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: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: World

Some nations implode; others explode, and in the United States, we are witnessing unprecedented political turmoil in... See more
Never before have we seen such an explosion of interest in our food--what's in it, who produced it, where it came... See more
The internet changes lives, but only 3.2 billion people are online. What will it take to connect the next billion, and... See more
While the public once considered the digital world merely a space for communication and information access, perhaps we... See more
China’s economy is slowing and the world has no choice but to pay attention. And in Beijing, Xi Jinping’s... See more
One in nine people on Earth does not get enough food to lead a healthy, active life. Entrepreneurs, policymakers, and... See more

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