Discover the popular medium of digital animation and transform your imaginative stories into video masterpieces. This weeklong workshop teaches students how to write, direct, animate, and edit their own short stories using studio art materials and digital video technology.
A new era of global communications has jolted international relations. Citizen-to-citizen communication, once engaged in pen and paper, is now instantly viral on the Internet. This dialogue will explore the important issues marking the intersection of diplomacy and technology.
Featuring Alec Ross, former State Department Senior Innovation Advisor. In conjunction with the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. This event is exclusively offered to Society of Fellows supporters.
The Aspen Leaders Action Forum is an annual event offered every July in Aspen, Colorado. Inspired by a previous gathering called “ACT II”, the Action Forum is designed to connect Fellows from the Aspen Global Leadership Network with other action-oriented leaders from Aspen Institute programs and partners.
Featuring Joseph J. Ellis, one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. The author of seven books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation and won the National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson.
This annual benefit gala will honor Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, and Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman of The Paulson Institute and former US Secretary of Treasury. This evening will begin with conversations with Salman Khan and Henry Paulson in the Greenwald Pavilion at the Aspen Meadows. The reception and dinner will follow in the Doerr-Hosier Center where they will receive their awards.
The annual summer meeting of the Aspen Strategy Group is a closed-door workshop that involves ASG members and invited participants, including members of Congress, former government officials, business leaders, members of academia, and the media.
Mercedes T. Bass Lecture Reflections on Leadership: Einstein, Franklin & Jobs Featuring Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, The Aspen Institute. Greenwald Pavilion, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: $20. Tickets on sale July 24 at www.aspenshowtix.com
This three-day seminar, led by an expert moderator, convenes teens ages 15-17, creating a forum in which students can gain insight into timely and important topics. Participants are moved to voice their own opinions, opening a lively dialogue in which diverse viewpoints are valued. Fee: $425; scholarships available.