Socrates Program

The Aspen Institute Socrates Program provides a forum for emerging leaders 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.

The Socrates Program started 2020 as many organizations and people across the country, with grand plans and great optimism – with four programs in January and three successful seminars as part of a very successful Winter Seminar series in Aspen, it was looking like another banner year. As the severity of the coronavirus pandemic came into focus, the Socrates Program shifted quickly, creating Socrates Goes Digital. The first Socrates digital event, Learning from Lincoln: Leadership in a Time of Crisis, was on April 3rd, which launched weekly Thursday conversations. We hope you join us live or watch the recorded conversations and stay connected.