Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
The 2015 Behavioral Finance Forum will be a platform for the academic community to present cutting-edge financial and economic information. This year's forum will tackle issues related to consumer financial decision making. Read More
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Financial Security Program
Yale University professor Robert J. Shiller will discuss his latest books during a cocktail party to launch the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program's Finance & Society Discussion Series. Read More
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This seminar explores several vectors of the human journey in search of meaning. The curriculum comprises three, three-month thematic modules: The Journey Inwards, The Journey Outwards, The Journey Upwards. These modules will be anchored by plays and sonnets from William Shakespeare while additionally drawing upon texts from the ancient to the contemporary—companions helping us navigate the choppy waters of our own values and beliefs.

Moderated by Stephen Holley and Alexis Diaz.

Dates and Times: Monday nights from 6:30–9:00 p.m. October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13.

Fee: $225 includes all sessions, reading materials and refreshments. Scholarships available. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
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. Read More
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the third annual CityLab: Global Solutions to Urban Challenges will venture overseas to London, England to bring together over 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 the first two summits 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.
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
A discussion on the U.S. Congress and foreign policy. Read More
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Citizenship and American Identity Program
As debate rages on issues of race, immigration, and religion, the question of what holds us together is more relevant than ever. Join us for a lunchtime discussion on cultural literacy and the need for a shared core of knowledge in 21st-century America. Read More
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 3:15pm - 8:30pm
Business and Society Program
Please join us for an evening of Aspen-style dialogue, featuring master teachers from business schools at Harvard, MIT, and Northwestern. How are they preparing next generation leaders to act? How are pioneering firms taking action now—and where are the gaps? The 2015 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award Winners will be recognized for their achievements. The evening will close with cocktails and conversation. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
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. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Dale Russakoff, New Yorker contributor, discussing her new book, The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Art Registrar and Curator Lissa Ballinger for a tour of the exhibit "The Legacy of Herbert Bayer: Recent Gifts and Loans to the Aspen Institute." Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
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. Liberty Fellowship’s goal is to move South Carolina forward through its greatest asset — its leaders. Read More
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:30am - 7:00pm
Diaspora Investment Alliance
Join the Aspen Institute Diaspora Investment Alliance (DIA) at the inaugural DIAspora Investment Forum for East Africa. The Forum will be part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) EXPANDING HORIZONS: A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets. Read More
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
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? What is our role in making it happen? The settings in Aspen, Colorado, and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are ideal for rejuvenation the mind, body, and spirit of participants who emerge personally renewed and professionally refocused.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:30am to Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
AspenX is a hybrid of virtual learning on the Khan Academy platform and in-person place-based learning through day-long seminars and convening organized by the Aspen Institute. We invite high school students to explore contemporary issues in an expert-moderated roundtable seminar, grounded in relevant readings and video lessons on the Khan Academy website. Read More
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:30pm to Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Ascend

*This event is by invitation only.

The Aspen ThinkXChange, a national forum on two-generation solutions, will be held October 7-9, 2015, at the Aspen Institue Meadows Conference Center located in Aspen Colorado. This year, we will take our two-generation conversations to new depths with a focus on interactive and small group sessions to really proble the challenges and opportunities in the field. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sports and Society Program
*This event is by invitation only. The increasingly sedentary lifestyles of children, and participation declines in many youth sports, are in part due to a structural reality: lack of access to safe, affordable, nearby recreation facilities. State, county and municipal leaders from across the US and around the world must find ways to avoid closure of more parks, recreation centers, and sports complexes. Read More
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 4:30pm to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:00am
Ascend

*This event is by invitation only.

The Ascend 2Gen Policymakers Institute will bring together an invitation-only group of about 25 local, state, and federal policymakers to share knowledge and advance strategies for creating a cycle of opportunity for children and their parents. 

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:30pm
Forum for Community Solutions
The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions,The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, and Neighborhood Funders Group invite you to a national convening on effective practices and new approaches to evaluating place-based initiatives. Read More
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
On October 5-7, in San Francisco, Vanity Fair, in association with the Aspen Institute, will assemble the titans of technology, politics, business, and media for the 2015 New Establishment Summit, featuring an opening night event followed by two days of inventive programming and inspiring conversations around the ideas and innovations shaping the future. Read More

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