Big Idea Fair | Charlotte Ideas Festival, part of Charlotte SHOUT

How can Charlotte become a greater and more beautiful place?

We've asked community members to share their Big Ideas to make Charlotte better. Join us Saturday afternoon, April 6, at the Pianodrome in Historic AME Zion Church to meet the six top finalists from our call for submissions! Exact time subject to change. During the Big Idea Fair, the public will vote to name the Charlotte Ideas Festival's "2024 Big Idea."

Interested in sharing your Big Idea for consideration?
Visit for the submission form, eligibility requirements and judging criteria. Submissions are due by Saturday, March 9.

About the Charlotte Ideas Festival:
The Charlotte Ideas Festival is a multi-day exploration of today’s pressing ideas and issues through the lens of the humanities. This year’s conversation-packed events feature a range of thinkers, innovators and community members engaged in connection and conversation. A program of The Charlotte Center for the Humanities & Civic Imagination (The Charlotte Center), the Charlotte Ideas Festival is part of the three-week Charlotte SHOUT! festival celebrating Food, Art, Music, and Ideas.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2024-04-06 15:00:00 2024-04-06 18:00:00 America/New_York Big Idea Fair | Charlotte Ideas Festival, part of Charlotte SHOUT Historic Grace AME Zion Church, 219 South Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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219 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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