|Weekly eNewsletter - June 17, 2013|
|In This Issue:|
- This week's events and what to register for in the coming weeks
- For a complete list of this summer's Society of Fellows events, visit Upcoming Events
- SOF Reservations Hotline: call (970) 544-7980, email SOF@aspeninstitute.org, or just reply to this email!
- SOF Opening Reception June 22
- SOF Symposia: The Great American Songbook, June 22
- New Event on June 25: National Service
- Susman Conversation featuring Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer
|Walter Isaacson to Welcome Fellows at the SOF Opening Reception |
Saturday, June 22, 5:30-7:30 pm, McNulty, Doerr-Hosier.
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson will welcome Society of Fellows members and provide an update on the worldwide work of the Institute. Alan Fletcher, Aspen Institute Trustee, will then lead a conversation on the legacy of the Great American Songbook with acclaimed band leader Peter Duchin and Loren Schoenberg, artistic director, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Valet parking will be available. Remarks at 6:00 pm. Click here to register, or contact the SOF Hotline, (970) 544-7980.
Ideas Festival - Public Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 21June 26-July 2, Aspen, CO. In an effort to share the Aspen Ideas Festival with the community, a number of events are open to both pass holders and non-pass holders. Individual event tickets for the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival will be available for purchase on Friday, June 21 at 9:00 am MDT through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler in person, online at www.aspenshowtix.com or by calling (970) 920-5770. The schedule for these individual events will be available in The Aspen Times on June 20. Although many of these public sessions will sell out quickly, here's one of the best-kept secrets of the Ideas Festival: if you are unable to secure a ticket in advance, there are often tickets available at the venue 15 minutes before the event.
Note: If you purchased a pass to the Ideas Festival, you should have received an email last week with instructions on advance signup for Breakfast, Lunch, and Evening sessions. Be sure to register before June 19 when the registration link will close.
|here to register or contact Jervey Roper, (970) 544-7330.|
|National Service: A Civic Rite of Passage |
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-7:30, Greenwald Pavilion. New Event!
The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project has a bold vision for civilian national service as a common expectation and opportunity for all Americans. The National Service Summit will conclude with a public event to show the power of national service to address public challenges and will feature opening remarks by Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret., US Army). Panelists include: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of HealthCorps; best selling author and US Army veteran Wes Moore; and moderator E.J. Dionne, award-winning Washington Post columnist and fellow at the Brookings Institution. This event is complimentary for SOF members. To register, contact the SOF Hotline, (970) 544-7980.
Wednesday, July 3, 6:00-7:00 pm, Greenwald Pavilion. Registration opens June 19
Featuring Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court; and Honorable Margaret Marshall, Former Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute. This event is complimentary for SOF members. To register, contact the SOF Hotline, (970) 544-7980.
|Socrates Program Dinner |
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 6:00-10:00 pm, Aspen, CO.This dinner is a benefit for the Socrates Program for Emerging Leaders. The discussion “"Breaking Borders in the Digital Age" features Jared Cohen, Founder and Director of Google Ideas, in conversation with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Dinner chairs are Peter Hirshberg, Adib & Kerry Nasle, Marsha Ralls and Bill Resnick, and the honoree is Arjun Gupta. To purchase tickets, click here or call (800) 410-3463. More Information.
|NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue|
July 15 - August 12, Paepcke Auditorium. Summer lineup recently announced!
A recent renaissance in documentary filmmaking is having a major impact on public discourse. The Aspen Institute and Aspen Film will partake in this trend through NEW VIEWS Documentaries & Dialogue, a series featuring critically acclaimed documentaries and conversations with special guests. This year’s series launches during the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through July and August. Tickets on sale June 21 at www.aspenshowtix.com.