Independence Day Ceremony

July 4, 2015
Wye River, MD
The gravesite of Declaration of Independence signer, William Paca, and formal gardens of Houghton House serve as the backdrop for celebrating Independence Day at the Aspen Institute's Wye River campus. The keynote presentation, "Becoming U.S. - Values, Choices and the Formation of a Nation" will be given by Robert Forloney, Adjunct Professor at Goucher College, and former director of the Breene M. Kerr Center for Chesapeake Studies at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wye River
The gravesite of Declaration of Independence signer, William Paca, and formal gardens of Houghton House serve as the backdrop for celebrating Independence Day at the Aspen Institute's Wye River campus. The keynote presentation, "Becoming U.S. - Values, Choices and the Formation of a Nation" will be given by Robert Forloney, Adjunct Professor at Goucher College, and former director of the Breene M. Kerr Center for Chesapeake Studies at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Read More
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Saturday, July 11, 2015
Aspen Education and Society Program
At this 2015 summer workshop with the Aspen Institute's Education and Society Program, we will be focusing on cultivating conditions for organizational learning at the system level. Read More
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Aspen Justice and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

Every summer the Justice & Society Seminar, co-founded by the late Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and held in Aspen, CO, brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to discuss what we mean by justice and how a just society ought to structure its legal, judicial, and political institutions.

Roundtable discussions are led by two distinguished and experienced moderators: a judge and a professor of law or political theory. This year's Seminar moderators are Dr. Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin; and Hon. Deanell Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Seminar participants are distinguished individuals chosen from a variety of fields who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to the discussion. Click here for more information about the seminar.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Thursday, July 9, 2015
Aspen
Moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and professor at George Washington University Law School, and Tom Goldstein, founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog and partner at Goldstein & Russell, P.C., this two day symposium will feature a discussion examining recent Supreme Court decisions and personal judicial insights with two highly acclaimed legal experts.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aspen
This event will feature Dr. Eric Smith, professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute in Tokyo and the Santa Fe Institute. Read More
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Aspen

Join Art Registrar Lissa Ballinger for a tour of the exhibit "The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute" in the Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center.

Free and open to the public. No tickets or RSVP necessary.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aspen
Featuring plaintiff’s attorney Steve Susman, alternative dispute resolution expert Kenneth Feinberg, and antitrust and commercial litigator Bert Rein. Moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Read More
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

In conjunction with the Justice and Society Program

Featuring Dr. John Martin, director of the Immigration and the State Court Initiative, in conversation with Meryl Chertoff, executive director of the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program, for an examination of how the courts, law enforcement, and social service agencies are managing the influx of trafficked US laborers and child victims over the southern US border.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen
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 10-13, 2015. Choose one of five expert-moderated seminars available! Read More
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Aspen
This dinner benefits the Socrates Program for Emerging Leaders. The evening will honor Jeffrey Rosen and feature a conversation between Reid Hoffman and Walter Isaacson on "Platforms and Networks for Social Impact." The dinner is co-chaired by Laura and Gary Lauder and Mona Williams and Scott Sillers, and will be held in the Doerr-Hosier Center from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Read More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only. This event is open to SOF Vanguard Chapter members only.

Featuring Adam Grant, author of the bestseller Give and Take, who will shatter assumptions about what it takes to arrive at the top in the business world and will discuss the notion that achieving success is becoming increasingly dependent on how we interact with others.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

This event is at capacity. We will keep a waitlist. Please contact the SOF Hotline at sof@aspeninstitute.org or (970) 544-7980 for more information. 

Featuring Steven Johnson, best-selling author of "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspen
Evan Williams, CEO of Medium.com and co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Twitter, will be featured in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Read More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Sausalito Communications and Society Program
The Roundtable on Information Technology is a private seminar of 25-30 business executives, government leaders, and visionaries. It examines the implications of emerging information technologies on societies, governments, communities and individuals, and the new leadership roles that are required. Read More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Aspen Initiative on Financial Security
The Financial Security Summit is the flagship convening of Aspen IFS. The working theme for this year’s Financial Security Summit is “Reimagining Financial Security: Managing Risk and Building Wealth in an Era of Inequality.” Read More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Energy and Environment Program

The 2015 Energy Policy Forum,  "Leaning Into the Energy System of the Future," will be  co-chaired by Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, and Clint Vince, Energy Sector Chair, Dentons.  The format relies heavily on dialogue among experts with varied experience and perspectives.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

Led by Ellen Susman, director of Art in Embassies. This half-day program will explore how visual arts can help to communicate a nation’s values and create dialogue to better facilitate cultural diplomacy. Featuring three panels with artists and ambassadors, including Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to South Africa.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Aspen
Featuring Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI). Jewell will discuss her work in the conservation of public lands and the importance of building a connection between America’s youth and the great outdoors. Read More
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Energy and Environment Program

This 6th year of the Forum will build on our cutting edge discussions from previous forums where we anticipated many of the dynamic changes occurring today in the clean energy sector, including electricity market realignment, business model and financial innovation, customer empowerment, the integration of information and energy technologies, and the impacts of foss

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aspen

*This event is by invitation only.

 This event is at capacity. We will keep a waitlist. Please contact the SOF Hotline at sof@aspeninstitute.org or (970) 544-7980 for more information. 

Featuring Kimberly Dozier, counterterrorism expert and contributor to The Daily Beast and CNN, and Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondent for Fox News.

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