We expect the upcoming season to be filled with frank and fruitful discussions at our marquee Institute events, such as the 10th annual Aspen Ideas Festival. But we also host other, equally dynamic and substantive events throughout the year. We invite you to join us this spring and summer — by watching live online — to witness and participate in these conversations.
Scroll down for five upcoming events this year that you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars so that you can watch these events as they happen on our livestream page, and share your comments by tweeting us at @AspenInstitute.
New York Ideas Forum: The third annual New York Ideas Forum will gather cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. (May 6th, various times)
Building Opportunities for Young Adults: A Discussion on Strategies to Support the Newest Generation of Workers: Presented by the Economic Opportunities Program, this panel discussion will explore the challenges young workers face in today’s economy, and ideas for expanding meaningful volunteer, on-the-job learning, and entrepreneurship opportunities. (May 12th at Noon/EST)
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson Delivers the 2014 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: Speaking about the intersection of the sciences and the humanities, Isaacson will deliver the 43rd Jefferson Lecture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. (May 12th at 7:30PM/EST)
Franklin Project Summit at Gettysburg: Our Unfinished Work: Hear from high-profile guests — including Chelsea Clinton, Franklin Project Founder General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, and others — seeking to expand support for a “service year” as a rite of passage for all 18 to 28 year olds. (June 4th-6th, various times)
2014 Aspen Ideas Festival: Kicking off the 10th annual Aspen Ideas Festival is Spotlight Health, which will offer participants the opportunity to join in dynamic conversations about health from an integrative perspective. In partnership with The Atlantic, the Festival brings together some of the foremost thinkers in the world today with civically-minded leaders in business, the arts, politics, philanthropy, and more, who will both share ideas and questions and drive thought to action. (June 24th-July 3rd, various times)