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

This Year's Program Guide Is Digital-Only

Announcing the digital-only program guide! It has the same great preview content as in years past, but it's a much greener alternative. The program guide includes Festival track descriptions, film overviews, presenter bios, information about underwriters, and more. View below on our website, download to your tablet, or print* at home. Hard copies will not be available at Registration.

"Fascinating Experts" to Speak at 2016 Ideas Festival

May 05, 2016

More than 300 groundbreaking thinkers and leaders will be onstage at the 12th annual Aspen Ideas Festival this summer. The list of presenters was released Monday. Notable speakers include Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Yuri Milner, founder of DST Global, and Laura Bush, former US First Lady.

Behind the Scenes in the Secret Cuba Negotiations

Ben Rhodes is the assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speech writing. He spoke at Aspen Ideas 2015.

Enough to Go Around: The Ethics of Agriculture

Diane Regas, exective director of Environmental Defense Fund, speaks at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.