Iowa Ideas 2018
September 20 - 21 | Cedar Rapids

Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

Created by The Gazette, Iowa Ideas consists of in-depth, solutions-focused journalism and events. Engaged citizens, community advocates and industry leaders are invited to join us.

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Investing in the future: Five leaders under 35 discuss how to engage younger Iowans

Ashley Vanorny's path to community service started with the Girl Scouts.... READ MORE

Announcing: new tracks for Iowa Ideas 2018

We are looking forward to new opportunities, new challenges and new conversations in 2018. With this in mind, we are making a few adjustments to the o... READ MORE

Iowa towns capitalize on community assets with creative place-making

MAQUOKETA - Rose Frantzen sits on a stool in her Maquoketa studio facing a long canvas. She clenches a handful of different sized brushes in her left ... READ MORE

Immigrants 'propping up' Iowa population growth

CEDAR RAPIDS - Immigration accounted for more than 40 percent of the state's population growth since 2010, and those new Iowans could provide a counte... READ MORE

What's needed for autonomous cars to come to Iowa?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Autonomous vehicles have the potential to send waves of change through Iowa and the country, but the technology still is like a 16-year... 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

The hometown: St. Ansgar residents rally to preserve quality of life

ST. ANSGAR - By their early 30s, Tyler and Katie DeMaris had the lifestyle many Iowans that age work toward - three kids, a home in an upscale neighbo... READ MORE

Too many roads, not enough money?

Ask any two Iowans for the worst road in the state, and they'll likely give two different answers.... READ MORE

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