2024 Schedule

Thursday, June 20th
Thursday, June 20th
7:30pm–08:30pm MDT
2024 Health
What the Health: Election 2024 (live podcast recording)

In a live podcast recording, health policy journalists talk about hot-button health issues and what they mean for the upcoming election. From the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and prescription drug prices to reproductive rights, gender-affirming care, and veterans’ health, some issues are particularly resonant in local elections, others could have implications for presidential and congr...

Paepcke Auditorium
Friday, June 21st
5:15pm–05:45pm MDT
2024 Health
Sip and Sign with Authors

Meet the authors! Purchase a book from the on-site local bookstore Explore Booksellers and get your copy signed by the author.

Marble Garden Tent
5:15pm–07:00pm MDT
2024 Health
Evenings at Aspen Ideas: Health

Listen to live music and enjoy dinner from local food trucks, along with a selection of wine, cocktails, and mocktails. Contribute to the community mural project with artist Brandon Hill and spend some time relaxing in the wellness lounge.

Marble Garden Tent
7:00pm–08:00pm MDT
2024 Health
Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

AI is transforming health, with implications for early disease detection, diagnostic accuracy, medical decision making, precision surgery, and personalized treatments. By speeding data collection and analysis, it can accelerate research, refine drug development, identify disease outbreaks, and enhance remote patient monitoring. But efficiency is not a substitute for empathy, and AI cannot replicat...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
Saturday, June 22nd
5:15pm–05:45pm MDT
2024 Health
Sip and Sign with Authors

Meet the authors! Purchase a book from the on-site local bookstore Explore Booksellers and get your copy signed by the author.

Marble Garden Tent
5:15pm–07:00pm MDT
2024 Health
Evenings at Aspen Ideas: Health

Listen to live music and enjoy dinner from local food trucks, along with a selection of wine, cocktails, and mocktails. Contribute to the community mural project with artist Brandon Hill and spend some time relaxing in the wellness lounge.

Marble Garden Tent
7:00pm–08:00pm MDT
2024 Health
Will Psychedelics Go Mainstream?

Scientific investigation is laser focused on psychedelics to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ease end-of-life anxiety, and address mental health challenges, including addiction. The FDA has issued draft guidelines to drug sponsors studying psychedelic-assisted therapy, but is unlikely to approve MDMA (aka, Ecstasy) for use in PTSD care. As regulators ponder, policymakers are talking a...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
Monday, June 24th
5:15pm–05:45pm MDT
2024 Festival
Meet the Authors and Book Signings

The Aspen Ideas Festival is proud to showcase the outstanding writing of our speakers. Please join us in the Marble Garden Tent to meet and converse with these talented authors: Jonathan Blitzer and additional names to be announced.

Marble Garden Tent
5:15pm–10:30pm MDT
2024 Festival
Evenings at Ideas

Gather in the Marble Garden for hosted dinner & drinks, with international cuisine by Aspen’s favorite food trucks, wine by JUSTIN and Graham + Fisk’s Wine-In-A-Can, craft non-alcoholic cocktails by Free Spirits, and a cash bar for more options. Don’t miss the Aspen Ideas session in McNulty, followed by live “Music in the Garden” and a nightcap in our own West End Social Lounge. See Agenda for mor...

Marble Garden Lawn
6:00pm–06:40pm MDT
2024 Festival
Culinary Conversation + Tasting

Plant-based burgers have a long and checkered history, but Beyond Meat — driven by founder Ethan Brown, a Henry Crown Fellow — has changed perceptions, menus and the way plant-based foods taste. In this session, Brown serves up market knowledge, as well as samples of a brand-new, simple-ingredient burger with heart-friendly avocado oil

Prudential Financial Pavilion at the Marble Garden Lawn
7:00pm–08:00pm MDT
2024 Festival
A League of Your Own: Investing in Pro Sports

Two legends — a baseball superstar and a Wall Street titan — discuss how they are leveraging their passion for professional sports as a team stakeholder and an owner.

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
8:00pm–09:00pm MDT
2024 Festival
Music in the Garden: Son Little

Aaron Earl Livingston — better known as Son Little — revolutionizes the modern understanding and expectation of R&B sound. He plays a solo set based on his latest album, “Like Neptune.”

Marble Garden Tent
9:00pm–10:30pm MDT
2024 Festival
Nightcap

Let the conversations continue at the new West End Social bar on campus.

West End Social
Tuesday, June 25th
5:15pm–05:45pm MDT
2024 Festival
Meet the Authors and Book Signings

The Aspen Ideas Festival is proud to showcase the outstanding writing of our speakers. Please join us in the Marble Garden Tent to meet and converse with these talented authors: Griffin Dunne and Adam Gopnik

Marble Garden Tent
5:15pm–06:00pm MDT
2024 Festival
Meet the Artists: Starn Brothers

Over the course of the Festival, Doug and Mike Starn and their team construct a tower of 800 bamboo poles, lashed together without tools, scaffolds or even a plan. The sculpture grows organically, randomly and collaboratively, creating a performance of interdependence. Speak with the artists to learn more about their process.

Anderson Park
5:15pm–10:30pm MDT
2024 Festival
Evenings at Ideas

Gather in the Marble Garden for hosted dinner & drinks, with international cuisine by Aspen’s favorite food trucks, wine by JUSTIN and Graham + Fisk’s Wine-In-A-Can, craft non-alcoholic cocktails by Free Spirits, and a cash bar for more options. Don’t miss the Aspen Ideas session in McNulty, followed by live “Music in the Garden” and a nightcap in our own West End Social Lounge. See Agenda for mor...

Marble Garden Lawn
6:00pm–06:40pm MDT
2024 Festival
Culinary Conversation and Tasting

As traditional restaurants struggle, Reverence NYC is flourishing as a Black-owned tasting-menu restaurant with a “Harlem for Harlem” ethos. Its food is legendary, and its chef has become a voice for restaurant owners and workers. Chef Jackson will share a wild rice dish — a delicious part of his quest for zero food waste — from his new Cali x Reverence restaurant.

Prudential Financial Pavilion at the Marble Garden Lawn
7:00pm–08:00pm MDT
2024 Festival
Climate of Hope

Amid the stark realities of our planet's degradation, there are bright glimmers of hope in conservation efforts around the world. Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier use masterful storytelling and breathtaking imagery to show audiences a future in which humanity works in harmony with nature to preserve our planet for coming generations.

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
8:00pm–09:00pm MDT
2024 Festival
Music in the Garden: Wildermiss

Indie-rock band Wildermiss brings driving, danceable music to the wilderness of the Marble Garden.

Marble Garden Tent
9:00pm–10:30pm MDT
2024 Festival
Nightcap

Let the conversations continue at the new West End Social bar on campus.

West End Social
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