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

From election meddling to new US sanctions to close calls between fighter planes over the Baltic Sea, the US-Russia... See more
Against a backdrop of rising populism, weakening of traditional political parties, and a rejection of establishment... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist of the... See more
Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, shares takeaways from her experiences working the... See more
The rise of radicalization and violent extremism is a worldwide threat that seems to defy military solutions and cannot... See more

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