were a variety of performances and art installations. This year’s event also was coupled with the Dallas Book Festival at the nearby J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.

Photos by Sarah Bradbury:

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center co-founder Trey Bowles (center) speaks as a panelist during the City Response Panel in the Entrepreneurial City track.

Duane Dankesreiter (far left), senior vice president for research and innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber, speaks to the rest of the panel during the City Response Panel in the Entrepreneurial City track.

The Dallas Morning News columnist James Ragland moderates the City Response Panel in the Entrepreneurial City track.

Sejal Desai, program director at Entrepreneurs of North Texas, speaks as a panelist during the City Response Panel in the Entrepreneurial City track.

Duane Dankesreiter, Dallas Regional Chamber, gives a State of the City speech in the Entrepreneurial City track.

Paper flower tutorial at the Oil & Cotton booth at Festival of Ideas.

The Drummies perform in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

Kids create their own album cover art at the Hand Drawn Records booth in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

A family writes down ideas on a communla idea board at Festival of Ideas.

Oil & Cotton booth silk printing at Festival of Ideas.

Kids make their own name tags at the Oli & Cotton booth at Festival of Ideas.

A virtual reality driving experience by AT&T in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

Andrew Solomon speaks on mental health during Festival of Ideas as the keynote for the Healthy City track.

Douglas Rushkoff, professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY/Queens, speaks at Festival of Ideas as the keynote for the Entrepreneurial City track.

Nadia Lopez. principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy, speaks at Festival of Ideas as the keynote for the Educated City track.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks during the Festival of Ideas opening session.

Janette Sadik-Khan, principal at Bloomberg Associates, speaks at Festival of Ideas as the keynote for the Physical City track.

Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, speaks at Festival of Ideas as the keynote for the Cultural City track.

Dallas Street Choir performs during the opening session of Festival of Ideas.

3D printing of the Dallas skyline made by 3D Skyline Printing in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild sew a graffiti wall quilt in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

Half Price Books popup boostore in the Festival Hub at Festival of Ideas.

Grupo Yaoyollohtli, an Aztec dance group, performs a native blessing ceremony at the Festival of Ideas.


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