Aspen Across America is a series of events hosted by the Aspen Institute in partnership with outstanding American cultural organizations, such as Monticello, the University of California, the University of Texas, Young Presidents' Organization, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Christie's Auction House. Events range in topic and format, but all feature remarkable, nonpartisan dialogue on issues of significant public interest. Since June 2014, Aspen Across America has gathered speakers including legendary investor Warren Buffett, LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, Dell Computers founder and CEO Michael Dell, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent, Home Depot Chairman and CEO Craig Menear, Buzzfeed Founder Jonah Peretti, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Pandora Founder Tim Westergren, JetBlue founder Alex Wilcox, filmmaker Jim Whitaker, James Beard chef Frank Stitt, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, New York Times columnist Anand Giridharas, director of the Studio Museum Harlem Thelma Golden, entertainment entrepreneur and tech investor Troy Carter, and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to name a few.
How do visionary executives thrive amidst revolutions in technology, markets and tastes, looking beyond the everyday to prototype the future?
Entertainment’s most visionary innovators discuss how they cultivate the moments that change pop cultural history.
An immersive exploration of the third President's brilliance and complex legacy.
A discussion of transformative investments in early childhood education, followed by a conversation on lessons learned in a lifetime of investing.
Entrepreneurs and investors who think outside the box address the current challenges facing the food and agriculture industry.
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson and Dell Inc. Founder and CEO Michael Dell in conversation.
A 24 hour immersion focusing on museums and their role in American society hosted by Alice Walton.
A panel discussing the current place of art in America.