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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New models may change how Iowa’s children are protected

CEDAR RAPIDS - To be successful in protecting the state's children, Iowans need to focus more on preventing child abuse and childhood trauma instead o... READ MORE

Dance marathons inspire connection off the dance floor, too

Since May 12 of last year, Carie Wisor-McElroy has seen a lot of dark nights.... READ MORE

Offering hope: Faith-based providers add to social services in an evolving climate

When Samantha Allsup moved to Cedar Rapids in late 2017, she had her 4-year-old son with her and little else.... 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

The 'unfortunate bystanders' in homelessness are Iowa's children

IOWA CITY - To fully understand the situation, let's look at some numbers.... READ MORE

Building resiliency against adverse childhood experiences

In his seventh-grade English class, Jeremiah Zhorne showed his teacher an essay he'd written for homework. Maybe, he told her, he should start over. M... READ MORE

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