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The 2020 Los Angeles edition of Night of Ideas, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), explores humanity’s relationship with the world and other species via talks, films, performances, music and interactive discussions through the lenses of science, philosophy, art, nature, and culture. As “Being Alive,” the theme of this year’s event, can be understood as a command, a call to awareness, an action or a commitment, this Night of Ideas convenes a range of powerful voices, including award-winning photographer and one of Time magazine’s Leaders of the 21st Century, Ian McCallister; founder of Wild Immersion, the world’s first virtual nature reserve, Adrien Moisson; oceanographer and professor Bethanie Edwards; the first man to swim the Atlantic Ocean, Benoît Lecomte; Executive Director of Planet and Environment at XPRIZE Foundation, Dr. Jyotika Virmani; and cross-country cyclist and racing driver, Evens Stievenart.

The lineup for performances and activities includes a Moonlight Meditation; musical and dance performances from Jessica Fichot Quartet, Gavin Turek, and Heidi Duckler Dance Company; panel discussions with Patt Morrison and mini lectures; a VR experience; live DJs; film screenings; speed dating, and much more.

Tickets will be available on January 8 at 10am at the link below. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets, and they are expected to be sold-out very quickly.

Admission to this event is free to the public; RSVP required.

More information and full program here:  https://nhm.org/calendar/night-ideas

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Night of Ideas in Los Angeles is presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles. 

This event is made possible with major support from the Open Society Foundations.