2016 Winter Seminars

February 12-15, 2016
Aspen, CO


2016 Socrates Serbia

May 5-7, 2016
Belgrade, Serbia


2016 Summer Socrates

July 8-11, 2015
Aspen, CO

About Us

 The Aspen Institute Socrates Program provides a forum for emerging leaders (approximately ages 28-45) from various professions to convene and explore contemporary issues through expert-moderated dialogue. Socrates also provides the opportunity for participants to enter into a diverse professional network, and into the broader range of the Aspen Institute's programs. Read More.

Photos from the Socrates Program available on our Flickr page

Platforms and Networks for Social Impact

A conversation between Reid Hoffman and Walter Isaacson on Platforms and Networks for Social Impact.

2014 New York Salon and Book Event

Featuring Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson on his new book, "The Innovators".

2014 AspenX

Featuring a conversation entitled "Privacy, the Constitution, and Civil Liberties" with the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

2014 Socrates Program Dinner

Featuring a conversation entitled "Life Lessons on Leadership" with Leonard Lauder and the Aspen Institute CEO, Walter Isaacson.

2014 Winter Socrates Opening Dinner

Featuring a conversation with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg

Socrates Program Endowment

We are thrilled to announce that the Aspen Institute has initiated a drive for a $4 million endowment to support the Socrates program as it moves into its next era of growth and leadership. Learn More.