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

Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
The Zika virus, first identified among humans in 1952 in Uganda, began spreading across the Americas and the Caribbean... See more
The idea that investing in girls is the single most effective investment available to spur economic development and end... See more
The crises continue to mount: Euroskepticism; crippling debt and high unemployment, ascendant nationalism and failures... See more
For more than a decade, Laura Bush has led efforts to protect the hard-earned rights of women in Afghanistan. The... See more
Three survivors of the war in Syria share their personal stories of strength and determination under the most difficult... See more

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