Join John Middleton, Tamala Edwards, Apu Gupta and More at ThinkFest 2016

Our fifth annual big-ideas conference.

Philadelphia is full of smart people doing smart things. Things that can change the world. But you know the story: They are from Philly, so they don’t quite get the recognition they deserve.

That’s why we created ThinkFest.

For the fifth year in a row, we asked some of Philly’s most interesting people to tell their stories. Their stories vary in scope: Some have been through extraordinary experiences, others are at the epicenter of a cultural movement, some have a very specific problem they are trying to solve.

This year’s ThinkFest will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, at the Convention Center. Among the many highlights:

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  • Phillies’ co-owner John Middleton discusses the intersection of business, sports and philanthropy
  • Asa Khalif, Philadelphia’s Black Lives Matter organizer/activist, and Tamala Edwards, 6 ABC news anchor, delve into the Black Lives Matter movement and what it means for Philadelphia
  • Apu Gupta, co-founder of the smoking hot start-up Curalate, and Bob Moul, CEO of Cloudamize, chat about the state of our start-up scene
  • Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg), Steve Cook (Federal Donuts, Dizengoff), Justin Rosenberg (Honeygrow) and Danya Henninger (Billy Penn) ruminate on Philly’s quick-serve food revolution
  • A performance by Bobby Hill and the Keystone State Boychoir
  • Sasha Issenberg, author and contributor to Bloomberg Politics, on the 2016 Presidential election.

Of course, these are only a few of the speakers and entertainers that will be at the event.