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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Iowa Ideas 2018 conference tickets now on sale

Sept. 20-21, 2018: Thursday morning through midday Friday Pricing and registration... READ MORE

Outsourcing at ACT leads to 23 job cuts

ACT will eliminate 23 jobs in Iowa City as part of an outsourcing effort the company first announced two years ago.... READ MORE

Keeping time: Tradition of big band and polka dances surviving, but smaller

A hundred years ago, Bill Ackerman's ancestors farmed the land surrounding his present-day home, which they also built.... READ MORE

Some towns continue to shrink, but many Iowans are choosing to stay

BANCROFT - When Krista Looft first moved to the north-central Iowa town of Bancroft in 2012, she was a little concerned about starting a life here.... READ MORE

How We Got Here: Iowa farms grow in size, but there are fewer of them

Iowa's farms are getting bigger in size but falling in number.... READ MORE

Rural high school students are skipping college. Should we be worried?

For a growing number of American high schoolers - especially those crammed in the country's swelling urban centers - college is a foregone conclusion.... READ MORE

Teachers adapt to increasing student diversity

Before they can complete their teacher certification, aspiring teachers attending Iowa colleges must spend time working with "diverse groups" of stude... READ MORE

How many Iowans are connected to high-speed internet? Depends on your source

For many Iowans, broadband internet connectivity has come to mean more than streaming their favorite TV show or hopping online to see how their fantas... READ MORE

Combating social isolation among Iowa's elderly

D.J. Spilker and Jeri Thomas couldn't be more different.... READ MORE

How Iowa towns can revitalize vacant buildings

Doors and window sashes are no longer made in Dubuque's Historic Millwork District. Even so, symbols that it was once a hub of industrial activity are... READ MORE

Iowa's rural roads are far more deadly than city highways

MARSHALL COUNTY - Just 35 minutes into the new year in 2017, Marshall County saw its first fatal crash.... READ MORE

Diversity Forum will join Iowa Ideas, featuring keynote Gloria Cotton

The Employee Resource Group Consortium (ERGC) has announced a new twist to their annual Diversity Forum.... READ MORE

Sneak peek: Iowa Ideas 2018 conference schedule preview

Iowa Ideas is for those who want to have a voice in shaping the future of our state. ... READ MORE

Next Gen. Summit returns as part of Iowa Ideas, with Zachary Mannheimer as 2018 keynote

The Next Gen. Summit is a high-energy, interactive experience designed for young professionals, by young professionals. Since 2012, individual advanc... READ MORE

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