AIF Blog

June 28, 2012
 The Aspen Ideas Festival kicked off yesterday with a packed Greenwald Pavilion. Here are some notable quotes from a few of the presenters sharing their Big Ideas.“It’s not simply that you have to find compromise or middle values, you have to figure out a way to weave them together. Tocqueville says America has a strand of individualism and a strand of working together, and that these strands are in conflict. But...
June 27, 2012
Guest blogger: Mark PennA new poll on values shows that there's less faith in Washington, Wall Street, and even God. But Americans still think they can get anything they want through sheer hard work.America's values are in upheaval, triggered by the advance of technology, prolonged pessimism, and a loss of confidence in major social, political, economic, and religious institutions, according to a poll of more than 2...
June 27, 2012
We want the dialogues from the Festival to inspire and engage you. This is why we are continuing to expand the opportunities to engage with the Festival, our speakers, and attendees, whether you live in Aspen or around the world. We have some exciting new partnerships happening this year that we want to share with you.   As part of an exciting partnership through Fora.tv, a wide selection of sessions will be live...
June 26, 2012
       NPR is presenting a special show during Aspen Ideas! You’ve heard them on the air, now come see them in person. Three NPR science correspondents bring their reporting chops and theatrical skills to a multimedia show you won’t want to miss.“A Fish Tale” is an unusual exploration of the science behind deception. It provides a tour of the latest neuroscience and psychology, while also ushering in a brand new...
June 18, 2012
Guest Blogger: Rehema Ellis, NBC News’ Chief Education CorrespondentAt NBC News, we make it our job to cover the myriad of issues and challenges that people face every day. Our goal is to arm our viewers with all the information they need to make decisions about their lives. We cover topics that range from the micro to macro, affecting individuals, families, communities and nations. At the core of these issues is...
June 12, 2012
Aspen Ideas is on Flipboard! We're excited to provide a new and engaging way to share ideas, videos, images, facts, quotes, and more.Flipboard is a place to see everything happening in our world in a beautiful, intuitive way; to flip through the things that matter. Designed for iPad and iPhone, Flipboard creates a personalized, virtual magazine out of everything being shared with you. Add us on Flipboard at http://...
June 07, 2012
News broke today of a massive lawsuit filed in federal court against the NFL for concussion-related injuries. According to the Associated Press, more than 80 complaints have been consolidated by lawyers into one "master complaint." The plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for care related to neurological disorders caused blows during football play and practice."Let's face it and be honest, I feel like the NFL...
June 04, 2012
This week in our blog series, Pierre Dulaine, the founder of arts and social development program Dancing Classrooms, and well-known dancer and dance instructor, shares with us a preview of his current project, Dancing in Jaffa, and the simple actions that would improve our world.AIF: Please tell us, in your own words, what you're known for within your field.Being caring and compassionate, and a workaholic. And...
May 24, 2012
Next up on our new blog series, Senior Rabbi Steven Leder explains how his temple is like a mega church, tells us what he's optimistic about, and sheds light on how he stays young. Watch for more Aspen Ideas speakers featured here in the weeks to come!AIF: Please tell us, in your own words, what you're known for within your field.I think I am best known in my field for any one of three things.  One, I run a very...
May 18, 2012
Kicking off our new blog series, psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb tells us what she's optimistic about, where her values come from, and much more. Watch for more Aspen Ideas speakers featured here in the weeks to come!AIF: Please tell us, in your own words, what you're known for within your field.I’m a social observer and cultural commentator who explores how we unwittingly get in...

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