The Aspen Ideas Festival: Best Programs of 2007-2011

May 30, 2012

The World's Foremost Thinkers and Personalities Special Series: We have gathered together the Aspen Ideas Festival's most popular programs of the last four years. Enjoy!


Who's Coming to Aspen Ideas Festival?

We are excited to announce our incredible lineup of presenters who will be speaking at Aspen Ideas. more ››

Aspen Institute
The Winners: Aspen Ideas Fest Finalists Night

Last Friday, 200 people filled the’s atrium to watch seven teams pitch their ideas for the opportunity to go to the Aspen Ideas Festival in June. more ››

Stanford University Institute of Design


Aspen Ideas Festival 2012 Tackles the Really Big Questions

The great gathering of thinkers and leaders is coming up at the end of this month. The Aspen Ideas Festival, now in its eighth year, continues to draw heavyweights like Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and Barbra Streisand. more ››

About this series

About The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC, Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and has an international network of partners.

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About Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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