Booz Allen Hamilton Ideas Festival

Booz Allen Hamilton Ideas Festival
#WhatIf2017 San Diego

#WhatIF you were given a platform to share your story, influence, and inspire colleagues around the world to develop different ideas, driven by purpose, and fueled by passion. Take part in a celebration of people, purpose, and passion by attending Ideas Festival 2017, hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton.  

Here’s your chance to share your out of the box ideas with thought leaders and influencers in the fields of cybersecurity and biotechnology. Share your inspirations and ideas. Enjoy interactive panel discussions and learn from the innovation community within San Diego.

Booz Allen Hamilton is hosting a two-day FREE Ideas Festival where YOU can participate in interactive demos and activities while networking with top industry and business leaders in San Diego.

Ideas Festival 2017  


When: January 26-27, 2017

Registration starts at 8 a.m. (Day 1)

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Where: San Diego City College, MS Building,

Corporate Ed. Center, 1551 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Purpose:  The Ideas Festival is an annual innovation event empowering participants to share ideas and passions to increase knowledge and foster innovation in the San Diego area.


In addition to expanding the festival to six days, festivals will be hosted in more Booz Allen locations, including Boston, Dubai, Honolulu, Huntsville, Norfolk, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.



This year's week-long festival has been designed to share the inspirations and ideas of our people that differentiate us; the purpose that drives what we do each day and motivates us to reach for excellence; and the passion with which we serve our communities.  The festival will include industry speakers, idea sessions, networking socials, and other interactive activities.

The festival will feature:

  • Cyber/Bio-Tech panel discussions
  • Industry Speakers
  • Opportunities to submit innovative ideas
  • Hackathon winners
  • Networking socials
  • Interactive product demonstrations


Getting Involved:

1. Register to attend:

2. Generate ideas and solutions to cyber and bio-tech issues and discuss them at Ideas Festival 2017.

3. Participate in one or more sessions by attending and interacting.

4. Follow and use the hashtag #WhatIf2017 on social media during event.


Hack-a-Thon winners will be featured at the Ideas Festival on January 27, 2017.




Watch highlights from Ideas Festival 2014:


**For registration questions: Contact event coordinator Michelle Harper at