Leeds International Festival of Ideas



A festival of new ideas & innovation. We invite world-leading thinkers to Leeds to share new ideas and discuss the world of tomorrow.


LIFI will be following all COVID-19 safety measures in accordance with Government and Public Health England guidance at the time. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and will keep all ticket holders up to date. Mask wearing and regular hand washing will be encouraged in all our festival venues.


Our latest news, podcasts, videos and articles exploring themes around this year’s festival and ideas that are changing the world.


We are proud to have partnered with many amazing local organisations and creators that have made a considerable impact to our city’s vibrant cultural landscape.

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