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

The principal solution to climate change challenges lies with a transformation to an all-of-the-above low carbon energy... See more
Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to start his second five-year term when the 19th Party Congress convenes in... See more
Activist Dolores Huerta, recipient of the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist... See more
We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution — one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will... See more
Join Dan Porterfield, Margaret Low, Peggy Clark, and Katie Drasser to kick off the Spotlight Health Festival, featuring... See more
Development in the Global South is fundamentally about dignity – the dignity of people, of planet, and of all life. In... See more

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