*This event is by invitation only.
Launched in a new US city each year, the Aspen Challenge kicks off in Washington with a forum for students and teachers from 20 partner high schools across the city. At the forum, leaders pioneering change to some of the world’s most pressing issues will present challenges to the teams. Following the forum, teams will spend seven weeks designing a solution to their selected challenge and reconvene to present their solutions on stage in a day-long competition. Three teams from Washington will be selected to advance and showcase their work at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2015.