Engaging With the Aspen Ideas Festival

June 26, 2013

Contacts: Jennifer Myers
Director of Public Affairs, The Aspen Institute

Natalie Raabe
Communications Director, The Atlantic
(202) 266-7533/nraabe@theatlantic.com

Expanded media, online, and social media coverage to be available throughout the Festival

Aspen, CO, June 26, 2013 – Heading into its ninth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world. Multiple sessions will be broadcast live each day and a full schedule will be posted before the Festival and updated regularly here: http://www.aspenideas.org/content/watch-live

Additionally, season 2 of The Aspen Institute Presents, a five-part series, will be transmitting directly from the Aspen Ideas Festival. The show is produced exclusively for public television’s WORLD Channel and hosted by PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan and BBC’s Jon Stewart. Regular national video alerts will also highlight the day’s debates, interviews, and revelations throughout the week-long Festival.

People can now join the Aspen Ideas Festival conversation online in more ways than ever before:

“As the Festival continues to grow each year, so do the opportunities we have to reach new and diverse audiences online and around the world,” said Kitty Boone, vice president of public programs at the Aspen Institute and director of the Aspen Ideas Festival. “Our hope is to make the Festival open and accessible to as many people as possible.”

The following media outlets will be broadcasting live or tape delayed from the Festival, so watch for local listings and airtimes:

  • MSNBC‘s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”
  • CNBC‘s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and “On the Money”
  • NPR‘s “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin
  • BBC‘s “The Forum” with Bridget Kendall
  • Sirius XM’s “Stand Up! with Pete Dominick” on channel 104 and “Polioptics with Joshua King” on POTUS channel 124
  • Minnesota Public Radio
  • Huffington Post Live
  • Aspen Public Radio airing live and taped sessions. Check www.aspenpublicradio.org.

You can also get more event coverage from The Atlantic, co-presenter of the Festival, on the TheAtlantic.com’s “Ideas Special Report.” The special online section includes:

  • Special commentaries and observations from Atlantic writers and editors on the ground in Aspen
  • Video interviews with Festival speakers
  • Video highlights from select sessions
  • Photo galleries

The “Ideas Special Report” coincides with the July/August Ideas of The Atlantic in print and online, focused on some of the most powerful ideas shaping our world. For more, visit http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/ideas-2013/.

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