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Rise. Ideas that Elevate.

Get Ready to RISE!

September 30, 2017. Huntington Library.
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California.

Why the theme RISE?

You can RISE to the challenge, through the ranks, to fame, like a Phoenix from the ashes, to the occasion, up, above, to the top like cream, and shine! It’s undeniable—this likeable little verb packs some seriously powerful positivity. And, couldn’t we all use a little pick-me-up? If you think about it, the world’s always been a heavy place. But today’s global digital culture can sometimes deliver what feels like an endless stream of bad news and discouragement, making it easier than ever to carry that weight on our shoulders.

And, so, we often do.

This year’s event is dedicated to great thinkers who’ve dared to believe we can help one another lighten the load by calling on the power of positivity. Whose ideas have—in some way great or small, personal or public, in word or song, theory or thought—suggested we can trade the heaviness of hopelessness, resentment and self-preservation for the lightness of anticipation, curiosity and self-sacrifice. It’s a day dedicated to transcending the past and transforming the future. RISE—get ready to celebrate Ideas that Elevate!

The Huntington Library

The library was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington—a future-minded man with a rare passion for spreading beauty in imagery and word.


His passion, together with the hard work and dedication of countless lovers of knowledge over the past one hundred years, has created what is today one of the finest cultural, research and educational centers in the world.

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RISE to the Challenge—Get Involved!

Be part of something big! Your talents and generosity will help make RISE an event to remember.
What better way to celebrate Ideas that Elevate?

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