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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What is Iowa Ideas? And why you should go

    Aug 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

    In just three minutes, hear from a few of the Gazette staffers who are putting together the inaugural Iowa Ideas conference - including the motivations behind the project, who you'll meet and what to expect when you visit Cedar Rapids. 

    What is Iowa Ideas? 

    Why attend? 

    Why Cedar Rapids?

    If you are passionate about Iowa, care about the future of our state and want to learn alongside fellow Iowans from all walks of life, Iowa Ideas is for you. We hope you'll make plans to join us Sept. 20-22 in Cedar Rapids.

    Most Recent Iowa Ideas Stories

    Health care providers turn to population health management

    If current obesity trends continue, one in eight Iowans will be diabetic by 2030. ... READ MORE

    Conference replay: The role of immigrants in Iowa's future workforce

    As Iowa's employers compete for talent in a state with consistently low unemployment, could immigration be a solution? ... READ MORE

    Conference replay: Early childhood education and literacy

    Of more than 33,700 Iowa third-graders who took the Iowa Assessment in 2015-16, 23.1 percent were not proficient in reading. ... READ MORE

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