Festival Updates

Jul 12, 2017
 Aspen Ideas 2017 brought thoughtful discussion and unique perspectives to the questions and issues facing the world today. Thought leaders weighed in on health, politics, morality, technology, global affairs, and more. Sessions were recorded and can be found on our website. (More will be added over the coming weeks, so check back often). In addition, our speakers wrote dozens of guest blogs, covering online hate speech, robots and ethics, and a post-factual era in politics, to name a few...
Jul 01, 2017
Brought to you byBreaking News:The Future of Intelligence will now be held at 10:20 am in the Koch Tent.War and Moral Choices: Personal, Policy, and Institutional Dimensions will be held at 12:00 pm in the Koch Tent.A new segment is added to the Closing Session! Ben Domenech and Peter Wehner will discuss How Can We Make Our Public Discourse More Productive? with Michael Gerson as moderator.Thank You!We hope you enjoyed your time at the Aspen Ideas Festival and that we can see you next year back...
Jun 30, 2017
Brought to you by Breaking News: Andrea Mitchell will join Why Young People Need Global Education at 12:00 pm in the Koch Building, Booz Allen Hamilton Room. Molly Ball and Amy Walter will be joining Jon Lovett for Pod Save America Live at the Hotel Jerome Ballroom at 8:30 pm. Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau will not be hosting. Tomorrow: wake up with some music at Tuning In: Classical Music and the Creative Mind (Live Performance and Discussion) at the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room at...
Jun 29, 2017
Brought to you by Breaking News: Tommy Vietor will no longer join Pandemics and the Existential Threat to Global Security at 5:30 pm in the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom. Ross Andersen is now the moderator. Ruth Gates, David Monsma, and Laurence Tubiana will join Deep Dive: Global Climate Solutions after Paris in the Paepcke Auditorium at 1:15 pm. Exclusive Film Access! Attendees can view the award-winning documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman online. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film...
Jun 28, 2017
Brought to you by Breaking News: Melody Barnes will join Funders on the Front Lines at 12:00 pm in the Koch Building, Lauder Room. Gina Raimondo will not join the Afternoon of Conversation in the Benedict Music Tent from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Sign Up for this Session! Harvard Business School professor David Moss leads a case study that will explore one of James Madison’s most controversial proposals at the Constitutional Convention. Sign up with a concierge for the session happening at 10:...
Jun 27, 2017
Brought to you by Breaking News: New session added! Visit the Paepcke Library at 10:20 am to listen to William D. Budinger and Mickey Edwards discuss how to Tear Down This Wall that's dividing America The Roundtable Lunch at 12:00 pm, What Will It Take to Overcome Gang Violence in our Cities? is canceled. Elizabeth Alexander will interview David Isay at The America I Have Come To Know through Storycorps at 4:15 pm in the Paepcke Auditorium Don't Miss! Southern Company is hosting an...
Jun 26, 2017
Brought to you byBreaking News:In Dispatches from the Front Lines of American Democracy in Paepcke Auditorium at 10:20 am, Joshua Stein will not be on the panel.Carey Myers will replace Zia Khan in the Marble Garden Tent for a Roundtable Lunch on What Is Our Moral Obligation to Tackle Food Waste? at 12:00 pm.James Fallows will be joining Graeme Wood in the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom to discuss What Turns a Skater Kid from Colorado into a Fighter for ISIS? at 5:30 pm.The session Is Civil Discourse...
Jun 25, 2017
Thank You for an Incredible Spotlight Health! We've loved having you join us in Aspen for conversations that matter, and we hope to see you next year! Aspen Ideas Festival kicks off with the Welcome and Conversations at 5:00 pm in the Greenwald Pavilion. Start Your Festival With a Film Screening: One third of the world's food is thrown away before it even reaches the plate. Tonight in the Paepcke Auditorium, watch Wasted: The Story of Food Waste starting at 7:45 pm to change how you buy,...
Jun 24, 2017
Namaste: Breathe in the mountain air with Morning Yoga every day at 7:00 am in Anderson Park and take some time to reflect. Did You Know: With the token you received in your swag bag, you can choose a Colorado-based health organization to receive a donation on your behalf from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Just stop by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation exhibit and use your token to vote for the organization of your choice for a healthy Colorado. Stop by the Mount Sinai tent for a...
Jun 23, 2017
Conversations That Move: Does the solution to mounting chronic stress lie in simply creating more connections? Find out at Creative Tensions: Creating Connection in a Divided World in the Hines Room in the Kresge Building at 10:20 am. Creative Tensions is not a panel; it’s a conversation that moves. Moderated by IDEO’s Fred Dust, it’s a fresh approach to group dialogue that encourages openness and inspires empathy. Late Breaker: New session alert! Visit the Koch Tent at 5:30 pm to listen...

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