Aspen Ideas Festival 2016

The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Some 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, launched in 2005, on the Aspen Institute's campus in Aspen, Colorado. Working with the Aspen Institute Arts Program and its director, Damian Woetzel, we set up a Portal Tent at the 2016 festival and connected attendees to sites in Kigali, Herat, and Milwaukee for discussions on international security, criminal justice, and art.