From Athens to Aspen: Journeys of Meaning

May 16, 2016
Aspen, CO

This seminar explores several vectors of the human journey in search of meaning. The curriculum comprises three, three-month thematic modules: The Journey Inwards, The Journey Outwards, The Journey Upwards. These modules will be anchored by plays and sonnets from William Shakespeare while additionally drawing upon texts from the ancient to the contemporary—companions helping us navigate the choppy waters of our own values and beliefs.

Dates and Times: Monday nights from 6:30–9:00 p.m. October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13.

Fee: $225 includes all sessions, reading materials and refreshments. 

Athens to Aspen is now full. 

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This seminar explores several vectors of the human journey in search of meaning. The curriculum comprises three, three-month thematic modules: The Journey Inwards, The Journey Outwards, The Journey Upwards. These modules will be anchored by plays and sonnets from William Shakespeare while additionally drawing upon texts from the ancient to the contemporary—companions helping us navigate the choppy waters of our own values and beliefs.

Dates and Times: Monday nights from 6:30–9:00 p.m. October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13.

Fee: $225 includes all sessions, reading materials and refreshments. 

Athens to Aspen is now full. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Energy and Environment Program

The Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum is an annual, collaborative initiative between the Aspen Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, gathering ~50 thought leaders to discuss domestic water challenge

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Latinos and Society Program
The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders (both up-and-coming and established) to identify barriers and formulate recommendations for unlocking the civic potential of millennials. Representing approximately 50% of Latino eligible voters, millennials are a critical demographic when discussing sustained civic engagement throughout and beyond election cycles. Read More
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. This seminar is a unique opportunity to step away from the demands of the present and reflect with other leaders in moderated, text-based Socratic dialogue on the concept of a good and just society: What is it? How does it become a reality? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally focused. Read More
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This seminar explores several vectors of the human journey in search of meaning. The curriculum comprises three, three-month thematic modules: The Journey Inwards, The Journey Outwards, The Journey Upwards. These modules will be anchored by plays and sonnets from William Shakespeare while additionally drawing upon texts from the ancient to the contemporary—companions helping us navigate the choppy waters of our own values and beliefs.

Dates and Times: Monday nights from 6:30–9:00 p.m. October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13.

Fee: $225 includes all sessions, reading materials and refreshments. 

Athens to Aspen is now full. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
This year's faculty includes Dean Bakopoulos, George Hodgman, Ann Hood, Leigh Haber, Deborah Wiles, Antonya Nelson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Maria Semple, Darin Strauss, and Abigail Thomas, as well as agents and editors from top publishing houses such as Norton and Penguin Random House. Read More
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Aspen Words
*This event is by invitation only. Aspen Words annual Summer Soiree will be held June 22, 2016. Aspen Summer Words authors will be in attendance. Read More
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Saturday, July 2, 2016
The 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival will take place June 23 – July 2, on our campus in Aspen, CO. As we plan the Festival and specific details emerge, we will share news and updates at aspenideas.org and through e-newsletters, Twitter, and Facebook. We’ll introduce you to presenters, link the topics at the Festival to timely issues in the news, and offer insights into the Festival agenda. Please check your email in the weeks and months to come for exciting news and program updates! Read More
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
Energy and Environment Program

The Energy Policy Forum, is an annual convening of energy policy experts to consider the current challenges primarily in the domestic power generation, transmission and distribution. This will be the 40th anniversary of the Energy Policy Forum.  The forum focuses primarily on domes

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to Friday, July 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
Energy and Environment Program

The Forum on Global Energy, Economy, and Security is an annual convening to discuss changes in global energy markets and the strong links between energy and national economic and security concerns. The goal of the Forum is to encourage new, collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and non-partisan thinking among the 60-70 participants who include top management of ma

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Aspen Institute Socrates Program invites you to join us in Aspen, Colorado, for an exciting weekend of learning and summer activities July 8-11, 2016. Choose one of five expert-moderated seminars available! Read More
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
Teen Socrates participants will learn about life, ethics, and decision-making from Hamlet. They will see why it has been a box-office hit for more than four centuries. Read More
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
This dinner benefits the Socrates Program and will be a special celebration of its 20th anniversary. During the course of the evening, Ann and Thomas Friedman will be honored for their longtime support of the program. The event will feature a lively discussion between New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. The dinner is co-chaired by Arjun Gupta, Peter Hirshberg, and Laura and Gary Lauder, and will be held in the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows Resort from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Read More
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:30pm to Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
Communications and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

The Roundtable addresses how firms and organizations can leverage their assets to increase learning and access talent both within and outside the organization. It also explores issues of organizational leadership, structure, culture and policy in light of changing information and communications technologies.

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Resnick Aspen Action Forum is an annual event offered every July, in Aspen, Colorado. Inspired by a previous gathering called “ACT II," the Action Forum is designed to connect Fellows from the Aspen Global Leadership Network with other action-oriented leaders from Aspen Institute programs and partners. Read More
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
Energy and Environment Program

The Clean Energy Innovation Forum is an annual convening that highlights new ideas for how to merge the collective desire for a clean energy future with current systemic, political, technical and economic realities.

By Invitation Only

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Homeland Security Program
The Aspen Security Forum is an annual summer gathering of top-level present and former government officials from all relevant national security agencies; industry leaders; leading thinkers; nationally noted print and broadcast journalists; and concerned citizens. For more information, please visit www.aspensecurityforum.org. Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Communications and Society Program
The Roundtable is a private seminar of 25-30 business executives, government leaders, and visionaries where participants examine the implications of emerging information technologies on societies, governments, communities, and individuals, and the new leadership roles that are required. Read More
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00pm
Aspen Strategy Group
The ASG will convene a group of foreign policy and national security experts for its annual summer workshop. Read More
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

*This event is by invitation only.

Aspen Institute Board of Trustees Annual Summer Board Meeting

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