2020 Festival Cancellation
After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival. We choose to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, and countless volunteers, and signal our respect for those both locally and globally who are struggling with the consequences of this outbreak.
*Did you purchase a pass to the 2020 Festival? Here are your purchased pass options.
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A Public Conference in 2021
The Festival will return to Aspen in 2021. Here's what you can expect.
Presented by the Aspen Institute in partnership with The Atlantic, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to present and discuss the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times.
Anyone may purchase a pass to attend; the Aspen Ideas Festival is open to all. The Aspen Ideas Festival takes place on the Aspen Institute's Aspen Meadows campus and in venues throughout the city of Aspen, Colorado.
The dates for the 2021 event in Aspen are as follows (they are subject to change):
*Aspen Ideas Health June 23 - 26
*Aspen Ideas Festival June 26 - July 2
The Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado
1000 N. Third Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611