Night of Ideas 2022: Where Are We Going?

The 2022 Night of Ideas is an annual nocturnal marathon of philosophical debates, performances, readings and more, that will be hosted in an unprecedented 19 cities across the United States this May.

Coordinated by the Institut Français, Night of Ideas is being presented in 100 countries worldwide, including the U.S. The event was first introduced to the U.S. in 2015 by the French Embassy, and has now become a nationwide phenomenon, drawing tens of thousands of people to events across the country.

Night of Ideas is produced nationwide by Villa Albertine, a new kind of cultural institution whose mission is to create a community that links France and the United States in a shared exploration of arts and ideas.

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