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2019 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


Thursday, June 20, 10 AM

Programming starts in the afternoon.

Festival 1

Sunday, June 23, 12:30 PM

Preview Sessions begin at 2 PM. The Opening and Welcome Session begins at 3:15 PM (doors open at 2:45 PM). Join us for an Opening Reception following the Opening and Welcome Session.

Festival 2

Wednesday, June 26, 10 AM

Programming starts with a Picnic Lunch at 12:40 PM followed by the Afternoon of Conversation at 3 PM.


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 at 9 am (MDT) on June 14th at the Wheeler Box Office.

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

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