Ideas at the edges

Imagine Solutions: A nationally recognized Thought Leader Conference & 3 deep-dive Seminars driven by a profound respect for learning

An experience that awes and inspires. Events that compel you to think and think again. Speakers and presentations that leave you wanting more because the ideas and endorphins racing through your brain are sending you a message: what you’ve just learned is important and exhilarating.

Ideas at the edges—breakthroughs, cutting-edge concepts—still fuzzy in most minds—will be brought into sharp focus by some of the most visionary thinkers in the world at the Imagine Solutions Conference in February and three Imagine Solutions Seminars: November, January & March.


14th Annual National
Thought Leaders Conference
Held in Naples, Florida
March 4, 2024

Unlike. Any. Other.
This conference has been described as one that is “unlike any other” and the 14th annual conference promises to wake up all your senses. It will be a day of a-ha moments, thought provoking Big Ideas, and game-changing insights.

At our 14th annual Imagine Solutions Conference you’ll think twice. You’ll be inspired. You’ll discover the future from the visionaries making a difference in our world, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet them during the breaks.

18+ speakers • 10 important topics • 1 incredible day


How Photographs Have Changed History
April 4, 2024
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
G&L Theater on the Campus of Community School of Naples

How Photographs Have Changed History
From 1860 to the Potential of Deepfakes.

Louis Masur

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University

Ticket Pricing

$70 per person

Event Details

How Photographs Have Changed History – From 1860 to the Potential of Deepfakes
Since its introduction in 1839, photography has revolutionized our perception of the world. Photographs not only capture events but also have the power to transform them, depicting reality while weaving a story. Numerous photographs have played a pivotal role in shaping America, and this discussion will delve into several of them. While some photos may be familiar, others might offer fresh perspectives. By exploring the histories of these images and acquiring the skills to interpret them, Lou will offer a profound insight into how photographs have molded and continue to influence American society and culture.

Lou Masur is a Cultural Historian and Distinguished Professor of American Studies & History at Rutgers University. His extensive publications encompass books on Lincoln and the Civil War, capital punishment, the events of a single year, the first World Series, a transformative photograph, and a seminal rock ‘n’ roll album. Masur’s essays and reviews have been featured in distinguished publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and Slate Magazine.