Fast-moving and comprehensive changes that have become a decisive feature of the present necessitate a rethinking of the underlying foundations of human existence in the world. Technological innovations, social shifts, climate change, economic freedoms, growing stream of information, and the fluidity of public institutions – these and other factors…


are exacerbating the problems of finding one’s own self, establishing an own way of life and a decent place in the community, reassessing values inherited from previous generations.

The Ideas Festival is an open forum for leaders, a place for in-depth study of ideas and problems where it is possible to exchange thoughts about the dignified and happy life of a person in a rapidly developing world.

More than 50 speakers, more than 100 individual sessions of various formats and thematic areas – from lectures and presentations to discussions and face to face conversations – create a unique atmosphere of intellectual exploration.

The mission of the festival is to unite the efforts of thinkers and leaders of public opinion, business leaders, territorial communities, artistic associations, charities and other communities to exchange ideas and find ways to turn the best of them into practice.

Ideas are closely related to practical activity of people. The idea is the basis of practice, it inspires and directs it, as well as the idea is enriched and becomes more complex as a result of practical activity. Emerging idea needs a dialogue – open communication based on mutual trust and sympathy, as well as on common aspiration for better life. In fact, the Ideas Festival offers this opportunity.

Organizers of the Ideas Festival are Impact Hub Odessa and The Aspen Institute Kyiv.



We invite to participate in the Ideas Festival everyone who works in innovative projects, business and government structures and seeks to develop Ukraine by action, creating a country with comfortable life.

Registration of participants is free of charge. Everyone who has registered before the start can participate.