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Festival Presenters

More than 90 creative presenters explore the Inspiring Places theme in 40 programs over 10 days. Presenters include photographer Bill Foley, author Bill McKibben, jazz leader David Baker, former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel, travel writer Rudy Maxa, and many others. Full Presenter List...
Festival Previews

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Carrie Newcomer and Jill Bolte Taylor-Transformative Stories:  Explore how places of crisis can be places of personal transformation with one of Indiana's most beloved singer/songwriters and the author of My Stroke of Insight.

My Place in the Voting Booth:  Join members of a courtroom audience to re-enact the extraordinary experiences of preeminent suffragette Helen M. Gougar, one of the first women to argue before the Indiana Supreme Court.

Market as Place:  Participate in a conversation that addresses today's pressing economic problems in the context of the evolving nature of global, local, and cyberspace markets.

2009 Festival
Festival Partners 
Over 100 arts, civic, and faith-based institutions partner to create festival programs.
12 History Programs
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The Lilly EndowmentAllen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.Trendy Minds

IUPUI      IU School of Liberal Arts     The Polis Center

Butler UniversityCentral Indiana Community FoundationUniversity of IndianapolisEli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis Museum of ArtSt. Luke's United Methodist ChurchWFYIIndianapolis Marion County Public Library
Christian Theological SeminaryFranklin CollegeHilton Indianapolis