Festival Updates

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...
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...

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