Original Thinkers Festival

Telluride Original Thinkers

Creative Minds Unite

Making its debut in 2018, Original Thinkers is the newest festival in Telluride and it is scheduled annually over the first weekend in October. Executive director David Holbrooke curates an event that is part Ted talk and part performance art with speakers and movies peppered in. Its purpose is to build a community of critical thinkers one program at a time. Topics range from "Change is Hard" and "There is no Planet B" to "Unburying Shame" and "Unearthing Culture". Situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth, attending a program like this will have far-reaching changes for any attendees and in turn, the world.