Aspen Ideas Festival Underwriters

Underwriters of the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival represent some of the foremost organizations in the U.S. and around the world. We are proud to present their ideas, their executives, and their important work in the following pages.
At Southern Company, we believe in the power of energy. Clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy improves lives, strengthens communities and provides hope that tomorrow’s opportunities outweigh today’s challenges.
Building the future of energy is not just our aspiration; it is our promise to the customers and communities we are privileged to serve. Over a century of experience, a track record of success and a culture of innovation make Southern Company America’s premier energy company. From our neighbors in the South to our partners in Silicon Valley, we strive to be a citizen wherever we serve and bigger than our bottom line—valuing people over profit and results over rhetoric.
The Southern Company family includes 19 states, 9 million utility customers and 32,000 employees; one of our nation’s largest low and zero-carbon portfolios; a nationally recognized provider of distributed energy solutions; and innovative partnerships with companies like Tesla, Google and Nest.
By developing the full portfolio of energy resources, investing in innovation and infrastructure and placing customers at the center of everything we do, Southern Company is creating jobs, growing the economy and building the future of energy—both for our communities and our nation.