Bezos Scholars Will Attend Aspen Ideas

May 21, 2018
The 2017 Bezos Scholars pose with Movement Art Is (M.A.I.) co-founders Charles "Lil Buck" Riley and Jon Boogz after a conversation at Aspen Ideas about dance as a platform for social justice.
This June, the Bezos Scholars Program celebrates its 14th year at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The Future Is in Good Hands. These Kids Prove It.

High School students in Philadelphia celebrate after learning they earned a trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Guns as a Public Health Issue

Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks with journalist Judy Woodruff at Spotlight Health in June of 2017.
In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, questions about how to prevent gun violence are resurfacing among politicians, citizens, and public health officials. For years, former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has called gun deaths a public health crisis.

What Would MLK Say About Today's America?

Walter Isaacson speaks with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Best Podcasts from Aspen Ideas

Podcast listeners in 2017 heard about technology, politics, loneliness, and creativity in our Aspen Ideas to Go podcast. The weekly show curates onstage discussions for your listening enjoyment. Here’s a taste of top talks.

How We Can Listen Across Divides

David Isay at the Aspen Ideas Festival in the summer of 2017.
David Isay, founder of the oral storytelling project StoryCorps, once said that in this moment where our country feels ripped down the middle, “there’s a way, I think, to have civil, thoughtful co