Since 2016, we’ve watched women rack up unprecedented wins in statehouses, city halls, and even Congress — and thousands more are throwing their hats into the ring. How did factors like Donald Trump’s win and #MeToo influence this wave, and why does the movement seem to be taking hold now? Writer Rebecca Traister (“All the Single Ladies”) leads a discussion with Christine Matthews, president of Bellwether Research and consulting; Ashley Nickloes, a candidate running for a Tennessee Congressional seat; political pollster Celinda Lake; and Michelle De La Isla, mayor of Topeka, Kansas.
Watch Highlights from the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival
Aspen Ideas Festival (including Fests 1 and 2, and the fantastic Spotlight Health session that kicked it off) included 387 sessions — and produced untold hours of video and audio, thousands of tweets and posts, millions of impressions, live broadcasts, and probably a fruitful conversation or two.
The Optimist’s Guide to Fest Two
There’s a lot of bad news out there lately. And here at Aspen Ideas Festival, you’ll see a lot of analysis of that bad news, as well as frequent sessions about fractious politics, global-scale catastrophe, and technological apocalypse. We’re trying to solve all of that stuff, but we won’t pretend it’s not a little bit of a bummer here in the meantime.
How to Spend Your Mornings at the Aspen Ideas Festival
It’s not uncommon to have a little trouble sleeping during Aspen Ideas Festival. East Coasters (and those from further east) are up early with time-change issues. Other suffer mild altitude sickness, which can cause insomnia and restlessness. And some of us are up all night working out the details of our next big idea.