Original Thinkers 2019
Defiant. Eclectic. Inventive. Daring. Provocative. Unforgettable.
Original Thinkers, this weekend October 4-6, is a new, highly curated festival that melds speakers, films, and performance into a powerful four day experience in Telluride. Ten shows. Ten ideas. One space. Each highly curated show features riveting speakers, unforgettable films, mind-expanding art and performance providing a multi-dimensional look at these individual big ideas. Offering its audience a unique perspective on some of the crucial issues of our time, Original Thinkers engages people on how to have a real and tangible impact. Our community of Original Thinkers assemble in Telluride and leave at the end of the weekend, changed and charged to make a real difference. Original Thinkers are the brilliant outliers willing to upend the status quo to build a world that works for everyone. Original Thinkers seeks out films that look to explore and understand the big ideas of our time.
The festival kicked off yesterday with the first Show at The Big Idea Theater and continues with three shows each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will also be many options outside of The Big Idea – tea ceremonies, yoga, hikes… you name it. And one of the shows this year, for the first time, will take place at the cavernous old abandoned limestone mine above town. It’s going to be wild. Check out the full scheudule of events.