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Leaders in Business, Finance, & Technology Set to Attend Aspen Ideas Festival

Leaders from the private sector, including CEOs, investors, technologists, and business innovators, are among the speakers attending the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer.

  • May 24th 2023

The Aspen Institute’s signature summer festival returns to Colorado in partnership with NBCUniversal News Group, with more than 300 speakers and thousands of attendees set to participate. 

The Aspen Ideas Festival runs from June 24-June 30, 2023; passes to attend are available now, and members of the media are invited to request credentials here.

Business and finance leaders will engage in deep discussion on an expansive range of topics, including questions about sustaining growth in a rapidly changing economy, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to benefit society, the latest innovations driving sustainability, and more. Among those attending:

Mary Barra, Chair and CEO, General Motors

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Joseph Briggs, Economist, Goldman Sachs

Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group

Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO, Mount Sinai Health System

Rob Falzon, Vice Chair, Prudential Financial

Andreas Forsland, Founder, CEO, and Chief Product Officer, Cognixion

Jendayi Frazer, President and CEO, 50 Ventures

Ryan Gellert, CEO, Patagonia

Lisa Gevelber, Founder, Grow with Google

Shane Grant, Group Deputy CEO, CEO of the Americas, and executive vice president, Danone

Lila Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer, DeepMind

Broderick Johnson, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Digital Equity, Comcast

Don Katz, Founder, Audible

Mike Kohler, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax

Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Devices and Services,

Patrice Louvet, President and CEO, Ralph Lauren Corporation

James Manyika, Senior Vice President of Research, Technology, and Society, Google/Alphabet; Chairman Emeritus, McKinsey Global Institute

Frank McCourt, Executive Chairman and Former CEO, McCourt Global; Founder, Project Liberty

John Mennel, Managing Director, Monitor Deloitte

Christina Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Privacy & Trust Officer, IBM

Jessica Orkin, CEO, SYPartners

Dina Powell McCormick, Global Head of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth, Goldman Sachs

Lata Reddy, Senior Vice President of Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial; Chair, The Prudential Foundation

David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Charlie Scharf, President and CEO, Wells Fargo

Eric Schmidt, Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; former CEO, Google

Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director, The Annenberg Foundation

Angela Williams, CEO, United Way

Tom Wilson, Chair, President, and CEO, The Allstate Corporation

Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation; President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

Mike Wirth, Chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation

Many business leaders attending will be interviewed by leading journalists from CNBC, including Squawk Box anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin and The Exchange anchor Kelly Evans, as part of the Festival’s partnership with NBCUniversal News Group.

Speakers will continue to be announced in the coming weeks. More than 300 are ultimately set to attend, including leaders and innovators in policymaking, the arts, science, education, and more. A complete list of speakers confirmed to date is available here.

Presenting Underwriters for the 2023 Aspen Ideas Festival are Allstate, Amazon, Comcast NBCUniversal, Danone, Deloitte, Mount Sinai Health System, Walton Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Supporting Underwriters are, Google, IBM, Meta, Prudential Financial, and Ralph Lauren.

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