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Where leaders from around the globe gather to engage in deep discussion.

7

Days

250

Sessions

3,000

Attendees
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Event Overview

From sunup to sundown, Aspen Ideas packs hundreds of fascinating discussions into ten days, with more than 3,000 attendees.

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About the Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival promises to be thought-provoking, meaningful and fun — true to Aspen tradition. Find out more about it's history.

2020

Program Tracks

  • Festival 2

    The American Idea

    In a time when our nation is deeply divided, we have to ask: will the American Idea survive?

  • Festival 2

    A New Capitalism

    Boardrooms across America are rethinking the role of purpose.

  • Festival 2

    Arts in Action

    How do artists and cultural leaders impact the way we see the world and our role in it?

  • Festival 1

    Geopolitics Now

    Twenty years into the 21st century, the contours of a new global order have emerged.

  • Festival 1

    Rebels: The Case for Breaking the Rules

    Where would progress originate if we settled comfortably into the daily march of our established conventions?

  • Festival 1

    Finding Beauty

    Should beauty be the goal of art? And why can’t we just love the skin we’re in?

  • Festival 2

    China Rising

    A deep dive into one country whose expanding posture abroad and tightening grip at home is changing everything.

  • Festival 2

    Women 2020

    How will we lift up all women — across racial and socioeconomic differences?

  • Festival 2

    Life Happens

    Exploring what we can learn in the dark corners of life.

  • Festival 1

    Planet in Peril: Solve for X

    The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water on which we rely is all at risk.

  • Festival 2

    The Edge of What We Know

    Science is an engine of human prosperity that’s a driving force in not only our wellbeing, but the survival of our species.

  • Festival 2

    Totally Wired: Our Lives on Tech

    Exploring humankind’s complex relationship with technology.

  • Festival 1

    Gimme Shelter: How We’ll Live

    While struggling American families face the stresses of housing insecurity, 70 million refugees around the world are on the move and in need of shelter.

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