Teen Socrates, Winter 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 3:00pm to Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:00pm
Aspen, CO
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Restless Minds: Art, Ethics, Freedom: The Aspen Institute opens its Aspen Meadows campus to teenagers for the unique opportunity to discuss ideas and values in the traditional Aspen Seminar style. Participants will complete readings in advance and will then convene to discuss this year's topic, Restless Minds: Art, Ethics, Freedom. Participants will be guided through discussions and questions such as, "As a teen, do you ever find yourself stressed by conflicting goals and beliefs? Are you ever caught between your ideals and what is practical or convenient? Have you ever had to choose among community and self; rules and revolt; convention and creativity?" The seminar begins with participants' own pre-session, written statement of what it means to be or have a "restless mind." Then, over three half days, we draw on the group’s statements and film, fiction, poetry, music, science, and philosophy to explore how people of all ages—children, teens, and adults—build their multiple aims into productive, happy lives.

**Teen Socrates 2013 is now full, please contact Beth Slater beth.slater@aspeninstiute.org to be added to the wait list.  

Event Information
February 16, 2013 - February 18, 2013
Paepcke Auditorium
The Aspen Institute
1000 N. 3rd Street
Aspen, CO
Phone: (970) 544-7914
I. Art -- Saturday, February 16 3:00-6:00pm
**Group Dinner to follow, details provided upon registration 

II. Ethics -- Sunday, February 17 3:00-6:00pm
**Group Dinner to follow, details provided upon registration 

III. Freedom -- Monday, February 18 9:00am-12:00pm

Moderator: Leigh Hafrey