Update, July 1

July 1

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Today's 12:00-1:00pm panel, "Defining Moment: What Does the American Dream Mean in 2015?" in the McNulty Room of the Doerr-Hosier Center, will premiere a new report on Americans' attitudes toward the American Dream, their definitions of the dream, barriers to achieving it, and hopes for the future. The panel will feature Mark Penn, Microsoft Corporation executive vice president and chief insights officer, James Bennet, co-president and editor in chief of The Atlantic, Don Baer, worldwide chair and CEO of strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller and chair of the research firm Penn Schoen Berland, and Elliot Gerson, the Institute's executive vice president of policy and public programs and international partners.

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The 8:00-8:50am session, "New Philanthropy: Looking for Solutions in All the Right Places" (part of the Aspen Policy Series), will now feature Rip Rapson, president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, in addition to Jane Wales, director of the Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. This session has also been moved to the Bernhard Room in the Aspen Meadows.

The 8:00-8:50am session, "Brain Science: Shaping A New Roadmap to Intergenerational Success" (part of the Aspen Policy Series), has been moved to the Lauder Room in the Koch Building. It will feature Jackie Bezos, co-founder and president of the Bezos Family Foundation, Ellen Galinsky, co-founder and president of the Families and Work Institute, and Anne Mosle, executive director of Ascend.

At 10:20-11:20am, as part of “How Do We Sustain Economic Growth?” Zoë Baird, CEO and president of the Markle Foundation, and Sen. Mark Warner will now join Tom Fanning, chairman, president, and CEO of the Southern Company, in the Greenwald Pavilion.

The 10:20 session “Can Big Data Manage Oceans?” has a new moderator, David Festa, vice president of the ecosystems program at the Environmental Defense Fund.


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