Watch each discussion at the links below:
- Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, The Aspen Institute
- Lata Reddy, President, The Prudential Foundation
- Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation
- Heather Bouchey, Executive Director, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
- Moderated by: Gwen Ifil, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, The PBS Newshour
- Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Comissioner
- Jackie Judd, Special Correspondent, The PBS Newshour
- Arthur Brooks, President, The American Enterprise Institute
- Eric Liu, Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute
- Rev. Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
- Max Kenner, Executive Director, The Bard Prison Initiative
- Moderated by: Anne Mosle, Executive Driector, Ascend Program, The Aspen Institute
- Dorian Warren, Fellow, The Roosevelt Institute
- Lindsay Elin, Director of Federal and Community Affairs, Uber
- David Rolf, International Vice President, Service Employees International
- Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, Starbucks
- Moderated By: Maureen Conway, Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute
- Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President & Director of the Domestic Policy Center, The White House
- Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute
- Clint Smith, Educator & Slam Poet, Harvard University
- Damian Woetzel, Director, Aspen Institute Arts Program
- Asia Boulware, High School Senior, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School
- Victor Settles, High School Senior, IDEA Public Charter School
- Dakoda M. DaCosta, High School Senior, The SEED School of Washington
- Moderated by: Rajiv Vinnakota, Executive Vice President, Youth & Engagement, The Aspen Institute
- Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
- Introduction by: Bill Bynum, CEO, HOPE
Part of the Institute's Advancing Opportunity Initiative, the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality and Opportunity is a one-day gathering dedicated to nonpartisan dialogue about the widening opportunity gap in the US. We will convene 200+ of our nation's most important policy makers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and practitioners from all over the country for a day of ideas, problem solving, and values-based exchange. By highlighting the newest research, best practices, and emerging innovations in the fight against poverty, this Aspen Institute Summit will be a call to action in the run-up to the 2016 Election.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you wish to attend this event, please contact Carolyn Zelikow (202-736-3527 or email@example.com), including your first and last name, email, and title. Priority will be given to individuals with a strong professional or academic connection to the subject. The registration page is here: as.pn/opportunity. You will need an access code in order to complete your registration.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Public Program--
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Working Roundtables--Invitation and separate registration required.
Any media interested in covering the event should submit an application for a press pass here: aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/2015-inequality-and-opportunity-summit-press-form. You will be notified once your application has been reviewed.
If you cannot attend the Summit in person, you can watch the livestream of the morning program at http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/live. Follow the Summit on Twitter at #AspenOpportunity.
Date Location Contact Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm