Exciting new ideas festival...Meet and mingle with top leaders in myriad fields...Three days of cultural and intellectual stimulation...and fun.
KentPresents 2016, America's exciting new not-for-profit Ideas Festival, is now open for registration. Last year, 70 speakers gathered with over 300 attendees for three days of panels, discussions and exchanges of ideas that exceeded everyone's most optimistic expectations.
This year's KentPresents 20016, August 18-20 in Kent, Connecticut, will follow the same path as last year's inaugural event. Accomplished presenters and challenging topics, all in an intimate New England setting. Mingle at panel sessions, breaks and meals with some of the accomplished thought-leaders of our time.
Avoid disappointment by signing up now.
It was a spectacular event, and I was honored to be a part of it. - Andrew Solomon, Author, Speaker, Prof. Clinical Psychology, Columbia
The entire event was so brilliantly conceived and so gracefully performed that it is hard to imagine it was the maiden voyage. - Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate, fmr Director National Cancer Institute
Just a quick note to tell you how much damn fun KentPresents was. The sessions, the conversations, the food, the wine, the gorgeous setting - Joe Nocera, Columnist, The New York Times
Amazing... I have been to several pretty special events over the years, but this really was one of the very best. - Frances Arnold, Prof. Chem. Engineering & Bioengineering, Caltech
The “ideas,” so eloquently, passionately, and powerfully presented by a group of speakers who knew what they were talking about. - David Nasaw, Prof of History, Graduate Center CUNY
I have seldom seen so many people so happily together sharing and discussing ideas -- Kent Presents was a real triumph. - Adam Lowe, Founder, Factum Arte, Madrid
What a dazzling three days, with one great panel after another! It was an honor and a pleasure to have been part of it. - Pepe Karmel, Associate Prof. of Art History, NYU
Presenters, topics and program will be announced in future months. But for a good idea of what to expect at this year's festival, take a look at KentPresents 2015:
Presenters: 70 speakers. Multiple Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur, Tony, Emmy and myriad other awardees. A host of members of the National Academicians of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Topics: 38 sessions on architecture, art, economics, education, energy, environment, food, global affairs, health & medicine, humanities, national affairs, performing arts, science, technology and other vital issues of the day.
Program: Three days filled with a cornucopia of choices.For most of the event, three sessions on different topics are running in parallel.
Videos: As part of our mission to share great ideas around the world, all sessions are posted online. Videos of all 38 KentPresents 2015 are being added to the website weekly.