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

Join Dan Porterfield, Margaret Low, Peggy Clark, and Katie Drasser to kick off the Spotlight Health Festival, featuring... See more
The last year has seen a clear trend toward a more authoritarian China at home and a more aggressive China overseas. As... See more
President Obama told incoming President Trump that North Korea would likely be the toughest item on his to-do list, and... See more
Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in today’s chaotic, connected world? Two visionary thinkers take you on... See more
US officials have cited North Korea as the hardest intelligence collection target in the world; the problem of... See more
The grand European experiment of a shared currency, economy, and joint governance — a Nobel Peace Prize-worthy idea... See more

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