ULLN Leadership Conference

September 22, 2014 - September 23, 2014
Boston, MA

Education and Society Program

September 22, 2014 - September 23, 2014
Boston, MA
Education and Society Program

*This event is by invitation only.

This is a meeting of the leads of each urban school district in our standing Literacy Leadership Network.

September 22, 2014
Madrid, Spain

"Europe and the Reform of the Economic & Monetary Union", moderated by Thomas Westphal, Director General for European Affairs in the Federal Ministry of Finance.

September 23, 2014
New York City, NY
Business and Society Program
Convening of a vanguard of corporate issuers, represented initially by chief financial officers, with select fund managers to discuss ways to better communicate drivers of long-term value to each other and the markets. Read More
September 23, 2014
New York, NY

*This event is by invitation only.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental human rights. They also drive progress towards a broad range of sustainable development goals, including poverty eradication, food security, gender equality, climate change mitigation, economic empowerment, among so many others. Join leaders from around the globe as we galvanize our resolve to put sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, the human rights of women and girls, and the participation of young people at the center of the development agenda.

This event is sponsored by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health in partnership with High-Level Task Force for ICPD & United Nations Foundation.

September 24, 2014
Chicago, IL
Sports and Society Program
Any true commitment to broad-based sports participation begins with infrastructure. Fields. Gyms. Rinks. Rec centers. Bike paths. Build, maintain and secure ‘em, or pay the price later. Federal support for such projects took a serious hit in 1980, and it’s never recovered. Today, we see park and rec departments under significant duress — and the rise of private, specialized athletic facilities whose programming is too expensive for many families. Read More
September 24, 2014
Washington, DC
Note: This event has been postponed until further notice. *This event is by invitation only. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature David Ignatius, associate editor at columnist at The Washington Post, discussing his latest novel "The Director" (W.W. Norton & Company). Read More
September 26, 2014
Washington, DC
Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program
Drawing on his experiences with RESULTS and CCL as well as the 20th anniversary edition of his book "Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government," Sam Daley-Harris will offer advice about the kinds of support structures and curricula that allowed “ordinary citizens” to become confident advocates for their issues. We’ll discuss the challenge of maintaining morale and celebrating advances in advocacy capacity during challenging periods in an advocacy effort. Read More
September 26, 2014
Queenstown, MD
Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Al Sikes, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Charlie Firestone, executive director of the Aspen Institute Communication and Society Program, will present a talk entitled "Competition in the New Communications Landscape." Read More
September 28, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

This event is by invitation only.

The second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will bring together 300 global city leaders — mayors, plus urban theorists, city planners, scholars, architects, and artists — for a series of conversations about urban ideas that are shaping the world's metro centers. The summit will further develop conversations started at last year’s CityLab on economic development; the environment and sustainability; cultural investment; big data; and the intersection of public safety, privacy, and technology; as well as smaller breakout sessions exploring topics like redevelopment, urban infrastructure, transportation, urban expansion, and the creation of the next tech city.

September 29, 2014
Washington, DC
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)
*This event is by invitation only. The Foundation Presidents’ Series cordially invites you to a lunchtime conversation with Christopher Oechsli, president and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies, moderated by Jane Wales, vice president of Philanthropy and Society at the Aspen Institute. Read More
September 30, 2014
Washington, DC
Justice and Society Program
Barriers to excellent public education through teacher tenure provisions, spending caps, and other state constitutional, legislative and regulatory provisions are being challenged in lawsuits from coast to coast. Teachers' unions and advocates for better schools, former allies, find themselves at odds. Do teachers need to lose for kids to win? Can we achieve racial equity, inclusion, and better educational outcomes by giving communities more voice? What are the First Amendment concerns? Would changes in housing patterns help, and how might we best encourage them? Read More
October 1, 2014
Economic Opportunities Program
Panelists will discuss the specific transportation challenges workers face, creative and cost effective solutions being explored and implemented across the country, and examples of how communities, organizations, and employers have mobilized to address this critical workforce issue. Read More
October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
How must we lead in the 21st century, in business, politics, and civil society? From the trolley problem to global systems, financial services in ancient Greece to the recent economic downturn, endangered-peoples movements to extreme sports and collaborative consumption, "Heroes and Villains" captures the challenges and solutions we have already articulated for the new century. Read More
October 2, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Bucharest

The 2014 edition of the Bucharest Forum will be a large scale, trans-regional event building on the success and relevant work of its prior editions. Its objective is to contribute to the synchronization of EU and US perspectives and policies with regards the East West corridor linking Europe and Asia. The concept calls for a logic of a “joint pivot” to Asia.

October 5, 2014
Queenstown, MD

A recital for Cello and Piano - Sonatas by Saint Saens, Brahms and Beethoven, with Michael Kannen, Director of Chamber Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music and Kyung Wha Chu.

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 7, 2014
San Francisco, CA, United States
Featuring Walter Isaacson on The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Books will be available for sale and there will be a book signing following the lecture. Read More
October 8, 2014 - October 9, 2014
San Francisco, CA

On the 20th anniversary of the creation of its iconic New Establishment, Vanity Fair, in association with the Aspen Institute, will present its first conference—a unique opportunity to hear from the pioneers, influencers, and disrupters who have driven the age of innovation.

October 8, 2014
Washington, DC
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, discussing his book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" (Metropolitan Books). Moderated by Rob Stein, correspondent and science editor, NPR Science Desk. Read More
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. Students read selections by such authors as Plato, Aristotle, Virginia Woolf, Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The four-day seminar is dedicated to enhancing leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking skills for high school students living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Students are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society. Our proven method of text-based dialogue offers participants a neutral forum in which to reflect on timeless human values, pursue common ground, and cultivate a richer understanding of the human condition. Participants emerge from the seminar with a new perspective as they confront the difficult choices of our ever-changing world.

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