Original Thinkers is a multimedia company that strives to communicate critical concepts to a diverse audience by focusing on the intersection of story and ideas. Their mission is to introduce and discover new ways of thinking about the complexities and challenges of the ever-changing world. The company curates creative and thought-provoking programming that features a wide range of artists, thinkers, storytellers, and visionaries. Original Thinkers’ goal is to take their audience on a transformative journey to listen, think deeply, and explore new possibilities.
The flagship event of Original Thinkers is their annual four-day festival, which takes place in Telluride, CO. This event is where ideas, community, and story come together. Using the festival as a catalyst, Original Thinkers has launched several initiatives that thoughtfully repurpose engaging programming. For example, OT On The Road curates shows for arts organizations, schools, and resorts, while OT B2B works with companies to provide edifying programs for their corporate retreats and other business gatherings. The company’s production arm creates fresh content, such as short films, podcasts, and documentary series featuring festival guests.