Matt’s talk will provide a brief history of The Iowa Idea. Then, Matt will examine what he has learned launching his own podcast, where he interviews practitioners and craftspeople.
You can find out more on the podcast at theiowaidea.com. It is a 21st-century vision of the Iowa Idea.
Matt’s talk will highlight challenges faced to bring the original Iowa Idea to life. From a legacy perspective, he will invite modern practitioners to examine modern approaches to the Iowa Idea. In a world of growing complexity, we need to embrace the spirit of the Iowa Idea.
Finally, Matt will discuss how the themes that produced the original Iowa Idea are even more important today, as we face complex, wicked problems.