The Power of Play
We know that sports and exercise are essential for still-developing bodies and minds, building not only muscle power and better coordination, but confidence, focus, creativity and teamwork. But we also know that youth aren't getting the physical activity they need — school gym classes and recess have been cut in the US, technology is pulling people inside, and poverty and terror are curtailing active living around the world. What impact will all that have on the leadership capacity of the next generation? What will it mean for productivity, the capacity to learn, and global health?
Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Society

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Institutions and communities across America are divided over politics, culture, identity, and the overall direction of... See more
Despite decades of economic decline and brain drain for many rural communities, some young American adults are choosing... See more
Nations experience crises which require making selective changes, and some nations are more successful solving them... See more
When we look for attributes of strong leaders, we look for creativity and curiosity, integrity and empathy, diligence... See more
Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more

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