27-28
MARCH
@ nyu abu dhabi Saadiyat ISLAND United Arab Emirates
2019
27-28
MARCH
@ nyu abu dhabi Saadiyat ISLAND United Arab Emirates
2019

The Ideas Abu Dhabi Festival is packed with inspiring talks, thought-provoking workshops, inspiring musical performances, food trucks and much more!

Festival-goers are invited to explore the challenges facing our planet and discover what some of the world's greatest minds are doing about them.

FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES

Inspiring talks
Musical performances
Workshops and activations
Food trucks

This year’s Festival speakers include BAFTA Award winning filmmaker Anthony Geffen, author of Born on a Blue Day and autistic savant Daniel Tammet, and Defitech Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) Jose Millán, among many others.

The Festival talks will be held in partnership with the NYUAD Institute

Dance away to performances from Emirati and international artists including pop sensation Balqees.

The Festival at Ideas Abu Dhabi brings together art and artificial intelligence, emojis and economics, robots and rock ‘n’ roll through an innovative mix of activations and workshops.

Ignite your taste buds at our food trucks where we have a range of delightful treats and cuisines for you to explore. Check out Gossip Café, Freedom Pizza, Swag Burger, Burro Blancom, Komma, and Desert Chill for the brain fuel you need to keep up with all the talks, performances, and activities going on at Ideas Abu Dhabi!

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

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KNOWLEDGE REPORTS

To find out more about the previous year’s Forum read the 2018 and 2017 report from LEK and McKinsey & Company.

Mckinsey Report
LEK Report
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LEKReport

In 2017, McKinsey & Company partnered with Ideas Abu Dhabi as a Knowledge Partner to produce a report with key highlights from the inaugural Ideas Abu Dhabi Forum.

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L.E.K Consulting, one of the world’s largest strategy firms, partnered with Ideas Abu Dhabi in 2018 as a Knowledge Partner to develop a report featuring key highlights from the 2018 Forum.

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