The Institute of Art and Ideas

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to placing philosophy and big ideas at the heart of public life.

At the IAI, we believe that accepted ideas should be interrogated and that philosophy does not belong exclusively in academia but should enrich and enliven everyday life.

The events we curate don’t subscribe to any agenda or ideology; we value intelligent discussion and original thinking. Through our various online and live platforms, the IAI brings together thought-leaders across all disciplines to discuss the biggest and most pressing global issues of our times.

We run the world’s largest philosophy festival HowTheLightGetsIn, and we broadcast all of our content on