AIF Blog

June 28, 2011
  In their second appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams announce their new company, The Obvious Corporation. (Watch video.) It will be Twitter-like and help people collaborate.On why it's called The Obvious Corporation: "Because all great ideas are obvious in retrospect," says Williams.Stone says in his blog: "Our plan is to develop new projects and work on solving big...
June 28, 2011
Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes and Atlantic Media's Political Director Ronald Brownstein discuss Immigration and its impacts on society. From sweeping reform to the Dream Act, this short clip includes Barnes's assessment of E-Verify and her opinion of where legislation is headed for the 2012 election. Below is a sampling of quotes from Barnes. Watch the full session for more.“The demographics of our country...
June 21, 2011
Guest blogger and former Marine Rye Barcott on patrol in Fallujah.The content of our provocatively titled Aspen Ideas Festival panel will focus on core findings from the former Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr.’s new book The Future of Power, and my first book It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace. It will be moderated by Reuters News Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler...
June 17, 2011
This year at Aspen Ideas, we’re introducing a new format called “Game Changers.” It features inventors and innovators who are driving change in a variety of fields and will introduce audiences to new approaches in these thoughtful, 15-minute presentations that are not to be missed.Meet Game Changer Lauren Walters, co-founder and CEO of Two Degrees. He’s also a past Festival attendee and was inspired to start Two...
June 06, 2011
Friday’s unemployment numbers mark another blow to the US economy. According to the Labor Department, the number of non-farm jobs added dropped for the first time in eight months; and the unemployment rate has tipped up to 9.1 percent. Add this to the fact that manufacturing is sluggish and consumers have pulled back on spending, and it looks like the gains the economy made over the last several months were short...
May 19, 2011
If you've been to our site before, you'll see that we have a completely new look and feel.It's been a significant undertaking, and our goal, above all, is to make it intuitive for users.Much like the festival itself, the site is sorted by topics that you care about: World, Education, Economy, Science, and so on. In addition to hundreds of sessions from the Festival, you’ll find facts, quotes, speaker information,...
June 29, 2018
By Taylor Lorenz, The AtlanticPop neuroscience has long been fascinated with uncovering secret biological differences between male and female brains. The question of whether men and women have innately different brains rarely fails to get people riled up. Just last year, the Google engineer James Damore caused an uproar after publishing a manifesto detailing the various ways women were biologically different from...
June 21, 2018
For Spotlight Health and the Aspen Ideas Festival, we're streaming many sessions live. Please see our live video streaming schedule below. All times are MST.Spotlight HealthWednesday, June 214:45 pm - 6:00 pmSpotlight Health Opening and WelcomeJoin Dan Porterfield, Margaret Low, Peggy Clark, and Katie Drasser to kick off the Spotlight Health Festival, featuring a conversation with Larry Merlo and Bernard J. Tyson...
January 16, 2018
Pete Dominick and Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, speak to an audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival.New York Times best-selling author Susan Orlean says ignorance about a subject is a powerful ignitor of curiosity. As someone who has written about bullfighters, orchid fanatics, and an African king who drives a taxi in New York City, she knows a thing or two about delving into far-flung topics. How can we...
June 28, 2016
Announcing the Aspen Ideas to Go Podcast TAKEOVER. In the spirit of a diverse exchange of ideas, we’ve handed over the mic to a handful of Festival presenters to take over the show!During the week of the Aspen Ideas Festival—going on now through July 2nd—five Takeover Hosts—Perri Peltz, Franklin Leonard, Maria Hinojosa, Pete Dominick, and Emily Yoffe will bring the Festival to you. The...

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