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IDEAFESTIVAL'S THEME IS
'A MATTER OF TIME'

 

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"I believe most new and inventive ideas start with a conversation. That's what the ideaFestival is all about -- bringing individual thinking from multiple disciplines together to generate a synergy of discussion and innovation."

-- Lee T. Todd Jr.,
president,
University of Kentucky

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April 22, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- "A Matter of Time" could not be more appropriate as a theme for the 2002 International ideaFestival™ scheduled for Sept. 18-21, 2002, in downtown Lexington. After all, the event, celebrating the human gifts of innovation and creativity, occurs in the midst of a time of growth and change for its host city, Lexington.

Festival organizer Kris Kimel, president of Intelligent Change Initiatives, Inc., was joined by Lexington Mayor Pam Miller, University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr., and Joanne Lang of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. (KSTC) in a press conference today at the Lexington Public Library's Theater to reveal details of four days of very special events spread throughout downtown Lexington and focused on time.

"I believe most new and inventive ideas start with a conversation," said President Todd, a founder of KSTC. "That's what the ideaFestival is all about -- bringing individual thinking from multiple disciplines together to generate a synergy of discussion and innovation. This event links the talents and capabilities of scholars with those of people living and working outside of the academic world, unleashing a higher plane of thinking, learning and problem solving. ideaFestival is truly a new way to dream."

UK is a co-sponsor of the ideaFestival.

The ideaFestival offers everyone opportunities to stretch the imagination while gaining new perspectives on tTime -- from a conversation with New York Times' Chief Classical Music Critic Anthony Tommasini about the interplay between time and music, to the unusual and timeless music of MASS Ensemble's gigantic, seven-story "Earth Harp," and an exciting journey through our modern understanding of time and space led by Brian Greene, bestselling author of "The Elegant Universe."

For more information, you can access the ideaFestival Web site by clicking here.


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