The Rig Veda says, “Ā no bhadrāḥkratavoyantuviśvataḥ” (Let good thoughts come from everywhere, from all the world. It was in this spirit, that India Foundation organised the 2nd India Ideas Conclave in Goa on the theme of Learnings from Civilisations. The 3-day event saw participation from more than 350 eminent intellectuals, academics and scholars. More than 65 speakers from around the world addressed the gathering on socio-economic, cultural and political themes that dominate the public discourse in India today. This was the second edition of the conclave and built upon the ideas deliberated in the first edition which was on the theme of integral human development.