ONE VENUE. ONE EXPERIENCE. ALL TOGETHER. 

Original Thinkers is a new, highly curated festival that melds speakers, films, and performance into a powerful four day experience in Telluride, Colorado October 4-7th, 2018. Founded by David Holbrooke, this unforgettable weekend in the mountains will convene creators, innovators and doers to connect on a range of topics.

 
 
 

The BIG IDEA 

Over the course of the four day festival, the OT community will gather and grow through shared experiences and engaging content.

The weekend’s programming features 10 unique shows, each designed around a distinct theme with corresponding films and speakers. All shows are housed in The Big Idea: a single theatre venue in the Mountain Village Conference Center.

In between shows, there will be opportunities beyond The Big Idea where conversations can continue, connections will be made, and the experience of Telluride in autumn will truly come to life. Adventures in the outdoors, live art and music, opportunities to collaborate, and a dynamic special events calendar will make the weekend vibrant and memorable from start to finish. All passholders are guaranteed entry for all shows in the Big Idea and access to all general admission events.

 
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BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF ORIGINAL THINKERS

Original Thinkers is a new breed of festival.

It is built to offer its audience a unique perspective on some of the crucial issues of our time, while also engaging them on how to have a real and tangible impact. So much of that will depend on our community of Original Thinkers who will assemble in Telluride and leave at the end of the weekend, changed and charged to make a real difference.