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Cap Times Idea Fest 2024

Sep 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM CDT - Sep 21, 2024 at 8:00 PM CDT

$0.00 - $250.00

Event Details

Cap Times Idea Fest 2024

Join us for a week of powerhouse speakers and sessions exploring local, regional and national topics, Sept. 15-21. Every year, we bring together change-makers across multiple disciplines to discuss Wisconsin’s triumphs and failures to help “Reach a Better State.”

Confirmed speakers:

Journalist Peter Baker

Singer/activist Judy Collins

Author Samuel Freedman

Journalist Susan Glasser

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson

Author Dan Kaufman

Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Historian/essayist Heather Cox Richardson

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson

Ticket options:

Celebration of Journalism - $250

  • Access to Cap Times Celebration of Journalism at The Edgewater Hotel featuring: Exclusive speakers Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, authors of “The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021,” interviewed by David Maraniss.
  • Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres all evening.
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary copy of Susan Glasser/Peter Baker book 
  • VIP Access to all Idea Fest 2024 sessions 

VIP - $60

  • Access to ALL Idea Fest 2024 sessions both virtual and in-person.
  • Access to select pre- and post-session cocktail hours with one (1) drink ticket per cocktail hour
  • Early admission to Shannon Hall sessions.
  • Does not include access to Celebration of Journalism

General Admission - $30

  • Access to ALL regular Idea Fest 2024 sessions both virtual and in-person.
  • Does not include access to Celebration of Journalism

Wednesday at the Barrymore - $15

  • General admission access to two panel discussions at the Barrymore Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 18:
  • 6 pm: "Has the craft beer bubble burst?"
  • 7:30 pm: "How can we afford to live in Madison?"

Virtual Attendee Only - Free

  • All virtual events screened on captimesideafest.com

Speakers subject to change; Cap Times members receive ticket discounts

Venue Information

Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703

Organizer Information

Cap Times Idea Fest

1901 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
+1 (608) 252-6400

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