Welcome to i³: ideas that inform & inspire
where we invite distinguished thought leaders from diverse disciplines to San Miguel de Allende for fact-based, future-focused Conversations with Big Thinkers.

All presentations start at 5 PM, La Casona Event Center, Josefina Orozco 2 (same street as Luna de Queso). Advance tickets online $15 USD (=$260 pesos); $350 pesos at the door. Advance ticket sales close 24 hrs. before event start time. 

Upcoming Events

How the Supreme Court Lost the American Public, with Linda Greenhouse. Mar. 5, 2024
Over many years, even as public confidence in other institutions of American government and society wavered, the Supreme Court managed to maintain high levels of public trust. Today, only seven percent of Americans have high confidence in the court. What are the implications of the collapse of the court’s reputation, and what can the court or anyone else do about it? …

Earlier This Season

Busting Nutritional Myths, with Nina Teicholz. Feb. 13, 2024

The diet-heart hypothesis, which cautions against a diet high in fat—and especially saturated fat—has been a cornerstone of dietary guidelines and medical advice for decades. Yet this same period has seen a disturbing rise in type-2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Through careful research and insightful reporting, Teicholz has upended the diet-heart hypothesis in her New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise …

The 43 Disappeared: Mexico’s Legacy of Impunity, with John Gibler. Oct. 10, 2023

On the night of September 26, 2014, in the town of Iguala in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero, 43 students disappeared. This is their story, with implications for governance in Mexico and other opaque regimes around the world …

In the Mouth of the Wolf: The Murder of Regina Martínez and the State of the Free Press in Mexico, with Katherine Corcoran. Nov. 7, 2023

On April 28, 2012, Regina Martinez, a reporter for the magazine Proceso, was brutally murdered. Author and investigative journalist Katherine Corcoran investigated the murder and tells the story in her book, In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Coverup and the True Cost of Silencing the Press. Corcoran’s presentation will examine the meaning of the Martinez case and others like it for the prospects of a free press in Mexico …

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World,
with Wade Davis. Jan. 9, 2024

Western Culture, with its advanced technology, arts, and political systems, is widely regarded as the pinnacle of human cultural evolution. But one need not look beyond the calamities of climate change, biodiversity loss, pervasive inequality and other ills of modern society to see the lie in this myth. Wade Davis speaks with authority on indigenous cultures and other ways of being in the world—sustainably and with dignity—recounting along the way remarkable encounters and high adventure, in his trademark mesmerizing presentation style …

Water in the World, in Mexico, and here in San Miguel, with Dylan Terrell. Dec. 5, 2023

“Water is the next oil” is an oft-cited trope used to sum up the emerging geopolitical landscape. But the reality is more subtle and far more complex. More than a quarter of the world’s population, 2.2 billion people, lack access to clean water. Global groundwater resources are severely overexploited, some perilously so, and new classes of water contaminants that were once rare are now becoming far too commonplace — rendering even adequate water supplies unfit for human consumption …