We are celebrating our tenth anniversary in the summer of 2014. What a journey this has been! Over the past ten years, we have been fortunate to present to audiences, both in Aspen and online, some of the most amazing thought leaders and presenters from across the globe. Thanks to all for your support, enthusiasm, and interest in making the Festival’s success a reality.
As we craft our tenth year, we will continue to gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to present their ideas, showcase their work, and engage with you as they discuss the issues that inspire them. As always, the Aspen Institute is delighted to present the Aspen Ideas Festival with our partners at The Atlantic, supported as well by underwriters and foundations that believe in the power of exchanging ideas.
Our theme for 2014 is straightforward. We don’t want to look back. We want to look forward. What will the next ten years bring? We are imagining 2024. What innovations will wow us in health and medicine, robotics and biotechnology? What form will climate changes take? What dynamics will shape our societies at home and abroad? What will education and the arts look like? Will we be more attuned to the power of creativity?