Inspired by The Atlantic's enduring partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the third-annual Washington Ideas Forum gathered an audience of over 600 guests, including government officials, top business executives, global thought leaders, academics, and celebrities. It is the place to hear - and meet - the most prominent thinkers of our time.
On October 5 and 6, the Forum once again brought the best and brightest to the table for debate, conversation, and idea-sharing.
To watch highlights of the event and read coverage of the program's conversations, please visit TheAtlantic.com Special Report.
And, to access key findings from the Forum's breakout Working Summits on the morning of October 5, please select from one of the six topical sessions below:
- Economy Summit Analysis
- Energy Summit Analysis
- Foreign Affairs Summit Analysis
- Health Care Summit Analysis
- Higher Education Summit Analysis
- Technology Summit Analysis
See photos of the event on Atlantic Scene.
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