The purpose of the event is twofold. First, it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and look forward to the next 50 years. Second, it will showcase what the humanities do. The speakers, panelists, and participants won’t just talk about the humanities. They will demonstrate how the humanities can help us better understand some of the biggest questions and challenges of our day from war and globalization to race and technology. Every aspect of the event is free and open to the public—from art exhibits to film screenings to a panel discussion at Monticello—no tickets will be sold for the event. However, some events will require a free ticket or RSVP, so be sure to check the website or sign up for event updates to learn when tickets become available for specific sessions.