Festival Updates

Sep 23, 2016
The Smithsonian’s 19th and newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opens to the public this weekend in Washington, DC. Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton says its creation has been in the works since 1915 when American Civil War veterans wanted a tribute on the National Mall recognizing the African American influence. In 1929 President Coolidge assigned a commission to study building a museum. But plans didn’t take off until 2003 when...
Sep 09, 2016
 “We’re squarely in the digital age of media communication,” says Michael Dimock, president of the Pew Research Center. He provided insight into modern news consumption at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “Ninety percent of Americans get news from digital devices,” and more people are choosing to consume news via mobile rather than a personal computer. Many news consumers, particularly young people, get their information on social media, where hard news, soft...
Aug 25, 2016
 Five million of 29 million US households with school-age children don’t have the internet at home. And seven in ten teachers assign homework that requires internet access, according to Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. “When I was doing homework, all it took was paper, a pencil, and my brother leaving me alone. But today that’s no longer true,” she tells an audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival. She coined the term the...
Aug 15, 2016
Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD), former Rep. Mickey Edwards (R-OK), and former US Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Aspen Ideas 2016.The Affordable Care Act isn’t going anywhere. That’s the consensus of a panel of politicians and former federal administrators who spoke at Spotlight Health in June. This election, the presidential nominees are at odds about the law. Donald Trump says he will repeal it and Hillary Clinton says she will ...
Jul 28, 2016
With the Republican National Convention barely in the rearview mirror, and the Democratic National Convention just wrapping up, the nominees are now gearing up for debates and the countdown to November. At Aspen Ideas, our program track The Choice 2016 covered the candidates, the issues, and the voters. In the context of the election, the track looked at prospects for economic growth, budgets and deficits, health and safety, foreign policy, education, and energy and the environment. And the...
Jul 18, 2016
Aspen Ideas 2016 brought thoughtful discussion and unique perspective to the questions and issues facing the world today. Over the course of 10 jam-packed days, experts in health, politics, education, technology, science, the arts, and more, came together for meaningful dialogue. All of these discussions were recorded and many can be found on our website. (More will be added over the coming weeks, so check back often.) In addition, dozens of guest posts from AIF speakers are available on...
Jul 02, 2016
Schedule Changes and Security Information:Due to necessary security measures for this afternoon's In Conversation with Vice President Joe Biden, the Koch Building will be closed until 11:30 am. This has necessitated several changes to the Saturday, July 2 schedule. Sessions formerly scheduled in that building have been moved to other locations on campus. Please consult the Festival app for the most up-to-date times and locations.To enter the Greenwald Pavilion, Secret Service will screen...
Jul 01, 2016
TAKE NOTE:Please don't bring a bag to campus as it will slow the screening process. We appreciate your patience and look forward to an exciting closing day of the Festival!Virtual Classrooms: Building Global Citizens will be held at 4:10 pm in the Paepcke Gallery.Peggy Johnson will not be joining Women Who Lead 2016: The New Narrative at 8:30 pm in the Hotel Jerome Ballroom.EVENING EVENTSNot enough time for a hike during the Festival? The next-best thing: A Macroecological Tour of Colorado...
Jun 30, 2016
Take Note:Rob Stein is joining the panel Closing the Digital Divide in Paepcke Auditorium at 10:20 am.Richard Wilhelm is moderating Deep Dive: Privacy and Security - What's the Right Balance? at 1:15 pm in Paepcke Auditorium. Sedar LaBarre will not be joining the session.Sedar LaBarre is moderating Booz Allen Hamilton Presents: Frenemies—How Peculiar Partnerships Are Redefining Competition at 3:00 pm in the Koch Building, Booz Allen Hamilton Room.EVENING SESSIONS:Requests from the...
Jun 29, 2016
Take Note:John Dickerson is replacing Michelle Miller as moderator at the session Connecting the Dots Between Global Terrorism and Local Law Enforcement at 8:00 am in Paepcke Auditorium. Roberto Villaseñor will not be joining the session.Jane Harman and Christine Lagarde will not be speaking at Afternoon of Conversation at 2:00 pm in the Benedict Music Tent.All of the Roundtable Lunches scheduled for the Koch Tent will be held in the Marble Garden Tent today.EVENING SESSIONS:Come watch Audrie...

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