For health researchers, space is proving to be a unique laboratory to explore stem cells, pharmaceuticals, 3D bioprinting, food science, and more. Ahead of Aspen Ideas: Health, TRISH's Dorit Donoviel explains how collaboration and open science can help advance these "out-of-this-world" discoveries for all mankind.
Meet Jerren Chang, a 2023 Festival Fellow whose organization GenUnity creates issue-focused community leadership programs to drive civic engagement.
As the Aspen Ideas Festival returns this June, attendees will include 30 exceptional high school students and educators from across the United States and Africa—the 2023 cohort of the Bezos Scholars Program. These student Scholars are some of the youngest attendees at the Festival every year, and they are eager to learn, network, and hear from some of their favorite thinke...
Leaders from the private sector, including CEOs, investors, technologists, and business innovators, are among the speakers attending the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer.
Meet Patience Lee, a 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellow who’s building cultural awareness into mental health support services for unaccompanied refugee children in the United States.
The Aspen Ideas Festival team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. Their books will be highlighted in talks at the Festival and available at the campus bookstore. See the list below for recent releases by Festival presenters.
Meet Laura González Mantecón, a 2023 Festival Fellow who is building a grassroots network of scientists, land managers, and policymakers to test cutting-edge climate adaptation strategies.
The Aspen Ideas: Health team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our 2023 speakers!
The Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows are a diverse group of health leaders who are selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action. Get to know the 2023 cohort!
Meet Nathan Chomilo, a 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellow who’s incorporating community collaboration and racial equity into Minnesota’s Medicaid policy development.
You may have heard of "Dry January" and mocktails, but what is being "sober curious" really about? Ahead of Aspen Ideas: Health, Sans Bar's Chris Marshall explains the growing movement and shares how he's building inclusive, alcohol-free communities.
We're thrilled to announce the lineup for our inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival Book Club. Through a generous partnership with Audible, we are pleased to offer attendees the opportunity to download a free audiobook to read ahead of the Festival, and then join their favorite authors and fellow readers for an intimate conversation and powerful shared reading experience.
Julio Friedmann is the chief scientist at Carbon Direct and a leading expert on carbon removal, sequestration, and conversion. “Addressing the climate crisis will be the biggest enterprise in all human history, so there is a tremendous opportunity to do it well and make sure that local communities benefit meaningfully,” he says. We interviewed him about the potential of gr...
In today's society, sleep is often seen as a luxury, but Project Sleep's Julie Flygare wants us to envision a world where pulling a “sleep-all-nighter” is the new badge of honor. Prior to her Aspen Ideas: Health conversation, the sleep advocate shares seven fascinating facts about sleep and how we can better access its power to improve our waking lives.
Meet Roopan Gill, a 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellow who’s co-creating a digital support system with communities to help empower women and girls to take charge of their reproductive healthcare.
John Mather is a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist and the senior project scientist for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. We caught up with him about the exciting capabilities of the Webb telescope, the mysteries of consciousness, and life across the universe. Mather will speak at the 2023 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Are you truly tuned in to the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures that surround you every day? Ahead of her book talk at Aspen Ideas: Health, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin shares how she reconnected to the world around her through her five senses – and how you can too!
Have you ever wondered how we put together the programming for the Aspen Ideas Festival?
Aspen Ideas: Health is where the arts meet health. Ahead of the 10th annual event this summer, we're looking back at some of the innovative artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers, playwrights, and dancers who have shared their creative expressions of the mind, body, and spirit on our stages. Explore how the arts help expand our understanding of health and well-being.
The City of Aspen and the Aspen Ideas Festival present a public art project that invites the community to paint a temporary street mural in downtown Aspen on June 25, 2023.