Aspen Ideas Festival 2017

June 22 – July 1, 2017
Aspen

Hosted in Partnership With

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Ideas Festival brings scientists, artists, politicians, business leaders, historians, educators, activists and other great minds together to present, debate and discuss some of the most important ideas and issues of our time. For the 13th year, hundreds of Festival presenters will contribute unique perspectives from diverse sectors, with objectives to deepen understanding, enliven dialogue and perhaps inspire further action.

From lectures to debates to one-on-one interviews and more, days are filled from early morning to late evening. Attendees have exceptional opportunities to interact with public officials, artists, scientists, authors, business executives, scholars, economists, foreign policy specialists, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all kinds — on footpaths and sidewalks, over lunch on the lawn or coffee at the espresso bar, in auditoriums and in small seminar rooms. The intimacy of Festival gatherings renders the experience unique and unforgettable.


Watch full session videos from the Festival


The Festival was divided into three parts:

Spotlight Health / June 22 – 25
Festival 1 / June 25 – June 28
Festival 2 / June 28 – July 1


Programming Tracks

Read about 2017 Program Tracks

Spotlight Health:

Festival 1:

Festival 2:

Presented by

Atlantic Live

Hosted in Partnership With

Underwriters

Presenting Level

Supporting Level

Contributing Level

Also in This Series

  • Health Care

    Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health 2017

    Spotlight Health features some of the world’s leading doers and thinkers discussing the biggest issues involving health and medicine.

  • Aspen Ideas Festival 2016

    The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to present and discuss the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.

  • Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health 2016

    Spotlight Health drew speakers and audience members from around the world to talk about the cutting-edge health issues of our times during three days of conversations, stories, films, interactive activities and more.

Upcoming Events

  • Technology

    Franklin Foer In Conversation
    with Hanna Rosin

    Franklin Foer will join Hanna Rosin for a conversation about his new book World Without Mind and how consolidation of knowledge and information has changed how we contemplate the world.

  • Health Care

    Children and Cancer:
    An Atlantic Forum

    The Atlantic will break down the latest in immunotherapy and how it is being used to help young patients survive and thrive. And moving beyond anecdotal evidence, we'll examine how can big data can be used to track how pediatric cancers impact aspects of health for survivors down the road.

  • Health Care

    Cancer and the Community

    The Atlantic will explore challenges such as Nevada's shortage of doctors and specialists and learn what can be done from researchers, experts, stakeholders, survivors and patients living with cancer.