Afternoon of Conversation 2018

Join us for dozens of conversations from Aspen Ideas: Health and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Public tickets are on sale now. In addition, see information below about the Young Adult Pass.

Ideas for Everyone

The Aspen Ideas Festival 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. Join us for this enlivening dialogue!

2019 Ticket Information

Public tickets are available for 80-plus sessions at Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival. View the schedule. In addition, look for a Public Tickets Guide at the Wheeler Opera House and in various locations in Aspen.

Tickets go on sale at 9 AM MT, Friday, June 14, 2019 through the Wheeler Opera House box office in person, by phone at (970) 920-5770, and online at The schedule and presenters are subject to change.

Download the Public Ticket Guide

The Public Tickets Guide, which features events with prices ranging from $12 to $100, is available for download: Public Tickets Guide.

Young Adult Pass

The Aspen Ideas Festival Young Adult Pass (formerly the Millennial Pass) provides adults ages 18-35 the opportunity to engage in Aspen’s premier annual event at an affordable price. 

With the Young Adult Pass, you get access to conversations at various venues in town:

• All breakfast, early evening, and late evening sessions at the Hotel Jerome and the St. Regis Aspen

• All sessions in the Wheeler Opera House

• All sessions at the Belly Up

Breakfast sessions are at 8 AM. Early evening sessions are at 5:30 PM. Late evening sessions are at 7 PM and 8:30 PM.

How much is the Young Adult Pass?

Aspen Ideas: Health June 20-23 $49

Aspen Ideas Festival June 23-29 $149

How can I buy one?

Young Adult Passes go on sale Friday, June 14 at 9 am at

Picking up your pass

Purchased passes can be picked up at the Wheeler Opera House on the day your Festival begins. Photo ID for proof of age is required upon pick up. Passes are non-transferable and some blackout sessions will apply.

Young Adult Forum - Wednesday, June 26

The Young Adult Forum welcomes youth between the ages of 14-22 for an interactive and inspiring afternoon that includes presentations, discussions, performances, panels, and opportunities to engage with other young people and world-class speakers from the Aspen Ideas Festival stage. The Forum takes place on Wednesday, June 26, from 4 - 6:30 pm. Find additional details.

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