Our Impact

The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the real world.

IDEAS: the Magazine of the Aspen Institute
Around the Institute
In Action
September 1, 2016 • Alison Decker
The inaugural Resnick Aspen Action Forum brought 350 leaders from 35 different countries to Aspen.

IDEAS: the Magazine of the Aspen Institute
Gender Equity
Women on Fire
September 1, 2016 • IDEAS: the Magazine of the Aspen Institute
The United State of Women Summit turns inspiration into action.

US Economy
A Bipartisan Effort for Generations to Come
October 4, 2016 • Anne Mosle
Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at lifting lower-income families out of poverty.

Urban Innovation
You can’t be what you can’t see: breaking down barriers in entrepreneurship
August 12, 2016 • Jennifer Bradley
This is the first piece of the series “Who are Urban Innovators?,” an effort to show what’s possible when urban innovators and people of color get the capital they need to advance their big ideas.