AMP Idea Festivals

An AMP Idea Festival is an event in which one (1) singular topic of community interest is broken down into smaller parts, analyzed, discussed and recommendations of action are presented...all in 1 day. The model is a hybrid of the Aspen model and other international think tank methods. Previously prepared documents, videos, and discussions are disseminated and shared throughout the community prior to the event to provide background and a basic understanding of the topic at hand. Rules for ethical and orderly discussion are strictly enforced at the event, which is open to the public. Each local music festival will involve a moderator/facilitator and a three-member panel made up of locally recognized experts on the topic.

1st Quarter 2023

January 17, 2023 Topic: Education (Public, private, and charter schools)

February 15, 2023 Topic: Leadership Development (public service officials, community leaders)

March 14, 2023 Topic: Economic Development and the Local Economy

2nd Quarter 2023

April 19, 2023 Topic: Local Homelessness-When Helping Hurts

May 17, 2023 Topic: Local Infrastructure & Transportation

June 14, 2023 Topic: Healthy Community

3rd Quarter 2023

July 19, 2023 Topic: Local Philanthropy

August 16, 2023 Topic: Role of the Local Church

September 13, 2023 Topic: Role of Local Government & Community Development

4th Quarter 2023

October 18, 2023 Topic: Quality of Life

November 15, 2023 Topic: Local Tourism

December 13, 2023 Topic: Volunteerism & National Service

Contact Us

*** AMP Idea Festivals are sponsored by the American Millennium Project, a national education initiative headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, along with other community sponsors. Please feel free to contact Chris Chandler at (225) 441-0841 or by email at for questions or more information.