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A New Breed of festival

Original Thinkers, October 6-9th, 2019, Telluride Colorado.

 

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. Founded by David Holbrooke, this unforgettable weekend in the mountains will convene creators, innovators and doers to connect on a range of topics.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF ORIGINAL THINKERS

Offering its audience a unique perspective on some of the crucial issues of our time, Original Thinkers engages people on how to have a real and tangible impact. Our community of Original Thinkers assemble in Telluride and leave at the end of the weekend, changed and charged to make a real difference.

 
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THE BIG IDEA

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

OCTOBER 3-6, 2019
TELLURIDE, CO


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2018 Festival

 

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

In between shows, there were be opportunities beyond The Big Idea where conversations continued, connections were made, and the experience of Telluride in autumn truly came to life. Adventures in the outdoors, live art and music, and opportunities to collaborate made the weekend vibrant and memorable from start to finish.

Over the course of the four day festival, the OT community Gathered and grew through shared experiences and engaging content.

 
 

2018 GUESTS

2018 FILMS

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors. If you would like to a Sponsor for Original Thinkers please fill out our Sponsor Form.

 

The Originals

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— MARGARET MEAD