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Event Overview: Aspen Ideas: Health

By creating a forum to share knowledge and experience, Aspen Ideas: Health offers a unique opportunity to turn ideas into action and carve pathways toward better health for all. Join us!

Not Your Ordinary Health Conference

With its unsurpassed rich and creative programming, Aspen Ideas: Health is THE health gathering not to be missed. Our global community of over 1,000 attendees – including healthcare and public health practitioners, researchers, business leaders, policymakers, advocates, artists, and journalists – gathers each summer on the Aspen Institute’s awe-inspiring Colorado campus to elevate and accelerate bold approaches to better health for all.

As the opening segment of the renowned Aspen Ideas Festival, the 3-day event is designed to engage you in challenging conversations, introduce you to extraordinary innovations, and guide you on deep dives into the transformations that lie ahead. The unique format encourages interactivity among attendees and speakers in formal and informal settings. Lectures, panel discussions, and interviews fill the schedule, and morning yoga, nature hikes, and cultural offerings enrich this one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Get a feel for the Aspen Ideas: Health experience:

Aspen Ideas Health
Brilliant Minds. Bold Approaches. Better Health.

Join the Conversation

The 11th annual Aspen Ideas: Health event will take place from June 20-23, 2024 – and we hope you'll join us. Registration will open in November 2023 and passes will include:

  • Access to 60+ unique content sessions in venues that celebrate the natural landscape
  • Enriching activities, such as yoga, guided nature walks, and art tours
  • Opportunities to network with fellow attendees, speakers, and staff
  • Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and an opening reception
  • A special Aspen Ideas bag
  • Travel concierge support to assist you in exploring your lodging options

Student and Group (3+ people) rates are also available. Please reach out to us at aih@aspeninstitute.org to inquire about these special pass rates.

Programming & Speakers

Aspen Ideas: Health is known for bringing together an exceptional mix of visionary thinkers and innovative doers across a range of disciplines and viewpoints. Together, we explore big ideas and discuss actionable solutions to today's biggest challenges in health, medicine, and science. From sun up to sun down, attendees are able to choose from an array of sessions and activities, including main stage conversations, book talks and signings, film screenings, morning yoga, guided nature walks, networking receptions, and so much more!

Program Tracks: Each year, the Health program is designed around timely and intriguing themes. Learn more about the 2023 tracks– and sign up for updates on the 2024 tracks and other key announcements.

Speakers: Each year, over 150 inspiring leaders take the stage at Aspen Ideas: Health. Check out the 2023 Health speaker line up. Our speaker nomination form for the 2024 event will open in the fall of 2023.

Agenda: The Health agenda features over 60 timely and thought-provoking sessions, plus daily activities that celebrate the unparalleled Rocky Mountain setting. Take a look at the 2023 Health agenda for a sense of how you'll spend your days.

Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

Aspen Ideas: Health partnered with the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower to offer continuing education credits for healthcare professionals who attended the 2023 event. Learn more.

Planning Your Trip to Aspen

Hotels in Aspen book quickly, so we encourage attendees to make their reservations early to secure a space that best meets their needs. See our lodging list for some options, as well as contact information for local travel specialists who are available to assist you, if needed. Reservations should be booked directly with the property of your choosing.

Partnership with NBCUniversal News Group

NBCUniversal News Group returned as our media partner for Aspen Ideas: Health 2023, collaborating to create engaging and informative content featuring NBC's top talent, share “Aspen Ideas” with new audiences across a range of NBCUniversal platforms from NBC Nightly News to Noticias Telemundo, and promote the kinds of ideas that address and inspire our collective future.


Please reach out to our Aspen Ideas: Health team at aih@aspeninstitute.org to help answer your questions about the event or to explore sponsorship opportunities. 

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