Festival Updates

Jul 02, 2015
Need to Know Now!  A new session has been added: "Greece's Debt Crisis: The New Source of Global Market Contagion?" featuring Nicholas Burns, director of the Institute's Aspen Strategy Group and professor of diplomacy and international relations at Harvard University, former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times, and Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. This...
Jul 01, 2015
Attention Festival 2 Goers!  We will distribute Daily Updates every day of the festival, but we wanted to let you know about some changes in advance. Below are some changes taking place during Festival 2. July 2The 7:45-8:45am session “Booz Allen Hamilton Presents: Connected Society and Managing Risk and Seizing Opportunity when Everything Connect” in the Monarch Room of the Limelight Hotel has a new moderator, Bill Thoet. Now at 8:00-8:50am in the McNulty Room of the...
Jul 01, 2015
Need to Know Now!   Today's 12:00-1:00pm panel, "Defining Moment: What Does the American Dream Mean in 2015?" in the McNulty Room of the Doerr-Hosier Center, will premiere a new report on Americans' attitudes toward the American Dream, their definitions of the dream, barriers to achieving it, and hopes for the future. The panel will feature Mark Penn, Microsoft Corporation executive vice president and chief insights officer, James Bennet, co-president and editor in...
Jun 29, 2015
Need to Know Now!   Today's 12:00-1:00pm session, "How I Learned about Capitalism from J.S. Bach and a Penniless Swami," with President of the American Enterprise Institute and bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks, has moved from Paepcke Auditorium to the McNulty Room in the Doerr-Hosier Center.Take NoteThe 12:00-1:00pm Luncheon Roundtable, "Exploration as Conservation in the Grand Canyon," featuring award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker Pete McBride...
Jun 28, 2015
Need to Know!  Originally scheduled for Monday, "The Path Forward," a conversation between US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, has been rescheduled for TODAY at 2:00-3:00pm in the Greenwald Pavilion. They will discuss international trade and how Secretary Pritzker's private sector experience helps her align the efforts of the government and the private sector to create growth, increase entrepreneurship, improve workforce...
Jun 28, 2015
Need to Know Now!  Peter Orszag will no longer take part in today's 8:00am breakfast in Paepcke Auditorium, "Why Does the United States Spend So Much on Healthcare and Still Have Such Poor Health?"Don't MissTake a spin in Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell or i-ROAD urban electric vehicle today, starting at 11:30am. See the Toyota concierges at the North and South sides of campus for more information. Stop by the Genworth Exhibit, located in the Stranahan Room in...
Jun 27, 2015
Need to Know  Yesterday's session, "The Key to Population Health: Physical Literacy," has been rescheduled for today, at 10:20-11:20am in the Kaufman Room in the Doerr-Hosier Center. The session will feature Ken Davis, CEO and president of the Mount Sinai Health System, Kathleen Sebelius, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Shale Wong, a pediatrician based in Aurora, Colorado. The session will be moderated by Tom Farrey, executive director of the...
Jun 26, 2015
Session Swap  The 8:00-8:50am session "Health and Healthcare in the 114th Congress" has been replaced by "The Supremes' Latest Hit: The Affordable Care Act Survives Another Test." This session will discuss yesterday's US Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare's federal subsidies, and it will feature five Washington insiders: former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, the former Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle,...
Jun 25, 2015
Breaking News!  Due to today's 6-3 decision by the US Supreme Court upholding the federal subsides of Obamacare, we are working to incorporate discussion of this decision into tomorrow's programming. Keep updating the Aspen Ideas Festival app and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.But don't forget!Former US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, discussing how the government,...
Jun 19, 2015
With Spotlight Health starting on Thursday and Festival 1 and 2 close on its heels, final preparations are underway for what we hope will be an invigorating, inspiring and memorable Festival experience for all. Please check out this handy guide to navigating the Festival. From registration to transportation to what to expect during your stay in Aspen, we have you covered.Download the Aspen Ideas Festival Mobile AppWith real-time agenda information, presenter biographies, maps, Festival updates...

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