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Introducing the 2021 Virtual Lineup

Dear Original Thinkers -

It is such a pleasure to program. I love working with a smart, fun team to figure out what reflects the times we are living in, which is no easy task given these particularly fluid and unsettling times.

Our full program consists of ten shows and we have previously announced our lineup for the six shows that will take place in person here in Telluride. Of course, what is particularly exciting is most everything that happens here will also be available online and today, we are thrilled to release the rest of our virtual lineup. 

These new additions include appearances by the artist JR, conflict correspondent Jane Ferguson, health care advocate Dr. Paul Farmer, journalist Gwen Thompkins, comedian and filmmaker CJ Hunt and others. JR and CJ will share their new and important documentaries, Gwen will speak about silence in the context of music, Jane will offer her insight on what will happen now in Afghanistan and Paul will sketch a vision of how to achieve global equity in health care. 

Our festival provides a robust mix of guests and as always, advances our belief at OT that our own stories hold big ideas that can shape our world in a positive way. These complex narratives reflect an ever more complicated society but at the same time, supply us with some context and clarity on these times. 

Check out what we are offering and if it inspires you, purchase a Big Idea Virtual Pass, which lasts the month of October. The in-person festival in Telluride is almost at capacity with all Big Idea Passes sold out and a few Eureka Passes still available. 

We are trying to build a community of Original Thinkers and you are certainly part of it so we hope you will share what we are doing with your network. I know I am certainly grateful to be able to build out this stellar program with my wonderful OT programming colleagues Meredith Lavitt, Laura Shaunette and Skylar Schoemig. I am also really grateful to you all for engaging with Original Thinkers so let us know if you have any questions.


David Holbrooke
Fonder and Ringleader
Original Thinkers

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Original Thinkers is generously supported by our Stream Engine sponsors Alpine Bank, CampV, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, Engine No.1, Lems Shoes, Morningstar, Inc., Reset: Telluride, and XTR; our Lightbulb sponsors Blackbyrd, Living Tea, Pistil Designs, Tim's Trauma Balm, Patagonia, and Western Rise; and our Media sponsors The Colorado Sun, Emergence, and Wayfinder.



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