Iowa Ideas 2021
Virtual Conference

About Iowa Ideas

Iowa Ideas was launched in fall of 2016 with intent to be an inclusive gathering hub for passionate Iowans to and collaborate around issues impacting the state. Since the launch we have had milestone moments. Growth in partnerships, conference structure, social and networking opportunities and beyond.


In 2020, the core team navigated through the restrictions of a national pandemic, alongside a natural disaster of derecho. The commitment to keep moving forward led to an all virtual, all access conference On October 15 and 16, we welcomed over 1200 Iowans to the virtual experience-nearly double our attendance from previous years.


This year, we are pleased to bring back Iowa Ideas as a virtual event bringing together Iowans from across the state to continue the conversation.



"My role hopefully will inspire others to see themselves in that place as commanders, managers and leaders."
Peggy Whitson

Diversity, Equity, and Inlcusion

Every individual with a passion for Iowa has the right to participate in the 2021 Iowa Ideas conference. The following is how event organizers are building an inclusive experience that welcomes a variety of perspectives.


Free admission with registration

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, there is no fee to attend the conference. Registration ensures that every attendee is sent communication leading up to and throughout the conference, such as how to build a schedule, any session changes or special announcements.


Recorded and archived sessions

2021 sessions will be recorded and available for replay from this website soon after the conference.

"This is a hugely important issue for our state."
- Betty Andrews, NAACP
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