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Aspen Ideas brings together scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators, activists, and other great thinkers. They present, debate, and discuss some of the most important and fascinating ideas and issues of our time.

Aspen Ideas 2020 Canceled

After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival. We choose to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, and countless volunteers, and signal our respect for those both locally and globally who are struggling with the consequences of this outbreak.

Read more about our response.

• Questions? Read our FAQ page.

• Did you purchase a pass to the 2020 Festival? Here are your purchased pass options.

Ideas for Everyone — 2020 Programming

Planning Aspen Ideas is a year-round effort, and our team has put a tremendous amount of time and energy into programming. While electing to cancel the formal Festival, we are refocusing our energies on exploring new and different ways to bring ideas and conversations to you. Learn more about what we have in store for Aspen Ideas 2020 programming.

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