Festival Updates

Jun 30, 2014
Need To Know Now! Could We Make Even the Worst Jobs, Great Jobs? with MIT professor Zeynop Ton will be in the Koch Building, Lauder Room at 12pm. 10 for 10! Don't miss your chance to purchase a collection of art featuring the work and quotes of luminaries who've come to the Aspen Ideas Festival throughout the last decade. "Ideas in a Box," is a celebratory retrospective including prints by Chuck Close, Frank Gehry, and Isa Catto, among others, coupled with quotes by Yo-Yo Ma,...
Jun 29, 2014
Need To Know Now! NEWS FLASH! Aaron Sorkin will no longer be able to attend the Festival. Stay tuned for replacement programming at Belly Up this evening. New Session! Superpedestrian Founder Assaf Biderman discusses The Copenhagen Wheel: How Design and Robotics Come Together at the Koch Building’s Lauder Room, at 12pm. Civic Engagement, for Good (formerly at 1:20pm) will now be at 10:20am in the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room. Learning for a New...
Jun 28, 2014
Need To Know Now! New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been added to the panel Imagining 2024: Urban America. At Greenwald Pavilion, 2:40pm. ZeroDivide President and CEO Tessie Guillermo and Aspen Institute Vice President and Ascend Executive Director Anne Mosle will join Michele Norris’ The Race Card Project: Say What? session tonight at 7:30p at Belly Up. Take Note Bits and Bites! Come to the Pepsico Cafe at the Mayer Courtyard to enjoy eats, drinks, and fun from 8...
Jun 27, 2014
Need To Know Now! 10 for 10! Don't miss your chance to purchase a collection of art featuring the work and quotes of luminaries who've come to the Aspen Ideas Festival throughout the last decade. "Ideas in a Box," is a celebratory retrospective including prints by Chuck Close, Frank Gehry, and Isa Catto, among others, coupled with quotes by Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, and David Brooks, to name a few. Available at the Ticket Gallery and the Bookstore. Take Note Get Started...
Jun 26, 2014
Need To Know Now! Conscious Global Leadership founder Tara Sheahan joins the Future of Wellness: Con - necting Mind, Body, and Spirit with Poonacha Machaiah, Rod Stryker, and Gina Murdock. At the Hotel Jerome, 12pm-1pm Come hear the Vitality Institute Executive Director Derek Yach with Esther Dyson, Howard Koh, David Reese, and Julie Rovner on the panel Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Case for Prevention. Today: At the Paepcke Auditorium, 2:40pm-3:40pm Gain Health Agriculture...
Jun 25, 2014
A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. At the Aspen Ideas Festival 2014, a Museum of Ideas will pop-up from June 27-July 3 on the Aspen Meadows campus, reflecting the Festival theme of Imagining 2024. The museum will feature objects that represent the achievements, challenges and opportunities of the future. To participate in the Museum of Ideas, just bring a small object, drawing, design, photo or description that represents the...
Jun 25, 2014
Need To Know Now! US Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and former US Ambassador to United Nations Economic and Social Council Betty King will join the discussion Women's Health: The Unfinished Revolution. Today: At Paepcke Auditorium, 10:20am Find out which US towns and cities are transforming health by bringing together a broad range of partners to improve health outcomes for their residents. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will name its winners at a...
Jun 24, 2014
Need To Know Now! Don't miss Med School 101's new speaker Amy Huebschmann, MD, who will speak about the latest in women's health research. The University of Colorado professor is an expert in "Exercise as Medicine." Today: At the Limelight Hotel, 5:30pm-6:30pm Take Note Get Started Today! Count your steps at each session of the Aspen Ideas Festival with a complimentary Mount Sinai pedometer, then enter to win a Nike+ Fuel Band SE by submitting a photo of your total steps on...
Jun 19, 2014
In addition to our traditional format of Plenary sessions, Tutorials, and Aspen Exchanges, here are additional sessions that you won’t want to miss:The Aspen LecturesGet in-depth access to some of the world’s greatest minds with this interdisciplinary daily series that will explore topics ranging from the Big Bang to representative democracy to Shakespeare.Your Turn: The Ideas into Action SeriesIn this special breakfast series, you’ll join Institute experts for interactive, in...
Jun 13, 2014
Books, books, and more books! Each year, Aspen Ideas speakers and their prolific writing astound us. Now there are more ways than ever to browse and choose books from those who will be presenting at the Festival.Here on our website, check out the AIF Bookstore.New this year, you can find an assortment of books by AIF speakers on our page on iBooks.As always, there will be a physical bookstore on campus during the Festival, as well as book talks and signings by an assortment of speakers.Happy...

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