2016 Program Tracks
From panel discussions to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, we will explore the following topics in depth.
The Aspen Lectures build upon an Aspen Institute tradition: thinkers and doers presenting their best ideas to society in hopes of a brighter and better future. With these individual presentations, we gather some of the world’s brightest minds to share with us a topic or passion they study and pursue. This year, the series will examine a variety of topics, from the outsize impact of nonconformists to machine learning, from the process of putting ideas into action to an archetypal view of the world based on popular movies. Presented by top intellectuals in their fields, the lectures promise to inspire, inform, and challenge us.