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2022 Festival

Event Overview: Aspen Ideas Festival

Save the dates! Aspen Ideas will return to Aspen, Colorado June 25 - July 1, 2022. Passes go on sale January 12, 2022.

Aspen Ideas Festival Returns to In-Person Programming in 2022

The Aspen Ideas Festival will return to our campus in the Rocky Mountains June 25 - July 1, 2022. The Festival is broken up into two sections.

*Festival 1: June 25 - 28
*Festival 2: June 28 - July 1

Aspen Ideas: Health will also be held in-person on our campus prior to the Festival, June 22 - 25, 2022.

Passes go on sale Wednesday, January 12, 2022 on our websiteSign up to receive updates.

A Public Conference

Anyone may purchase a pass to attend — the Aspen Ideas Festival is open to all. The Festival features one-on-one interviews, panel conversations, and more.


From Aspen Lectures to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, days are filled from early morning to late evening. Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with public officials, artists, scientists, authors, business executives, scholars, economists, foreign policy specialists, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all kinds — on footpaths and sidewalks, over lunch on the lawn or coffee at the espresso bar. The intimacy of Festival gatherings renders the experience unique and unforgettable.

Program Tracks

The Festival will focus on six substantive themes that speak to this unique moment in history. Heat, Power, Connection, Trust, Money, and Beauty will guide conversations among thinkers, writers, artists, policymakers, business leaders, educators, and other visionaries from around the globe. Read more about our 2022 Program Tracks.

Partnership with NBCUniversal News Group

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be working closely with NBCUniversal News Group in 2022. As the Festival’s new media partner, we’re collaborating with NBCUniversal’s editorial team to create engaging and informative content that features NBC's top talent, share “Aspen Ideas” with new audiences across a range of NBCUniversal platforms from NBC Nightly News to Noticias Telemundo, and work together to promote the kinds of ideas that address and, we hope, inspire our collective future.

Read more in the press release.

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