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

May 3, 2014 - May 9, 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.

May 3, 2014 - May 9, 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.

May 5, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Aspen, CO
The Henry Crown Fellowship Program, established in 1997, seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, providing them with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of business and civic leadership in the 21st century. The program is a unique mix of seminars designed to broaden the perspectives of the participants and hone their skills in values-centered leadership. It honors the memory of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown (1896-1990), whose legendary career was marked by a lifelong commitment to honor, integrity, industry and philanthropy. Read More
May 19, 2014
Aspen, CO
In the second installment of Athens to Aspen, participants will explore six paired themes — perennial human themes which have shaped our world — as they have been taken up from Athens to Aspen from the ancient period to our contemporary age. Each of the following themes will receive three sessions of discussion, with texts drawn from different genres and different periods of human experience: ancient, medieval/renaissance, modern, and post-modern. Read More
May 28, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

The Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are collaborating to address domestic water challenges in the 21st century with an invite-only forum with utility, finance, and emerging technology executives, policy makers and thought leaders to advance

May 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Aspen, CO
Ascend
June 1, 2014 - June 4, 2014
Aspen, CO
Business and Society Program
The Business and Society Forum brings together a network of senior strategic corporate responsibility leaders from leading global companies. Read More
June 7, 2014 - June 13, 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.

June 13, 2014 - June 18, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

Aspen Summer Words is the Rocky Mountain gateway to the literary world. Morning workshops are an intimate place to develop your craft, with a winning combination of inspiration, instruction, and community. We offer workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and novel editing, taught by some of the most renowned writers in the field. In the afternoon, time is set aside to work and rework your writing, or to participate in public discussions on craft and publishing with our award-winning faculty. Evenings are reserved for readings and revelry!

Faculty include:

For more information, visit aspenwriters.org.

June 16, 2014
Aspen, CO
In the second installment of Athens to Aspen, participants will explore six paired themes — perennial human themes which have shaped our world — as they have been taken up from Athens to Aspen from the ancient period to our contemporary age. Each of the following themes will receive three sessions of discussion, with texts drawn from different genres and different periods of human experience: ancient, medieval/renaissance, modern, and post-modern. Read More
June 16, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

The evening will feature legendary writer and former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Tickets are available starting May 1st. More information coming soon!

June 22, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Aspen, CO
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

Invitation-only seminar for foundation CEOs from the middle and southern parts of the country.

June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

Spend your mornings writing poetry and short stories, and your afternoons painting, drawing, and exploring bookmaking with your words and lettering. We will devote the day to playing word games, creating artwork, and having fun outside while we write, illustrate, and make our own books!

Ages 7-10

Cost: $330

A Collaboration with the Wyly Community Art Center

June 24, 2014 - July 3, 2014
Aspen, CO
New this year! Spotlight: Health is a two-and-a-half day expansion of the Aspen Ideas Festival, which offers participants the opportunity to join in dynamic conversations about health from an integrative perspective. Like the traditional Festival, Spotlight is comprised of plenaries, tutorials, and in-town events, but with a singular focus on one topic. Read More
July 3, 2014 - July 7, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

The Institute has convened the Energy Policy Forum annually for 37 years. In recent years its focus has narrowed primarily to domestic electricity issues.  Typically about 75 participants meet for five half-day sessions held over a four-day period. The schedule usually includes July 4 and one weekend day, and there are two free afternoons.

July 4, 2014 - July 7, 2014
Aspen, CO
The Aspen Institute Socrates Program invites you to join us in Aspen, Colorado, for an exciting weekend of learning and summer activities over the July 4th weekend, July 4-7, 2014. Choose one of five expert-moderated seminars available!</p><p><em><strong>The moral limits of markets: Can markets do social good? Read More
July 5, 2014
Aspen, CO

This dinner is a benefit for the Socrates Program for Emerging Leaders. The Dinner Honoree is Leonard Lauder, Chairman of Estee Lauder, and the Dinner Chairs are Laura and Gary Lauder.

The times listed are tentative and subject to change. For registration information, please contact Melanie Levine at 202-736-3503 or melanie.levine@aspeninstitute.org.

About Dinner Honoree Leonard Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., an international leader in the cosmetic and fashion industries. Lauder has been honored many times for his work in New York City. He is a charter trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and co-founder of the University's Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. He is chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

July 7, 2014 - July 10, 2014
Aspen, CO
Communications and Society Program

23rd Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology

July 7, 2014 - July 11, 2014
Aspen, CO
Aspen Writers' Foundation

Back by popular demand! Create artistic expressions through words and pictures in this dynamic camp that explores the relationship between writing and visual art. Activities include illustrating, journaling, storytelling, painting, drawing, and more. 

Ages 6-8

Taught by Tom Alpern

Cost: $300

July 7, 2014 - July 10, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

The Global Forum invites about 70 US and international leaders, primarily from industry and government, for a dialogue around the complex and interconnected realms of energy, economy, and security.

July 10, 2014 - July 13, 2014
Aspen, CO, United States
Energy and Environment Program

This annual invitation-only forum co-chaired by Roger Ballentine, President of Green Strategies and Andy Karsner, CEO of Manifest Energy brings together 50 top energy, finance, clean tech and policy experts for an in-depth and forward looking examination of the transition to a clean energy economy.  By convening a high-level group of experts of various

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