First Look: Ideas in 2019

The count down to the Aspen Ideas Festival is on, and we’re excited to give you a first look at some of the ideas we will explore. For seven days, more than 300 thinkers and leaders will share ideas, raise challenging questions, and inspire thought to action.
What is the appropriate sacrifice in the pursuit of excellence? Bret Stephens, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, interviews awe-inspiring free solo rock climber Alex Honnold.
Can the world move beyond hatred? Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks imagines a world where the term “anti-Semitism” evaporates into history.
What’s the difference between reconciliation and forgiveness? Tara Westover, author of Educated, poses the question on Aspen’s stage like she did in her remarkable memoir.
How might our geography shape our economic future? Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, McKinsey's André Dua, and acclaimed economist Raj Chetty provide fascinating insights into their granular examinations of American opportunity.
Aspen Ideas Festival: June 23 - 29
Aspen, Colorado