Ideas 2014

The Free State Festival presents featured guests and panel discussions on topics ranging from storytelling, comedy, film, music, art, politics and science in locations throughout Downtown Lawrence’s Cultural Arts District.

Highlights from previous festivals include comedian / podcaster / television producer Marc Maron (WTF podcast, IFC’s Maron), master storyteller Kevin Kling, graphic novel writers Jason Aaron (Scalped, Marvel & DC) and Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), television writer Corinne Brinkerhoff (Elementary, The Good Wife), panel discussions on the topics such as The World of Water, Technology in Democracy and Art & Technology, and a Lightning Round series of rapid fire 5minute talks from community members on a wide range of humorous and serious subject matter ranging from science fiction to climate change.

The Free State Festival partnered with the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Journal-World and Kansas Public Radio in the 2014 Ideas programming.

An Evening with Marc Maron

An Evening with Marc Maron

Tuesday, Jun 24  |  8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Future of Technology in Democracy

The Future of Technology in Democracy

Thursday, Jun 26  |  5:00pm - 6:00pm
Free State Story Slam Featuring Kevin Kling

Free State Story Slam Featuring Kevin Kling

Thursday, Jun 26  |  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Digital Media Panel

Digital Media Panel

Friday, Jun 27  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Making Waves: The World of Water

Making Waves: The World of Water

Friday, Jun 27  |  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Card Table Theatre Paul Stephen Lim Midwest Playwriting Competition Staged Readings

Card Table Theatre Paul Stephen Lim Midwest Playwriting Competition Staged Readings

Friday, Jun 27  |  8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lightning Round

Lightning Round

Saturday, Jun 28  |  10:00am - 12:00pm
From Script to Screen: Writing for Screens of All Sizes

From Script to Screen: Writing for Screens of All Sizes

Saturday, Jun 28  |  11:00am - 12:00pm
Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake

Kansas: Not as Flat as a Pancake

Saturday, Jun 28  |  2:00pm - 4:00pm
Art and Technology

Art and Technology

Saturday, Jun 28  |  3:00pm - 4:00pm
All Ages, All Inclusive Comics

All Ages, All Inclusive Comics

Sunday, Jun 29  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Young, Uganda & Teenage Superheroes: A Conversation with Josh Dysart

Neil Young, Uganda & Teenage Superheroes: A Conversation with Josh Dysart

Sunday, Jun 29  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Scalped to Screen: A Conversation with Jason Aaron

Scalped to Screen: A Conversation with Jason Aaron

Sunday, Jun 29  |  5:00pm - 6:00pm

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