Festival Updates

Sep 12, 2017
 Using Music to Slow Down & HealWhen he’s not leading the band on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste teaches kids with asthma and Attention Deficit Disorder how to use music therapy to regulate their pulse and breath. How does music therapy work? Join in as Batiste leads the Spotlight Health audience through a centering practice.  Podcast: CRISPR — A Crack in Creation CRISPR is the cheapest, simplest, and most effective way of manipulating DNA. It...
Aug 18, 2017
In an age defined by disruption and transformation, compromise and conflict, it's important to step back and reflect on the big questions that define us and our society. These talks will challenge your thinking. To Persuade Others Pay Attention to Their ValuesA pair of scientists discovered people tend to make arguments that appeal to the ethical code of their own side rather than the values of those they are trying to persuade. LISTENWhom Can We Trust?The media collapsed this year to...
Jul 31, 2017
 Kate Darling, a researcher at MIT Media Lab, speaks at Aspen Ideas 2017. Many of the discussions at the Aspen Ideas Festival followed the news of the day. But sometimes we need a break from the headlines. These talks will challenge your mind and entertain.Why do people feel emotional connections to lifelike machines? Kate Darling, a research specialist at MIT Media Lab, explores emotional responses humans have towards robots. Watch the excerpt.Can a resurrected woolly mammoth, a...
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...

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