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2018 Aspen Ideas Festival


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.

A Public Conference

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.

Festival Resources
Attendee Information Guide: What to expect when you attend the Ideas Festival
2018 Program Tracks
Watch and listen to programming from 2017

To Register

This registration site has three pages: Summary (you are on the summary page now), Sessions, and Register. You can find more detailed information about the various Festival pass options on the Sessions page.

To register, please proceed to the registration page, fill out the registration form, and select your pass.

If you are registering two or more people
Fill out the registration form and select the pass for the first attendee in your group. Once this is complete, you may select “Add another registrant” to register additional people. When the new registration page appears, select "Attendee" from the drop down menu at the top of the page before completing the form and selecting a festival pass. 

Once your registration and payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If you paid online with a credit card, you will also receive a receipt from the Institute’s online payment gateway, authorize.net.

Festival Passes & Pricing

The Festival is divided into three segments, each with its own stand-alone pass. In our enthusiasm to accommodate the demand for Festival passes, we offer attendees the opportunity to register for only Festival 1 or Festival 2.

Please note that both Festival 1 and Festival 2 are now sold out.
To be placed on our wait list, please contact Morgan Walsh morgan.walsh@aspeninstitute.org

Spotlight Health pass  June 21– 24  $2,000
Festival 1 pass  SOLD OUT June 24 – 27  SOLD OUT
Festival 2 pass    June 27 – 30 SOLD OUT
Spotlight Health + Festival 1 pass   SOLD OUT
Spotlight Health + Festival 2 pass   SOLD OUT

Student passes may be purchased on the registration page. Students, ages 18 - 22, attending with a registered family member, may purchase a discounted pass to Spotlight Health, Festival 1, or Festival 2.

Registration questions?
Morgan Walsh



06/21/2018 10:00 AM - 06/30/2018 3:00 PM
The Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado
1000 N. Third Street
AspenColorado 81611