The Aspen Institute Presents:“Why Goethe? Why 1949? Why Aspen?”

January 8, 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Beth Slater
The Aspen Institute
Ph: (970) 544-7914


The Aspen Institute Presents:
“Why Goethe? Why 1949? Why Aspen?”

In Honor of Wintersköl 2010

Aspen, CO, January 8, 2010 — Something ground-breaking happened in Aspen in the summer 1949. Even though there were very few hotel rooms, 2000 people came here. In honor of Wintersköl’s theme “Epic Steeps, Decades Deep” the Aspen Institute will present a multi-media presentation that will give new comers and old timers alike, a new understanding of the “big bang” that caused Aspen to become the unique spiritual, cultural, intellectual and recreational center that it is today.

 Narrated by Steve Wickes, an Associate Director at the Aspen Institute, the dinner discussion will highlight the event that was featured on the cover of TIME magazine on July 11,1949.

The dinner discussion will take place from 6:00–8:00 pm. Tickets are $50 for Aspen Institute and ACRA members and $60 for non-members. The dinner ticket includes a three-course dinner and a glass of wine. To register, please call Beth Slater at the Aspen Institute @ 970-544-7914

 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 and has an international network of partners.



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