Watch Highlights from the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

Jun 30, 2018

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

Jun 27, 2018

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

Jun 24, 2018

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.

Millennial Pass: The Details

May 29, 2018
The Millennial Pass allows users to attend a variety of discussions at the Aspen Ideas Festival and Spotlight Health.
The Millennial Pass is being offered again this year for select Spotlight Health and Aspen Ideas Festival sessions. The pass is available to people ages 18 to 35 who live in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Books from Our 2018 Speakers

May 24, 2018

The Aspen Ideas Festival team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. Their books will be highlighted in talks at the Festival and available at the campus bookstore.