The Aspen Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society

September 6, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Aspen, CO

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. The 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 the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused. 

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September 6, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Aspen, CO

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. The 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 the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused. 

To learn more about The Aspen Seminar, please click here.

September 8, 2014 - September 10, 2014
Aspen, CO
Forum for Community Solutions

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions in partnership with Neighborhood Funders Group is hosting a convening on Place-Based Philanthropy, Towards a Better Place: A Conversation about Promising Practice in Place Based Philanthropy. The meeting will take place on September 8-10, 2014 at Aspen Meadows. The goal of this meeting is to capitalize on the resurgence of place based grantmaking and address key questions that arise when investing in place. It is our hope that this is truly a beginning conversation that will lead to more in- depth conversations, and ongoing sharing of tools and solutions to help funders (local, state, and national) reexamine the dynamics of their relationships with the communities where they are investing.

This meeting will provide participants with lessons learned from funders who are implementing a collaborative approach to grantmaking in place. A core part of this conversation will include funders learning from local organizations about how their interactions impact their grantees in place. This will provide an opportunity to think about what tools exist to help funders when investing in place. Are there tools that need to be developed? Where are the gaps? What do funders need to help them as they think about committing to specific places?

This event is designed specifically for grantmakers.

September 11, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Aspen, CO
Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, the Aspen Institute, and Paul Anderson, local author, naturalist, and guide. Read More
September 13, 2014 - September 19, 2014
Aspen, CO
The goal of the China Fellowship Program is to energize China’s private sector business leaders to step up to this challenge in a meaningful fashion. Read More
September 17, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Aspen, CO
The Pahara-Aspen Fellowship seeks to strengthen and sustain diverse, high-potential leaders who are reimagining public education. Using a time-tested method of text-based dialogue, the program provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on the values and tensions involved in effective and enlightened leadership across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Read More
October 6, 2014 - October 9, 2014
Aspen, CO
Ascend

This event is by invitation only.

The second biennial Aspen ThinkXChange will focus on transforming families' lives two generations at a time.

October 8, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

This rigorous four-day seminar is open to 24 high school juniors from six valley-wide schools. Chosen by their respective school officials, the students are afforded the chance to learn in the Socratic method of dialogue from an expert Institute moderator.

October 12, 2014 - October 15, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

This rigorous four-day seminar is open to 24 high school juniors from six valley-wide schools. Chosen by their respective school officials, the students are afforded the chance to learn in the Socratic method of dialogue from an expert Institute moderator.

October 20, 2014
Aspen, CO

Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment.

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Aspen, CO

 

What is character? How is it developed? What are the internal resources that contribute to values-based leadership? How do we cultivate, share, and support a leadership culture which emphasizes character? 

The Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society places the examination of leadership in the broader external context of the tensions among competing democratic values. “Leadership and Character” takes up where the Aspen Executive Seminar leaves off, looking at the internal context of making leadership decisions and exploring the competing tensions that form our internal moral compass. Topics include: moral courage, love and friendship, loyalty, ego control, work-life balance, conscience, and vision. The seminar employs Aspen’s classic approach to moderated dialogue to examine classic and contemporary texts from around the world.

October 25, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply.

October 27, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Aspen, CO
Forum for Community Solutions
The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) convening brings together communities across the grantee portfolio. Teams of 5-8 members from the local collaboratives are convening at the Aspen Meadows Report in Aspen, Colorado to learn more about the OYIF five-part framework and explore strategies for deepening education and employment pathways for Opportunity Youth - defined as young people between 16-24 who are disconnected from school and work. The purpose of the convening is to build a peer network and learning community among the OYIF communities and partners. Read More
October 29, 2014
Aspen, CO
The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solution. This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as researched, viable solutions to these issues. Read More
November 5, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us this fall for a new program at the Aspen Institute! The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solutions.

This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as research viable solutions to these issues. 
The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. What new ideas and innovations could steer our society in a new direction, for better or for worse?

Each Wednesday for four weeks, participants will gather for a robust, in-depth conversation delving into each topic. The format will include brief readings, tutorials and moderated round table discussions.

Fee: $99, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments. Registration opens on September 5th.

Seed funding was used to launch the first year of this program. To make future years possible, we will be seeking sponsors for the program.

November 6, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

More than 170 Aspen Institute Ascend Network partners and other national leaders will advance bold ideas to move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.

November 12, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Join us this fall for a new program at the Aspen Institute! The pace of technological innovation presents opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum but, at the same time, presents issues that defy ready solutions.

This four-week series is designed as a forum for community members to gain insight into specific issues facing our society today, as well as research viable solutions to these issues. 
The topics to be covered are Surveillance; Alternative College Funding; Electoral Redistricting; and Designer Babies. What new ideas and innovations could steer our society in a new direction, for better or for worse?

Each Wednesday for four weeks, participants will gather for a robust, in-depth conversation delving into each topic. The format will include brief readings, tutorials and moderated round table discussions.

Fee: $99, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments. Registration opens on September 5th.

Seed funding was used to launch the first year of this program. To make future years possible, we will be seeking sponsors for the program.

November 15, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Aspen, CO
For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply. The 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 the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused. Read More
November 15, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

For almost 60 years, this premier roundtable has challenged leaders in every field to think more critically and deeply.

November 17, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States

Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment.

November 19, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

It is beyond debate that food insecurity in the United States results in obesity and poor nutrition, contributing to increased public healthcare costs. However, the question remains of whether programs and policies to improve access to healthful food can also serve to reduce or alleviate total US healthcare cost. Through the Aspen Institute Dialogue on U.S.

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