Viewpoints

2017

Viewpoints

Join as we delve into some of the most innovative ideas, thoughtful leaders, and provoking conversations around — the viewpoints of those who inspire us. Among the trailblazers we are engaging in this programming, we count presidential historian and author Jon Meacham and MacArthur “genius” grant awardee and public health entrepreneur Rebecca Onie. You can expect a varied, thought-provoking group of speakers who will enrich our conversations long after the Festival. You’ll discover new approaches in philanthropy and leadership, and how to transform habits to improve our lives. Learn how history proves that democracy isn’t broken and hear life lessons from the world’s greatest composers. Here we offer sessions that don’t belong in any of our thematic tracks, but are too good to miss.

Track Events

Koch Tent Roundtable Lunches
Life Lessons from the World's Greatest Composers
Allstate Presents: A World of Good—How Leaders Can Empower Youth to Make a Difference
Marble Garden Tent Roundtable Lunches
Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars and Society of Fellows Reception
Mount Sinai Health System Presents: Cancer Breakthroughs—The Promise of New Treatments
Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars and Society of Fellows Reception
Mount Sinai Health System Presents: The Power of Good Health
Newtown (Film and Discussion)
Aspen Ideas Festival Young Adult Forum
Atlantic After Hours: Beer and Banter with the Editors
Atlantic Tent Roundtable Lunch
Opening Reception
Atlantic Tent Roundtable Lunch
Paepcke Gallery Roundtable Lunch
Atlantic Tent Roundtable Lunch
Paepcke Gallery Roundtable Lunch
Atlantic Tent Roundtable Lunch
Atlantic Tent Roundtable Lunch
Roundtable Lunch
Roundtable Lunch
Case Study: James Madison’s ‘Federal Negative’ and the Making of the US Constitution *Sign Up Required*
Roundtable Lunch
Case Study: James Madison’s ‘Federal Negative’ and the Making of the US Constitution *Sign Up Required*
Roundtable Lunch
Roundtable Lunch
Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion Roundtable Lunches
Roundtable Lunch
Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion Roundtable Lunches
Roundtable Lunch
Comcast NBCUniversal Roundtable Lunches
Roundtable Lunch
Comedy Night @ Aspen Ideas Festival
Roundtable Lunch
Comedy Night @ Aspen Ideas Festival
Roundtable Lunch
Coral: Rekindling Venus
Roundtable Lunch
Coral: Rekindling Venus
Saving Our Coral Reefs: A Virtual Reality Dive Experience
Coral: Rekindling Venus
Southern Company Presents: From Office Park to Cultural Experience—Designing the Corporate Campus of the Future
Coral: Rekindling Venus
Southern Company Presents: New American Security—A Greener, Cleaner Military
How to Be Effective Politically in a Polarized World
Toyota Presents: Doing More With Less in a Complex World
Immersive Storytelling: The Power of Virtual Reality
Walton Family Foundation Presents: Revitalizing the Bloodline of a Community—How Investments in Biking Trails Can Strengthen Community Ties
Water Solutions Bubbling Up from Down Under
Is Our Lifeblood at Risk?
Festival 1 and Festival 2