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Idea Boston
14 Sep 2018 by Lorraine Mangione

You gotta be startin' somethin'

"You wanna be startin' somethin', you gotta be startin' somethin'," sang Michael Jackson on the album Thriller. Well, here we go startin' somethin'.

Last week we announced we were working on IDEA Boston, an Italian-inspired festival that will take place on Nov. 2-3. Now we are ready to share with you our program and the amazing speakers we have lined up for this one-of-a-kind event. 

This thing is so big, we had to dedicate a new website to it, too! So please go over to and check out the numerous panels, speakers and more that will make up IDEA Boston. 

Just to give you a sense of what we have in store, here are a few numbers regarding the festival:

  • 18 presentations
  • 3 workshops
  • 1 theatrical performance
  • 1 silent film screening
  • 40+ speakers
  • 10 actors
  • 6 musicians
  • 1 grand final party!

We hope you are excited as we are about IDEA Boston. Please help us spread the word by letting friends and family know about the festival.

To stay up to date, you can subscribe to the festival-specific newsletter here, or you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

We look forward to seeing you in November at IDEA Boston! 

Nicola Orichuia & Jim Pinzino
Co-founders, I AM Books