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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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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. 

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    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.

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