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A World Class Intellectual Experience in one of America’s Great Cities

June 13-18, 2023 | Asheville, NC

Join us in the mountains of Western North Carolina as we gather on the campus of UNC Asheville for the inaugural Asheville Ideas Fest. Engage in some of the most essential topics of our time with global thought leaders and fellow participants -- all within the inspiring backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2022 Featured Speakers

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Global Analyst & Bestselling Author

 

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Kizzmekia Corbett

Kizzmekia Corbett

Former Lead Researcher, NIH Vaccine Research Center

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

American Historian & Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Lynn Novick

Lynn Novick

Created nearly 100 hours of acclaimed programming for PBS in collaboration with Ken Burns

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Gandhi Peace Award Winner & Environmental Scholar

Jason Mott

Jason Mott

2021 National Book Award Winner, author of Hell of a Book
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