Verde Valley Ideas is a festival for anyone willing to wonder - anyone who believes in the possibility of a better world. Now, perhaps more than ever, we must ask big questions, we must engage with unlikely community members, we must collectively remap our future. And so, while we cannot gather in person amidst this pandemic, Verde Valley Ideas lives on and hopes to reach even more people in its new virtual format for 2020.
On September 18th at 5pm pacific, Verde Valley Ideas on Stage will stream to living rooms all over the world. Speakers and performers will dig into this year's theme, Exploring the Exception, the Overlooked, Dismissed, and Denied Outliers of Thought and History. With a surge of activism reminding all of us of the inarguable worth of black lives, we are excited and inspired to turn over stones in various disciplines and discover what awaits. We'll learn from accomplished journalists, inspiring land advocates, friends in other nations fighting for freedom, and energy entrepreneurs working to establish a sustainable future. There will be powerful words, inspiring art, essential questions, and - even in our separateness - important connection. Please join us. The festival is free to the public. You simply have to register to get the link. Spread the word! You won't want to miss it.