Festival Updates

Aug 14, 2013
As children around the country head back to school, a majority of educators are adjusting curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards, a near-universal set of academic criteria inspired by standards from the world’s highest performing countries. Adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, some argue that the CCSS amounts to a federal takeover of education. Former chancellor of NYC’s department of education Joel Klein says, in the clip above, that no matter the...
Aug 07, 2013
Do creative projects need a gatekeeper? Has crowdsourcing changed what we call "art" for the better or worse? Perry Chen, CEO of Kickstarter, discusses the matter here with Walter Isaacson. Watch the entire session here.Watch Full SessionsAs always, there are many full sessions available to watch on our website from the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival (and Festivals past). Following is a list of full-length videos now available.Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project...
Aug 01, 2013
brightcove.createExperiences(); Does the growing economy discredit the Republican economic model of lower taxes and less regulation? Elaine L. Chao, 24th secretary of labor, says no. Chao disputes that the economy is actually coming back. The questions we should be asking, according to Chao: Why hasn't the economy bounced back faster? What is holding back the full recovery? Watch the entire session here.Watch Full...
Jul 25, 2013
Is the new trend of “binge viewing” television shows, like Netflix’s House of Cards affecting storytelling? James L. Brooks, writer/producer of some of television’s most influential programs—The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, The Simpsons—shares his somewhat surprising take, here, on the new revolution sweeping episodic shows. Watch the entire video here.Watch Full SessionsAs always, there are many full sessions available to watch on our website from the...
Jul 18, 2013
Do you have a rich inner life? If not, can you create one? David Brooks on the themes that recur throughout history for the people who have rich emotional and intellectual lives. Watch the 3-minute clip above; or settle in for the entire video.WATCH FULL SESSIONSAs always, there are many full sessions available to watch on our website from the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival (and Festivals past). Following is a list of full-length videos now available.Why are You the One Who Got the Election Right?...
Jul 16, 2013
For over 60 years, the Aspen Institute has been the nation's premier gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.In a ground-breaking extension of its mandate to create opportunities for deep dialogue, the Aspen Institute now seeks to engage a broader audience in a discussion of some of the significant ideas and issues that touch all parts...
Jul 15, 2013
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways:Seminars, which help participants reflect on what they think makes a good society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face.Young-...
Jul 02, 2013
DON’T MISS! At 10:20AM, come to the Planetarium in the Buckminster Fuller Dome for the live show “The Great Transition Begins” and learn about using natural principles to find a new equilibrium among people, beetles, fire, and trees in Western North America.Also in the Planetarium, at 12PM, go dancing with the stars. Come dance beneath the cosmos. Internationally renowned tango instructor Heather Morrow teaches the relationship between human bodies and the music of...
Jul 01, 2013
LIVE AT NOON! At 12PM in the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, and Congressman Eric Cantor join in conversation with moderator Lynda Resnick on the Seismic Shift in Our Schools: College Prep, Career Readiness, and the Common Core RevolutionFind out the latest tech coming to a vehicle near you. Come to the Paepcke Auditorium at 12PM to hear Toyota VP Chris Hostetter in conversation The New York Times’...
Jun 30, 2013
LIVE AT NOON! College Prep, Career Readiness, and the Common Core Revolution. Find out the latest tech coming to a vehicle near you. Come to the Paepcke Auditorium at 12PM to hear Toyota VP Chris Hostetter in conversation The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin. Also at 12PM, come hear what the creator of the iPod and iPhone is working on next. Tony Fadell will speak with Jerry Murdock about NEST, a thermostat that helps manage daily energy consumption, save real money, and importantly,...

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