AIF Blog

June 26, 2014
Where else but the doctor’s office do you get to write in pen on a clipboard? And why is it that when you go to Starbucks or the Cheesecake Factory, you get a wide range of choices and friendly service, while in health care... not so much?In the last 20 years, our consumer economy has undergone a revolution in technology, efficiency and consumer service. Yet the $2.7 trillion dollar health care industry has missed...
September 17, 2013
Will the latest mass shooting, which killed 12 at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard on Monday, spark a fresh debate about gun laws? Some say that with the skirmish over Syria, and his other substantial political challenges, President Obama doesn't have the stomach for it right now. And yet, Monday's shooting reportedly prompted a new round of calls for action from lawmakers.This summer, at Aspen Ideas, The Atlantic's...
June 28, 2013
 On the first night of the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, Nate Silver , prognosticator and author of the award-winning website FiveThirtyEight.com, sat down in conversation with Katie Couric . Silver is known to political pundits as the blogger who correctly predicted the 2008 presidential winner in 49 states, and then got all 50 states right for the 2012 Presidential election.  Though Silver was visibly thrilled to be...
June 27, 2013
From Gabrielle Giffords to Perry Chen to David Brooks and many more, you can watch presentations — live — from the stages of Aspen Ideas. Check out the schedule and plan your viewing.It's easy to find new videos by searching our site by the name of the session or speakers, or by watching on our Latest Video page.
June 23, 2013
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September 20, 2011
The Aspen Ideas Festival congratulates Roland Fryer Jr. and Kay Ryan who are among the 22 new fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation.According to the foundation's website: "They will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations or reporting requirements and offer Fellows unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create, and...
July 01, 2011
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerGenConnect catches up with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, at Aspen Ideas, to talk about her experience covering the "Arab Spring." To see more video interviews visit genConnect's Aspen Ideas page.
June 28, 2011
Aspen Ideas Festival speakers will be visiting with genConnect throughout the week to check in and preview some of the conversations on the agenda. GenConnect caught up with Festival speaker and TIME columnist Joe Klein, who previews his talks on Tuesday.To see more video interviews, go to genConnect's Aspen Ideas page.
June 17, 2011
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the Aspen Ideas Festival, whether on campus or in the comfort of your home! For starters, during the week of the festival, we’ll live-stream a number of our sessions here. Also watch our Aspen Ideas Blog for daily highlights and video clips from the Festival!VISIT:Capture the wisdom of our speakers or share those that mattered most to you by going here:The Aspen Institute has...
May 25, 2011
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Thinking...The Aspen Idea has always seen the arts as interwoven with the other forces in our society. At the Festival, we’ll explore the importance of design with Paola Antonelli, MOMA’s senior curator of architecture and design; the role documentary film plays in our culture with Steve James (director of the Interrupters), Diane Weyermann, executive producer of Waiting for “Superman,”...

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