Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

To purchase tickets à-la-carte, pick the events below you will be attending, then click Add to Cart at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, for our spring and fall festival seasons, you can create-your-own-pass for a discounted price.

Thursday May 02, 2019

Thursday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
with Nicholas A. Christakis
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks st. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Defending Democracy
with Michael Adams and David Moscrop
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each

Friday May 03, 2019

Evening Pass: Three events
Includes admission to these events:
The Words of My Father 6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen 7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Crime and Punishment 9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Evening passes at $40 each
Individual Tickets:
Friday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
The Words of My Father
with Yousef Bashir
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen
with Kim Thuy
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Crime and Punishment
with S.J. Maher and Ausma Zehanat Khan
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each

Saturday May 04, 2019

Evening Pass: Three events
Includes admission to these events:
Imagined Worlds 6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Radicalized 7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Team Human 9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Evening passes at $40 each
Individual Tickets:
The Art of Diplomacy
with Bruce and Vicki Heyman
1:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
with Lee Smolin
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
The Reality Bubble
with Ziya Tong
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Saturday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Imagined Worlds
with Kate Heartfield and S. A. Chakraborty
6:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Radicalized
with Cory Doctorow
7:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Team Human
with Douglas Rushkoff
9:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each

Sunday May 05, 2019

True North Rising
with Whit Fraser
1:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Seeing the Stars: Hope, Redemption and Resiliency
featuring Alan Cumyn, Tim Wynne-Jones and Jennifer Cayley
3:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
A Brightness Long Ago
with Guy Gavriel Kay
4:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Sunday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
The River of Life
with Yasuko Thanh and Samra Zafar
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Beyond Binaries
with Lorimer Shenher, Kristen Worley and Joshua M Ferguson
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each

Monday May 06, 2019

Evening Pass: Three events
Includes admission to these events:
Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture 5:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Truth in Fiction 7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
Living History 8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  Evening passes at $40 each
Individual Tickets:
On Creativity: One on One
with Cornelia Funke
12:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Monday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture
with Bruce Pascoe
5:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Truth in Fiction
with Karen Lee White and Richard Van Camp
7:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
Living History
with Alicia Elliott and Terese Marie Mailhot
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Tuesday's Menu
5:00pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks Street • more info
  General admission tickets at $15 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
No Place Like Home
with Nilofar Shidmehr, Pierre Jarawan and David Bezmozgis
6:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each
On Short Stories, Comics and Mentorship
with Téa Mutonji and Vivek Shraya
8:30pm • Christ Church Cathedral • 414 Sparks St. • more info
  General admission tickets at $20 each
  Senior/Student tickets at $15 each