2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars

The Aspen Ideas Festival is pleased to announce the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars, a diverse group of 300 leaders from all over the United States and 30 different countries selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action.

They were nominated by senior members of the Institute's staff, Festival advisors, past scholars, and many others within the Institute's broad network. The scholars' presence at the Festival is made possible by a group of patrons whose purchase of special patron passes directly funds this important program. The Aspen Institute is proud to host these distinguished scholars and grateful to the patrons for their crucial support.

Another set of scholars who will attend the Aspen Ideas Festival is the Bezos Scholars. Thirty high school students and exceptional educators from across the US and the African Leadership Academy were selected to attend as part of a leadership development program.

2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars

2017 Arthur Vining Davis Scholars

2017 Bush Foundation Scholars

2017 Spotlight Health Scholars

2017 Bezos Family Foundation: Bezos Scholars

2017 Ifill Scholars, in memory of Gwen Ifill


2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars

2017 Arthur Vining Davis Scholars

2017 Bush Foundation Scholars

2017 Spotlight Health Scholars

2017 Bezos Family Foundation: Bezos Scholars

2017 Ifill Scholars, in memory of Gwen Ifill