New Speakers Announced for Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024
Your first look at the leaders, innovators, policymakers, and luminaries joining us for Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024. Don't wait to hear from these extraordinary speakers — early bird passes are on sale until December 31.
You may have heard of Dry January and mocktails, but what is being "sober curious" really about? Sans Bar's Chris Marshall explains the growing movement and shares how he's building inclusive, alcohol-free communities.
Celebrating 10 Years of Big Ideas and Big Impact at Aspen Ideas: Health
Since 2014, Aspen Ideas: Health has gathered innovative thinkers and doers to elevate and accelerate bold approaches to better health for all. Director Ruth Katz reflects on the last decade of inspiring conversations and connections, which have influenced the work of many of our extraordinary speakers, fellows, and attendees. Check out the new booklet, "Celebrating 10 Year...
Mind in Motion: The Science Behind Cognitive Health
Researchers have made remarkable strides in understanding the intricate workings of the brain, and this knowledge can empower us to take proactive steps in preserving and enhancing our brain health. Learn from experts in the fields of neurology, psychology, and neuroplasticity as they explain the most important things we can do to care for our brains. Not only do these tip...
StoryCorps CEO Sandra Clark on the Healing Power of Stories
Everyone has a story to tell – and sharing them reminds us of our common humanity. Few know this better than StoryCorps CEO Sandra Clark. Over the last 20 years, the organization has collected, archived, and shared the extraordinary stories of everyday people. Learn about the powerful ways storytelling and listening can help cultivate empathy and foster understanding.
It's been a big year for Patagonia, as it celebrated a 50th anniversary and legally restructured to commit all profits to environmental causes. What can be learned from the company's unconventional approach to capitalism? CEO Ryan Gellert reflects on Patagonia’s ongoing legacy, how they measure success (it’s not what you would think), and the career advice that’s guided hi...
A Civic Health Check-Up with Vot-ER Founder Alister Martin
It’s a fact: In communities where voting rates are higher, health outcomes are better. That’s why ER physician Alister Martin, the Founder of Vot-ER and CEO of A Healthier Democracy, is on a mission to engage patients and fellow healthcare providers in the civic process. Learn how he's tapping into the power of healthcare settings to drive positive social change for all.
L.A.'s Chief Heat Officer on the Public Health Threat of Extreme Heat
Worldwide, 10 cities have named Chief Heat Officers to address the growing threat of extreme heat. Marta Segura is leading the way in Los Angeles by connecting equity, health, and climate data to save lives and build more resilient communities. Learn how the city is making progress in the face of rising temperatures.
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Perry's latest book, South to America, was the 2022 National Book Award winner for nonfiction. We caught up with her about how she defines love of country, why the best writing is a conversation, and how books are invitations into each other’s imaginations.
Lisa Damour is a clinical psychologist, author, and a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. We caught up with her about how psychologists understand mental health and solicited her advice on how parents can encourage healthy social media use for their teens.
Wendy Suzuki is the Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. We caught up with Dr. Suzuki to learn how exercise helps our brains, get tips for overcoming burnout, and discuss how anxiety can actually give us superpowers.
Meet Bri Franklin, a 2023 Festival Fellow and the co-founder, president, and CEO of The Prosp(a)rity Project. She is on a quest to resolve the $2 trillion student debt crisis while closing the racial wealth gap for Black women.