The Night of Ideas is an annual event dedicated to the free circulation of ideas and knowledge, and coordinated by the Institut Français. The 6th edition will be held on Thursday, 28 January 2021 on the theme « Close(r) ».

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will question the renewal of our individual and collective relationship to space & time, the new solidarities and the evolution of our relationship with others.

Thus, for 24 hours, the next Night of Ideas will be an opportunity to feel « closer » than ever, to strengthen connections and break down boundaries, to interact with other audiences, and to celebrate thinking without barriers.

The Night of Ideas will offer everyone the opportunity to follow and take part in an unprecedented digital experience: 24 hours of Night and Ideas.

Nights of Ideas are expected internationally, through all the continents : 103 countries and 175 cities in the world. More information:

The night is for reflection. For imagination.

The Night of Ideas is for everyone, from the man in the street to the scholar.

The India segment will take place at the Red Fort, New Delhi (to be confirmed) on 28th January 2021 at 8 pm

Register for free here:

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Date(s) - 28/01/2021 - 29/01/2021
8:00 pm