UPDATE, June 25, 2016


Jackie Judd will be joining the session Deep Dive: Six FDA Commissioners Take the Stage in the Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room at 1:15 - 2:45 pm as a moderator, replacing Steve Clemons.

Changing the Game: A Conversation with Betsy Nabel in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room at 7:30 pm has been cancelled.

2016 Film Lineup

Jun 10, 2016


In the film Sonita, 18-year-old Sonita Alizadeh, an Afghan refugee in Iran, dreams of becoming a big-name rapper.

Public tickets for films go on sale June 17


Got Books? Notable Titles from 2016 Speakers

Jun 03, 2016

The Aspen Ideas Festival is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our speakers. Over 100 books will be featured in talks and at the campus bookstore. From the changing nature of work to an investigation of the modern American single women, the books cover a range of topics. Wondering what led to the discovery of gravitational waves? Or, how America’s shifting demographics will impact future elections?

First Lady Michelle Obama on Making Sports Accessible and Affordable

Submitted by mkrivonen on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:43

First Lady Michelle Obama says play, nutrition, and physical activity aren’t available to every child and, that’s a problem. Obama discusses accessibility and affordability of sports with her brother and ESPN analyst Craig Robinson. Michael Wilbon, host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, moderates the conversation.

Attendee Information Guide

2018 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars