Festival Updates

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...
Jun 29, 2016
CALEB HARPER is the principal investigator and director of the OPEN AGRICULTURE (OPENAG) INITIATIVE at MIT Media Lab. He spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29th on a panel called “The Bits and Bytes of Futuristic Farming.” Below, Harper explains how new technology and data is being used to created controlled climates and “digital recipes” to grow healthy food anywhere in the world.Tell us about what inspired you to try and come up with innovative, small-...
Jun 28, 2016
MAJOR SCHEDULE CHANGES:In Conversation with Secretary of State John Kerry is at 3:00 pm in the Greenwald Pavilion. As a result, many events have switched times and locations. Please refer to the app or the website for the latest information.For those attending the session, security asks that no bags be brought to the venue. Please do not bring a bag.Doors open at 2:15 pm. There will be no seating allowed before doors open, and saving seats is not permitted. Seating is very limited. Overflow...
Jun 27, 2016
TAKE NOTE:Lina Sergie Attar will be joining the session Art and Immigration - Culture and Dividing Lines in Greenwald Pavilion at 1:15 pm.David Leonhardt will moderate Governments Alone Can't Save the World from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom, with panelists John Fallon, Seth Berkley, and Kilian Kleinschmidt.EVENING EVENTS:Head to Paepcke Auditorium at 7:15 pm to watch the inspiring story of Sonita, an Afghani activist, followed by discussion with Sonita Alizadeh herself....
Jun 25, 2016
TAKE NOTE:Festival 1 Registration will be from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion. Mount Sinai Presents: Cancer Breakthroughs in Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room and New Horizons and the Explorations of Pluto in Paepcke Auditorium will begin at 2:30 pm instead of 3:30 pm. The Spotlight Health Closing Session will be in Greenwald Pavilion from 10:15 am - 11:45 am. Come and listen to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Caitlyn Jenner, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeffrey Goldberg and...
Jun 25, 2016
TAKE NOTEJackie Judd will be joining the session Deep Dive: Six FDA Commissioners Take the Stage in the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room at 1:15 - 2:45 pm as a moderator, replacing Steve Clemons.Changing the Game: A Conversation with Betsy Nabel in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room at 7:30 pm has been cancelled.The last shuttle after the movies in the Paepcke Auditorium will leave at 9:15 pm tonight!EVENING CAMPUS EVENTSIt's movie night at the Aspen Institute! Come check out Chau, Beyond...
Jun 24, 2016
NEED TO KNOW NOW!Adrian Thomas, vice president of Global Public Health at Johnson & Johnson, will be joining the session Bringing New Drugs to the World in the Aspen Meadows Restaurant from 9:00 - 10:00 am, replacing Joaquin Duato.TAKE NOTEAt the Brigham and Women's Hospital Presents: Living Better Longer - The Science Behind Better Aging in the Koch Tent from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Vicki Almalfitano, vice president of Planning and Marketing at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will replace...
Jun 09, 2016
Pollster and Aspen Ideas 2016 speaker Matt Barreto expects Latinos to vote in record numbers this fall. Barreto, co-founder and managing director of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions, says the registered voting population is growing faster than anticipated and there’s a high level of interest in this election. Eighteen and 19-year-old, first-time voters and newly naturalized citizens will vote in their first election. And, rhetoric singling out immigrants and...
May 27, 2016
Spotlight Health News: Retired Olympic athlete and human rights advocate Caitlyn Jenner will join journalist Buzz Bissinger on stage for the closing session of Spotlight Health on June 26. The two will reunite in Aspen a year after a groundbreaking interview, in which Jenner talked openly with Bissinger about transitioning to a transgender woman. The interview was published in Vanity Fair. “The uncomfortableness of being me never leaves all day...
May 12, 2016
Neeraj Mistry is managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Sabin Vaccine Institute. He spoke at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.Paul Offit, a physician and director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says each year he sees at least one child die of a preventable disease. Often it’s because the parent chose not to vaccinate their child, he adds. The debate around vaccinations and who should decide — parents or the government — was...

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