The Aspen Environment Forum Releases Single Event Tickets

July 20, 2010

Contact: Jennifer Myers
The Aspen Institute
(202) 736-2906

Beth Foster
National Geographic magazine
(202) 857-7543

Public Welcome to Attend Sessions on Lessons from the Gulf,
Rethinking the News and the Blue Holes of the Baham

Washington, DC, July 20, 2010 –– The Aspen Institute and National Geographic announce the release of individual tickets for select events at the 2010 Aspen Environment Forum, which runs from July 25-28 in Aspen, CO. Individual tickets are on sale at or by calling 970-920-5770.

Individual tickets are available for the following sessions:

Sunday, July 25
“Oil, Risk, and the Future of Energy: Lessons from the Gulf”
Lisa Jackson, administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Wendell Pierce, actor and founder, Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association, Marvin Odum, president, Shell Oil Company, and Joel Bourne, contributing writer, National Geographic magazine, sit with Scott Cowen, president, Tulane University, to discuss what prospects and plans are there to rehabilitate the coast, fisheries, and people of the Gulf, and how we can realistically move away from risky and environmentally damaging sources of energy in the wake of the Gulf disaster.
Greenwald, 5:30 – 6:45pm
Tickets on sale now at or (970) 920-5770, $15

Monday, July 26
“Rethinking the News” Jon Sawyer, founding director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in conversation with Fred de Sam Lazaro, special correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and Dennis Dimick, executive editor for the environment at National Geographic, about how the Pulitzer Center has forged partnerships to cover the global fresh water crisis and leverage the web and social media to extend the stories to students around the world.
Doerr-Hosier, 8pm
Tickets on sale now at or (970) 920-5770, $20

Tuesday, July 27
“Diving Deep – the Blue Holes of the Bahamas” A screening of a National Geographic/NOVA television special about these fascinating caves in the Bahamas will be followed by a panel discussion of the challenges of filming and photographing in this extreme environment and the intriguing clues from the past that are changing scientists’ perceptions of ancient life in this part of the world.
Paepcke Auditorium, 8pm
Tickets on sale now at or (970) 920-5770, $20

Along with these individual ticket sales, forum passes and single day passes are also on sale and available at Forum passes and single day passes include admission to all panels each day, as well as meals.

Daily video highlights from the Aspen Environment Forum will be posted at, and event updates will be featured at and For more information on the Aspen Energy and Environment Program, please visit

To apply for press credentials to the forum, please complete this form. For media questions, please contact Jennifer Myers at or 202-736-2906. For general information about the forum, please contact Beth Foster at or

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The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has an international network of partners.


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