AIF Blog

June 05, 2018
 The 2018 Aspen Youth Forum will take place on Wednesday, June 27 from 4 - 8:30 pm at the Doerr-Hosier Center on the Aspen Meadows campus. It's open to young people ages 14 to 24. Register today! A Day to RememberLast June, the excitement was palpable at the Young Adult Forum (YAF) at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Young people leapt out of their seats and rushed onto a stage, joining environmental activist and hip-hop...
June 04, 2018
 Dan Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones LLC. He will speak as part of the Healthy Communities track at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Below he discusses the five places in the world — dubbed Blue Zones — where people live the longest, healthiest lives.  What are Blue Zones, and what should we know about these regions?Blue Zones areas are regions of the world where people live much longer than average. The first one is...
May 31, 2018
 Ash Bhat is a tech entrepreneur working on projects around social impact. In 2017, he co-launched RoBhat Labs, which focuses on tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation. He will speak in the Aspen Ideas Festival program track, Staying Human in a High-Tech World. You and your partner Rohan Phadte created a solution to catching bots on Twitter. Tell me about your efforts, and the motivation behind going...
May 30, 2018
Gary Marcus, Tim O'Reilly, Michael Chui, and Erik Schatzker (not pictured) talk about the impact of artificial intelligence on business.Bill Gates portends doomsday is coming. The late Stephen Hawking said we should prepare for our robot overlords to take their thrones. But is the future as glaring as HAL’s red eye? Or is it more complicated than that? What does a future powered by algorithms and big...
May 29, 2018
 The Millennial Pass allows users to attend a variety of discussions at the Aspen Ideas Festival and Spotlight Health. The Millennial Pass is being offered again this year for select Spotlight Health and Aspen Ideas Festival sessions. The pass is available to people ages 18 to 35 who live in the Roaring Fork Valley. Purchase a pass for one of the Festival sections below.Spotlight Health (June 21 – 24)Festival 1 (...
May 24, 2018
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. Learn why one speaker thinks America’s natural gas boom has the power to reshape national security and international relations. Another author examines how the country can prepare itself for the retirement of the baby boomers....
May 23, 2018
John Brennan, Lisa Monaco, and James Clapper speak with NBC's Nicolle Wallace about Iran, Russia, and North Korea at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.News from around the globe is dominating US headlines. President Trump plans to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un in June, Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing his probe into Russian meddling. Former...
May 21, 2018
 The 2017 Bezos Scholars pose with Movement Art Is (M.A.I.) co-founders Charles "Lil Buck" Riley and Jon Boogz after a conversation at Aspen Ideas about dance as a platform for social justice. This June, the Bezos Scholars Program celebrates its 14th year at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Each year, 30 exceptional high school students and educators from across the US and the African Leadership Academy are selected as...
May 17, 2018
 Kitty Boone is the director of the Aspen Ideas Festival, which starts with Spotlight Health on June 21. What We’ve Been Up ToIt's our 14th year of programming the Festival, and we're excited to bring remarkable experts and deep thinkers to our stage once again. The speakers and conversations change every year, but our goal stays the same — to continue to highlight what's important now and what will have far-...
May 16, 2018
Katie Couric speaks with Madeline Levine and Lori Gottlieb. The discussion about over-parenting was held at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival.As parents, if we step in to combat every discomfort our child faces, give up our own lives to become deeply ingrained in theirs, and take on the role of friend, are we over-parenting? Some psychologists say yes, but there's a spectrum. In this episode, psychologists Polly...

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