The Aspen Ideas Award $25,000 Final

The inaugural Aspen Ideas Award, developed with Booz Allen Hamilton, recognizes innovative ideas from Festival presenters and scholars that impact communities around the world. In this session, five Award Finalists, chosen from over one hundred applicants, will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in front of a live Festival audience. One Finalist will walk away with $25,000 to bring their idea to action.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Innovations

As humans, we have an inherent and intense desire for connection. Social media and our always-on devices have... See more
Once associated mostly with IV poles and standard-issue hospital gowns, health-related design has entered a new era... See more
Bots — accounts with no human oversight — rule Twitter. According to a Pew Research analysis of more than 1.2 million... See more
Dozens of physicians, health consultants and other medical experts have gone on the payroll at Apple and Google to... See more
Artificial intelligence, which recognizes patterns in data, images, and sound, is poised to move from the laboratory to... See more
Gun violence in the US is a public health epidemic. With partisan battles currently making state and federal... See more