Aspen Institute seminars help leaders reflect on timeless ideas and values. Through text-based dialogue with expert moderators and accomplished peers, seminar participants enhance their capacities to think more creatively in solving the problems that confront society.
Aspen Executive Seminar

The Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society—the flagship offering that launched the Institute in 1950.

Justice and Society Seminars

The moderators for the 2016 Justice & Society Seminar will be Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Daniel Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Leadership and Character Seminar

What is character? How is it developed? What are the internal resources that contribute to values-based leadership? How do we cultivate, share, and support a leadership culture which emphasizes character?

Nature, Society, and Sustainability Backpacking Seminar

Join us in the Colorado Rockies to explore issues of sustainability, environmental philosophy, and ethics, as well as related policy issues including conservation and sustainable development.

Socrates Program Seminars

A forum for emerging leaders (approximately ages 28-45) from various professions to convene and explore contemporary issues through expert-moderated dialogue. Socrates also provides the opportunity for participants to enter into a diverse professional network, and into the broader range of the Aspen Institute's programs.

Wye Academic Programs

In a longstanding collaboration with Association of American Colleges and Universities, these seminars engage faculty, senior academic administrators, and college presidents in an exchange of ideas about liberal arts education, citizenship, and the global polity.