The Patron Pass Program
Patron Passes provide access to the full Festival, June 24 - July 3. Patron Passes are available to Society of Fellows members at the President's Society level ($10,000) or above.
Patron Full Festival $11,500
*Festival 1 June 27 - 30
*Festival 2 June 30 - July 3
*Health June 24 - 27
**Note: Attendees are only permitted to purchase a Festival 1 or Festival 2 pass, therefore the only way to attend both is with the purchase of a Patron Pass.
The Festival's scholar program is supported through the generosity of the Patron Pass program and as such, a $3,500 portion of the Pass price is tax deductible.
Please contact Megan Bentzin, 970-544-7994, to upgrade your Society of Fellows membership, or if you have questions.
Find out what our speakers will be discussing. Read about our program tracks for 2020.
New Patron Benefits for 2020
Along with the usual Patron benefits of early seating at opening, closing, and in-town sessions, and reserved seating at the Afternoon of Conversation in the Benedict Music Tent, we are excited to offer the following new Patron perks in 2020.
*Reserved parking in the Aspen Meadows Garage
*Invitation to Festival Speaker Dinner, June 30
*Invitation to Patron Reception with special guests
*Invitation to Scholar Reception
*Patron-specific section on the Festival's mobile app
Champion Young and Diverse Voices
A generous portion of the Patron Pass fee supports the Aspen Ideas Festival scholar program. Selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action, scholars are key voices throughout the week and bring immeasurable vitality to the Festival.
Here's what scholars are saying about their Festival experience.
"This was an amazing experience, personally and professionally ... I was able to attend panels and other keynote discussions that exposed me to issue areas that I have never before been part of. I took away best practices and ideas for potential new solutions that seek to make our society better." — Jose Corona, director of equity and strategic partnerships for the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
"As I continue to unpack the lessons from many of the world's most acclaimed scientists, journalists, artists, and global thought leaders from the Aspen Ideas Festival — words cannot express my gratitude ... It was truly an honor to join 300 leaders from across the globe as a 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar." — Dolores Lozano, Public Relations and Media Specialist, Genesys Works
"I had genuine conversations and encounters with multiple people — scholars and attendees — that filled me with such gratitude and amazement. All of the sessions I attended were engaging and high quality ... Importantly, I felt like I belonged. It was an inclusive experience that left me full and energized." — Kari Mailloux, Program Officer, Hutchinson Community Foundation (KS)