The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic Wrap the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival

July 8, 2011

Jennifer Myers
The Aspen Institute

 Natalie Raabe
The Atlantic

Aspen Ideas Festival Dates Set for 2012

**UPDATE: Dates for 2012 have been changed to June 27-July 3, 2012**

Washington, DC, July 7, 2011 – The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic held the seventh annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, on June 27-July 3, 2011. Guided by discussions and presentations from more than 300 leaders in the fields of arts, science, culture, technology, religion, philosophy, business, economics, and politics, an audience of nearly 2,000 was engaged in deep and inquisitive public discourse on the most important and exciting ideas and issues facing the world today. The eighth edition of this celebraton of ideas is slated for Monday, July 2 – Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Festival highlights from 2011 included:

Additional videos and audio clips can be found at and at The Atlantic’sIdeas Special Report”.

Underwriters for the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival included Allstate, Altria, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, HP, Mercedes-Benz, Shell, Siemens, Thomson Reuters, and U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

About The Atlantic

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About The Aspen Institute

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. For more information, visit



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