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2020 Festival

On-Site Registration

Once you’ve arrived on campus, check in at the registration desk in the Ideas Pavilion, which is located in the Paepcke parking lot outside of Paepcke Auditorium. You will receive a Festival pass, gift bag, agenda and additional information and updates. Passes must be worn at all times when you are on the Aspen Institute campus or attending Festival programming in town.

Hours of On-Site Registration (2020 Festival)


Wednesday, June 24, 10 AM

Programming starts in the afternoon.

Festival 1

Saturday, June 27, 12:30 PM

Start your Festival experience with Preview Sessions. The Opening and Welcome Session follows Preview Sessions — it's the official opening of your event. Finally, join us for an Opening Reception. Times for these opening day events will be announced closer to the Festival.

Festival 2

Tuesday, June 30, 11 AM

Programming starts with a Picnic Lunch followed by the Afternoon of Conversation, which is the kickoff session for your event. Times will be announced closer to the Festival.


Your pass gives you access to all on-campus and in-town Festival programming including plenaries, lectures, breakouts, evening sessions, and more. Please remember to wear your pass at all times. Do you have a friend or family member who doesn't have a pass and wants to attend an in-town session? Limited public tickets for in-town sessions go on sale in mid-June 2020.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early. Seats fill quickly!

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