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Welcome to York Festival of Ideas 2022!
Calendar of Events
View our packed programme of over 150 events.
Find events that are right for you by browsing our programme by theme.
We are excited to be back with a large number of in-person talks, workshops, performances and more.
Our programme includes over 60 events that you can attend online.
Building York’s Entrepreneurial Culture
Friday 24 June, 1.30pm to 5.45pm
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Good Business Charter, and the launch of Enterprise Works and the York Accelerator, we showcase how the city of York is forming a coalition with innovative partners to respond positively to the levelling up agenda.
Discover how York is creating a new approach to supporting entrepreneurs, driving inclusive economic growth and tackling the impact of COVID-19.
About the Festival
Featuring world-class speakers, performances, exhibitions, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests - most of them free.
Making the most of the Festival
Here are some handy hints to help you make the most of your Festival experience.
The Festival is a collective effort - it could not go ahead without our partners. Find out who has been involved this year.
I LOVED so much of this. The concept, the variety, the option to book live but watch later if needed, the depth of knowledge brought by the speakers I saw, it was all brilliant!
Feedback from 2021 Festival