ThinkFest Snapshot: Josh Shapiro
We’re rounding up the reasons Philly Mag readers should not miss ThinkFest, our week-long event connecting the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Philadelphia.
Named a Best Philadelphian by Philadelphia magazine this year, Shapiro is known for his efforts toward passing a ban on texting and driving, improving early childhood education programs and making college more affordable for Pennsylvania families.
More recently, Shapiro has been a major figure in the fight to change marriage laws. He has stated his support for same-sex marriage and says he is ready for Montgomery County to defend same-sex couples who seek a marriage license in court.
At this year’s ThinkFest, Shapiro and City Councilman Bill Green will discuss the current state of government and attempt to answer the tantalizing question: “Can Government Be as Innovative as Google?”
You can catch this panel discussion, one of 17 idea-sparking events during ThinkFest’s Main Event, on Saturday, November 9th, at The Kimmel Center.
Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.