Heady Stuff

Festivals of the Mind 2019

A top-shelf literary gathering from Aspen Words, hot-button issues at Aspen Ideas, and renewable energy innovation at AREDAY drive summer's intellectual conversation.


Call & Response

Dan Porterfield Takes the Helm at the Aspen Institute

The new president and CEO plans to help empower youth with knowledge, promote diversity, and eat lots of ice cream.

07/26/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Art Reincarnate

A Herbert Bayer Sculpture Finds a New Home at the Aspen Institute

After being in storage for more than two decades, Anaconda now graces the Aspen Meadows campus.

07/26/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Feeling the Heat

The 2 Can't-Miss Climate Change Documentaries at Aspen Ideas Festival

Our film critics George Eldred and Laura Thielen preview An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and Chasing Coral.

06/22/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen