Aspen Across America is a special event series hosted by the Aspen Institute, offering live, unscripted, and non-partisan conversations in cities across the United States. From town halls to intimate Salons, Aspen Across America events address issues that matter.
Aspen Across America is directed by Dr. Eric L. Motley, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The Aspen Institute, as part of National Programs, an initiative founded to expand the Institute's mission to new geographies and more diverse audiences. Dr. Motley's career at the Institute has been characterized by a commitment to fellowship, values, and culture.
Aspen Across America partners with leading academic and cultural institutions to bring the Aspen Institute's signature style of nonpartisan, values-based dialogue to towns and cities throughout the United States. Our mission is to unite local leaders with global thinkers, shining a light on the unique strengths of particular American communities, while fostering collaborations and leadership for positive change.
Where We've Been
From life lessons with Warren Buffet in Omaha to a daylong tour of Arkansas's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Aspen Across America has traversed both coasts and eight cities since hosting its first event at Christie's New York in June 2014. From rural to urban, and everywhere in between, Aspen Across America addresses topics that matter in the United States right now.