Explore Your Passions
Knowledge defies easy categorization, especially today when ideas flow so readily between disciplines. With this in mind, we have created six pathways for you through the Festival, each showcasing the vibrancy, breadth, and depth of a given area of inquiry. We hope these groupings help you make novel, and perhaps surprising, connections among our events—forging new avenues that are yours alone.
is the world that belongs to animals of the nonhuman variety.
celebrates our species' accomplishments in the visual and performing arts.
is the domain of novelists and other creative types who invent the worlds we visit in our minds and dreams.
includes journalists, historians, scholars, and others who explain the world as it was and is.
is the realm of memoir and the recounting of extraordinary lives.
encompasses policy, politics, and public affairs.