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Dallas Festival Of Ideas Offering Free Programs Saturday

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Many of Saturday's events are happening at the Dallas City Performance Hall.

The Dallas Festival of Ideas has announced that its programming is now free today.

The event runs through Saturday afternoon. Organizers have consolidated the schedule and panels are taking place in three venues only -- the Dallas City Performance Hall, the Winspear Opera House, Booker T. Washington High School. 

“In this inclement weather, we want to reduce the need for shuttles and ensure that all of our participants have easy and safe access between the venues,” organizers say.

The beer and barbecue dinner at 6:30 p.m. is $20 unless you are a ticket holder.

Event organizers say they will handle refunds starting Tuesday.

The opening event, “The Future Starts Here,” starts at 1 p.m. Saturday with opening remarks by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Breakout panels start at 3:30 pm.These panel locations will be:

3:30 p.m.

The Physical City – Auditorium, Dallas City Performance Hall

The Educated City – Booker T. Washington High School

The Political City –  Lobby, Dallas City Performance Hall

The Cultural City – 5th Floor, Winspear Opera House

The Innovative City – Margaret McDermott Hall, Winspear Opera House

4:45 p.m.

The Physical City – Auditorium, Dallas City Performance Hall

The Educated City – Booker T. Washington High School

The Political City –  Lobby, Dallas City Performance Hall

The Cultural City – 5th Floor, Winspear Opera House

The Innovative City – Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House

6 p.m.

Closing remarks by Bishop T.D. Jakes -- Dallas City Performance Hall

6:30 p.m.

Beer and barbecue -- Winspear Opera House

Learn more here.