Festival Updates

Dec 08, 2018
 Internationally acclaimed economist Dambisa Moyo speaks with Kevin Delaney at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Powerful ideas can lead to substantial and impactful change. At Aspen Ideas, David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, explained his ideas on how to fix the world's refugee crisis. It's manageable, he told Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic. "People look at the scale of the problem and think it's unsolvable,...
Oct 15, 2018
 College Board President David Coleman talks about increasing access to higher education at Aspen Ideas. In June, the University of Chicago became the first top-ranked school to go test-optional. Beginning in 2023, undergraduate applicants will no longer need to submit SAT or ACT scores. University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer says the move opens access to more first-generation and low-income students. “[The decision] will encourage more students to aspire to apply,...
Aug 27, 2018
 Mark your calendars! The dates for the 2019 Spotlight Health and Aspen Ideas Festival have been announced.Spotlight Health June 20 - 23Aspen Ideas Festival June 23 - 29Passes go on sale for the Institute's Society of Fellows on November 7, 2018. Registration for the general public opens on November 14, 2018.  Fixing the Refugee Crisis More than 65 million people around the globe are either refugees, asylum seekers, or displaced within their own countries. David Miliband...
Aug 10, 2018
 Melody Barnes, visiting professor at the University of Virginia, talks about last year's white supremacist gatherings in Charlottesville. One year after a deadly white supremacist hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city continues to recover. What has Charlottesville learned, and what can it teach America about healing and resilience in a time of re-surging hate and divisiveness? In the "Aspen Ideas to Go" podcast, Slate Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle...
Jul 09, 2018
 Attendees leave a session at the Greenwald Pavilion during the Aspen Ideas Festival in June. The Aspen Ideas Festival closed its 14th year with plenty of food for thought. Throughout the 10-day convening, attendees learned about new innovations, solutions to world problems, and challenges that lie ahead. Here's how you can catch the sessions you missed.Watch and Listen on our websiteDiscover sessions linked to our Program TracksSearch a speaker and check out their talksListen on...
Jun 30, 2018
BREAKING NEWS:Join Aspen Institute CEO Dan Porterfield for a new session called The Drive for Access and Excellence in Higher Education in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room at 11:30 am.The 12:40 pm session American Democracy in 2018 has been moved to the Paepcke Auditorium.Lunch will not be served in the Bernhard Room today. Please enjoy the buffets starting at 11:50 am in the Paepcke Tent and Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion.CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIASee or hear something that you just have...
Jun 29, 2018
BREAKING NEWS:Unleashing the Power of Underserved Students will now take place in the Lauder Room at 12:00 pm.The Future of Dirty Food Roundtable at 12:00 pm has been moved to the Paepcke Tent.Meet the Author: Book Signings and Conversation will take place in the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion from 2:40 – 3:40 pm. Carl Safina will now sign books after his talk on Saturday.INSTAGRAM-WORTHYBoard a bus at the Limelight Hotel at 6:45 am tomorrow for a tour of the Maroon Bells wilderness...
Jun 28, 2018
BREAKING NEWS:Robert Lighthizer is unable to join Making Sense of US Trade with the US Trade Representative. This session has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.Technology That Empowers: The Future of Science and Exploration has been renamed Tools for Drawing People In. It starts at 10:20 am in the Kaufman Room.Meet the Author: Book Signings and Conversation will now take place in the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion from 2:40 – 3:40 pm.The Roundtable Lunch “Why...
Jun 27, 2018
BREAKING NEWS:J.D. Vance cannot join On the Road with the Rise of the Rest at 9:10 am in Greenwald Pavilion. Janine Benyus cannot attend Abundance by Design: Lessons from Nature at 10:20 am in the Lauder Room. We apologize for the inconvenience.Meet the Author: Book Signings and Conversation will now take place on the Paepcke Lawn from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. JOIN THE CONVERSATION!This year’s signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, starts at 3:00 pm in the Benedict Music Tent....
Jun 26, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: New session! Join Jonathan Capehart and Mimi Marziani for Special Briefing: Human Rights on the US-Mexico Border at 12:00 pm in the Koch Tent. We’ve moved! All Meet the Author: Book Signings and Conversations will now take place in the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion. The Roundtable Lunch: What’s Next for the Nuclear Deal with Peter Feaver has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. JOIN THE DEBATE! Can the power of Facebook and Twitter be harnessed...

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