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Walter Isaacson on Elon Musk

SOLD OUT – This event is now at capacity and there will be an in-person waitlist at the door for Public attendees. If space allows, tickets will be released at the door. Society of Fellows members please email to be put on the priority waitlist.

You can watch the livestream here.

Featuring Walter Isaacson, bestselling biographer, Professor of History at Tulane University, and former President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, on his newest book Elon Musk (September 2023). Isaacson will delve into the life and story of one of today’s most intriguing and controversial figures. How did Musk become a leader in such diverse industries, from electric vehicles to space exploration to Twitter?
Paepcke Auditorium

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You can purchase his book Elon Musk here. Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Book signing to follow.

“From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.” – Simon and Schuster

Walter Isaacson is the bestselling author of biographies of Jennifer Doudna, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. He is a professor of history at Tulane and was CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2023. His latest book is Elon Musk. Visit him at

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Event information
Sun Sep 24, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N. Third St.
Aspen, CO