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The Iowa Ideas Conference, Sept. 20-22, will include 80 sessions and more than 250 speakers across eight tracks.

The statewide gathering will mix panel discussions, interviews with state leaders and thought-provoking experiences to help move complex issues forward. Join us in downtown Cedar Rapids for two full days of learning and working together.

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Iowa Ideas

Iowa Ideas Conference opens first full day Thursday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Climate change and renewable energy, driverless cars, Medicaid and evolving schools will be among the essential topics under discussion... READ MORE

Download the Iowa Ideas 2017 conference app and start planning your experience

After months of planning, we can't believe it's almost time for Iowa Ideas 2017!... READ MORE

Visiting Cedar Rapids for Iowa Ideas? Here's what to check out

The City of Five Seasons is a city of great restaurants, breweries, museums and outdoor recreation. If you're visiting Cedar Rapids for Iowa Ideas, we... READ MORE

For richer and for poorer: A look at school funding in two Iowa districts

When her students arrived at school in the mornings with backpacks and books, they often were carrying worries and pain through Edmunds Elementary's t... READ MORE

Case study: Davenport's legal challenge against 'inequity in funding'

While students in neighboring districts of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley were allowed to spend $6,665 and $6,724 respectively per student last year, ... READ MORE

Data: The ABC's of Iowa's school funding formula

When Iowa's school funding formula was written in the 1970s, it set an amount of money the state would spend per student. In the simplest of terms, st... READ MORE

Iowa hospitals work to treat complex, low-income patients through population health management

Population health management. It's the term du jour in the health care industry. But what is it? And more important, why is it something health care p... READ MORE

The road to autonomous cars: Are Iowans ready to get behind the wheel?

Decades ago, electronic traction control and automatic emergency braking systems were cutting edge and expensive, recalled Daniel McGehee, as he sat i... READ MORE

How automation will change Iowa's workforce

Hiawatha - CCB Packaging's warehouse space here looks like one part "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and one part "I, Robot."... READ MORE

Jean Robillard, University of Iowa Health Care leader, to keynote health care track

  Jean Robillard, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, will keynote the health ca... READ MORE

Finances 101: Iowa college students now required to take 'cash course'

I am very confident in managing my money and do not need help.... READ MORE

An unclear path for outdoor recreation in Iowa

ELKADER - A 15-foot tall wall of limestone topped by a tree canopy looms on the opposite bank of the Turkey River as one by one 27 kayaks dip into the... READ MORE

Organic farmers sprouting up across Iowa

Organic farming is growing in Iowa almost as fast as the bane of chemical-free farmers - weeds.... READ MORE

Data: Research commercialization at Iowa's universities

Focusing on research can be big business for Iowa's universities.... READ MORE

What is Iowa Ideas? And why you should go

In just three minutes, hear from a few of the Gazette staffers who are putting together the inaugural Iowa Ideas conference - including the motivation... READ MORE

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