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Event Overview: Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival brings brilliant leaders and thinkers from around the globe to discuss the ideas that will shape tomorrow and help us understand today.

20 Years of Ideas

The 20th edition of the Aspen Ideas Festival runs June 23 – 29, 2024 and is curated by award-winning journalist, editor, and author Tina Brown.

We invite you to attend one of two sections of the Aspen Ideas Festival:

Festival 1: June 23 – 26
Festival 2: June 26 – 29

Aspen Ideas: Health opens the Festival, June 20 – 23, 2024.

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Aspen Ideas Festival 1 and Festival 2 passes include:

  • Access to 100+ unique content sessions in venues that celebrate the natural landscape
  • Hands-on learning opportunities in workshops and field trips
  • Expert-led roundtable discussions
  • Enriching activities, such as yoga, guided nature walks, and art tours
  • Opportunities to network with fellow attendees, speakers, and moderators
  • Breakfast and lunch daily as well as culinary delights around campus
  • A special Aspen Ideas bag
  • Travel concierge support to assist you in exploring your lodging options
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Program Overview

From sunup to sundown, the Aspen Ideas Festival packs hundreds of fascinating discussions into seven days. We explore critical issues as well as uncover ideas that spark wonder. Panels, interviews, lectures and interactive sessions will delve into topics shaping the 2024 election, business and the economy, the role of art throughout all aspects of our lives, geopolitics, sports, leadership, and more. Explore our 2024 programming for an idea of the subjects we cover.

Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with people shaping the world — on footpaths and sidewalks, over lunch in the pavilion or coffee at the espresso bar, in auditoriums and in small seminar rooms. The intimacy of the Festival gatherings renders the experience unique and unforgettable.


Every year, over 300 inspiring leaders bring their big ideas to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Speakers begin to be shared in the spring, with confirmations and exciting announcements happening right up until the event. Check out the 2024 speaker lineup.


Explore the 2024 agenda and start planning your experience!

Partnership with NBCUniversal News Group

NBCUniversal News Group is the Festival’s media partner. We collaborate with NBCUniversal’s editorial team to create engaging and informative features that share Aspen Ideas across a range of NBCUniversal platforms–from NBC Nightly News to Noticias Telemundo. Their exceptional correspondents and editorial teams help Aspen Ideas spread around the globe with the hopes of inspiring dialogue and action on today’s most pressing issues.