Please join us following the McCloskey Lecture featuring former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter to celebrate the beginning of summer for the Society of Fellows; featuring remarks by Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Aspen Summer Words is the Rocky Mountain gateway to the literary world. Recognized as one of the country’s pre-eminent literary festivals, Summer Words welcomes visitors and locals alike to celebrate writing and writers in Aspen for a week each June. The exceptional faculty and awe-inspiring mountain scenery combine to make this a writing retreat like no other. Read More
Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this seminar series will use the Bard as a lens through which to frame the Enlightenment ideas and ideals that shape the American Democratic Experiment. Following the structure of “Athens to Aspen”, the curriculum will comprise three, three-month thematic modules, each drawing upon: texts from the European Enlightenment, a Shakespeare play, and text about American politics and culture. Read More
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 5:00pm
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
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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?
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:30pm
Community Strategies Group
"Rooting Opportunity" will help practitioners explore a wide range of economic development partnerships that are advancing regional prosperity and self-reliance, the strength of key sectors, business success, and the livelihoods of low-income people, places, and firms — all at the same time. Read More
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
*This event is by invitation only.
Annual convening of the Aspen Business & Society Leaders Forum. The Leaders Forum is for senior sustainability/corporate responsibility executives who are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable company.
Building on the success of CNAY's January 16th roundtable and momentum around Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), this roundtable series in 2015 is specifically focused on Gen-I. The May 29th roundtable was themed around Gen-I and health and wellness for Native American youth.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
Liberty Fellowship is an incubator for exemplary leadership in South Carolina. The program started in 2004 as a partnership of Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute and has offices in Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina. Read More
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Nora Pouillon, local DC chef, restaurateur, and organic foods pioneer discussing her new memoir My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today (Knopf). Read More