Afternoon of Conversation

The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. Big thinkers and doers will engage serious ideas about their work, our world, and the future. (Doors at 1:30 PM. All backpacks, purses, and bags will be subject to a bag check.)

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: World

More people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II, leaving an... See more
While more than 100 countries have adopted democracy over the last two centuries, it’s already been a decade since... See more
Following all-but-unopposed reelections this year, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin both appear to be... See more
The spring of 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has gone on long... See more
Historically, globalization has been characterized by cross-border flows of resources and products. Financial exchanges... See more
Lost amid the coverage of China’s rise is the incredible story of the billions of young people coming of age in India,... See more

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