Festival Updates

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,...
Jun 29, 2013
SECOND SESSION OPENING RECEPTION Following the Afternoon of Conversation, all Second Session attendees are invited to the Doerr-Hosier Center for an elegant soiree.ON CAMPUS TONIGHT! Institute Trustee Michael Eisner has brought the world premiere of the movie “About Time” to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Don’t miss this romantic comedy science fiction film from the directors of Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Make sure to get tickets and...
Jun 28, 2013
NEW LOCATIONS! ESPN’s John Skipper, Univision's César Conde, PBS’ Paula Kerger, and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons will be in conversation from 9AM to 10AM at the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room. Come hear them discuss The Digital Deluge: Will Traditional TV Companies Sink or Swim? Stay on campus for tonight’s one-on-one with ESPN’s John Skipper and The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson as they talk about what media companies can learn from sports. Grab a seat...
Jun 27, 2013
Your Vote Counts! Come listen to “Be Fearless” pitches from a select group of Aspen Scholars as they compete for a total of $30,000 in grant prizes. Join Steve and Jean Case, Melody Barnes, Jackie Bezos, and Jerry Murdock from 3:45PM to 4:45PM in the McNulty Room, where you too can text to vote for the audience favorite. TAKE NOTE!  Mount Sinai is offering complimentary on-site melanoma screenings today in the Kresge Building, Hines Foyer, from 8AM to10AM; 11:...
Jun 27, 2013
Tickets are still available (for purchase) for this spectacular live show. Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth takes audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time to the very edge of understanding.   Featuring an original score by Philip Glass,...

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