The Aspen Institute Announces the Resnick Aspen Action Forum July 19-22, 2016

July 19, 2016

Convening focuses on leading toward justice

Contact: Douglas Farrar
The Aspen Institute
(202) 669 2333

Aspen, CO, July 19, 2016 — The Aspen Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Over 350 participants, including Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows, other entrepreneurial leaders from Aspen Institute programs, partners, and invited participants, will gather in Aspen, Colorado from July 19 through July 22, 2016. The theme of this year’s Action Forum is “Leading Toward Justice.”

All sessions during these four days are designed to inspire concrete actions that will address critical social challenges in the more than 30 countries represented. The Action Forum gives some of the world’s most innovative leaders – most from business but many from government and civil society organizations – opportunities to learn from one another and to expand their impact by embracing diversity, sharing and collaboration.

“Now more than ever, society is challenging us to act and ensure that ‘liberty and justice for all’ is more than just a rote phrase,” said Peter Reiling, Executive Vice President for Leadership at the Aspen Institute. “Through honest dialogues, practical workshops and more, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum will spur our Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows and others to combine their talents, resources and platforms to address injustice head-on around the world. We’re deeply grateful to Lynda and Stewart Resnick whose generosity makes this unique annual convening of global change-agents possible.”

Several of the exceptional leaders of of the Aspen Global Leadership Network will be recognized with the announcement of the 2016 John P. McNulty Prize Laureates on July 20.

Resnick Aspen Action Forum speakers include: Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative; Dee Poon, Chief Brand Officer, Esquel Brands and Distribution, Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, LandIT, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairman, and CEO,; Joe Daniels, President and CEO, 9/11 Memorial Museum, and Walter Isaacson, CEO, Aspen Institute. Livestreams and schedule available here:

There are many ways to stay engaged with the event online:

Endowed funding provided by the RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional sponsorship provided by: David M. Rubenstein, The Skoll Foundation, Skip Battle,, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Dell, The John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation, Michael Klein and Joany Fabry, Paul Hastings LLP, Margot and Tom Pritzker, Gillian and Robert Steel, Workday, The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Health Innovators Fellowship, Liberty Fellowship, and the Rodel Foundations.

The Aspen Global Leadership Network is a growing, worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector — currently, more than 2,200 Fellows from 49 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times. All share the experience of participating in the Henry Crown Fellowship or one of the 13 Aspen Institute leadership initiatives it has inspired in the United States, Africa, Central America, India, the Middle East and China. Fellows convene annually at the AGLN’s flagship event, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. For more information, visit

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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