Last Chance for ThinkFest Tickets

There's no better time to ponder all the forward-looking, positive innovations going on in Philadelphia.

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The editors and marketing team of Philly Mag spend about a year planning ThinkFest. We recognized — all the way back in 2015 — that our event would take place the week after a historical, possibly world-altering election. We had a lot of conversations about how that could affect the tone of the day and if that should change the topics we present.

Now, after said historical election, I’m happier than ever that we stuck to ThinkFest’s original mission of presenting a strong Philadelphia that keeps looking forward.

On Tuesday, you’ll hear from smart, creative, tireless, passionate Philadelphians in the public and private sector who are all doing their part to make life around here a little better. Among the highlights:

  • Start-up star Apu Gupta of Curalate, who wants to bring more jobs to our city
  • Local Black Lives Matter organizer Asa Khalif, who insists that we keep difficult conversations going
  • Councilman-at-Large Allan Domb, who is trying to make our city financially stable
  • King of Prussia’s Eric Goldsmith, who is reshaping the way suburbanites live
  • Pundit Sasha Issenberg and NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson, who will help us make sense of our country’s political future
  • Katherine Ott Lovell, who sees our parks and green spaces as a catalyst for community change
  • CHOP CEO Madeline Bell, who is a welcome female addition to our institutional power
  • Phillies co-owner John Middleton, who has come out of the shadows for charity

Besides being inspired by these big thinkers, we’ve throw in some levity (and booze). Some of Philly’s coolest talent will be popping up during the day to perform, including Bobby Hill and the Keystone State Boychoir. (Bobby is the adorable and talented kid who wowed us and the Pope.) Oh, and there’s a happy hour, too.

Sounds like a nice way to spend the day, doesn’t it? Consider this your official reminder that ticket sales end soon. Get yours here and see you on Tuesday.