Young Adult Forum 2018

Aspen Young Adult Forum participants enjoy an energizing day of ideas custom-made for youth.

2019 Young Adult Forum at the Aspen Ideas Festival

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. The event explores big questions while empowering youth to build relationships and network with one another as well as with known advocates who have turned their passions into purpose.

This year, attendees are also invited to also attend Common Presents: Let Love — An Expression of Art, Words, and Song, following the Forum at the Harris Concert Hall on the Aspen Meadows campus. In a theatrical, musical, audience-engaging production, Common presents messages of love, forgiveness, healing, and celebration, in his own unique style. Inspired by his very personal memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word, Common takes you on his journey from the opening monologue to a live band concert. This limited-run show is an inspiring, emotional and uplifting experience you don’t want to miss.


3:30 Doors open

4:00 Program begins

6:00 Reception (light dinner provided)

6:45 Walk to Harris Concert Hall

7:00 Common Presents: Let Love — An Expression of Art, Words, and Song

8:00 Attendees depart from the Benedict Music Tent parking lot


Tickets are $15 per person. Use this registration link to purchase tickets. Scholarships are available upon request. Please use the registration link to request a scholarship.

Please note that there is no available parking on campus during the Aspen Ideas Festival. Please ride RFTA, a WE-cycle bike, or catch one of the Ideas Festival shuttles from town to our campus. Participants and guardians are responsible for getting students to and from the Aspen Institute campus.

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