Venture into the Extraordinary: “7 Days of Genius” Festival


Might thoughts and feelings one day be sent around the world on a “brain-net”? What was in the minds of the creators of the internet? Are we finally on the brink of unraveling the mystery of the universe?

Leading scientists and theologians, writers and thinkers will discuss such big questions during the 7 Days of Genius festival, beginning March 1, hosted by theĀ 92nd Street Y and supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation. Distinguished speakers include cosmologist Michio Kaku (The Future of Genius), writer Walter Isaacson (The Genius of Innovation), economist Thomas Piketty (The Genius of Economics), and Cardinal Timothy Dolan (The Genius of Religion).

Based in New York City, the events, lectures, and classes can also be viewed online at 92Y On Demand. Questions for participants can be posted on the festival website before each event.

Additionally, 7 Days of Genius is gathering ideas about how to improve lives and transform the ways in which we think. This year, four different competitions are running for both adults and students to champion ways to better the world and inspire innovation. Full details are available online, with a deadline of March 31, 2015.

The festival also includes online polls addressing such matters as the genius individuals would most like to have dinner with, and the most genius food pairing. 7 Days of Genius can be followed on Twitter using hashtag #7daysof genius.