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Nuit des Idées 2021
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La Nuit des idées

Members of French diplomatic network
Every year, on the last Thursday of January, the Institut français invites all places of culture and knowledge, in France and across the world, to celebrate the free circulation of ideas and knowledge.
Launched in 2016, at an exceptional evening in Paris which brought together major French and international voices invited to engage in dialogue around the major challenges of our time, the Night of Ideas quickly became an established event on the French and international calendar by offering, all on the same night, lectures, meetings, forums, round tables, as well as screenings, artistic performances, etc. around a common theme, which each location approaches in their own way.

La Nuit des idées 2021

The next edition of the Night of Ideas will take place on January 28, 2021, the last Thursday of January, simultaneously in France and around the world, around the theme "Close" to which each venue is invited to associate its own subtitle for the evening.

The 2021 edition is enhanced by a live digital device, "24h of Night and Ideas", in the form of a 24-hour global WebTV show broadcast on social networks on January 28th and fed by content proposed by the French diplomatic network.