2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

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The opening segment of this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival focused on health and gave way to the overall theme in upcoming activities. From interactive sessions to one-on-interviews, the festival, in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, provides vital and global information in an engaging and thought-provoking combination of presentations. The programming began June 25, in Aspen, Colorado, and will run through July 1.

Aspen Ideas Festival

The festival is divided by program tracks like Moonshots, Caregiving, and Intersections that each focus on different aspects of health including socio-economics, technology, and science. Featured leaders include US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Former US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, among more than 300 guest speakers.


Visit www.aspenideas.org/schedule for the entire schedule of activities.

Aspen Ideas Festival

You can watch the opening session of the festival today on Youtube and follow everything that’s happening on social media:

Thursday’s opening session was Federal Health Policy: An Interview with Kathleen Sebelius, 21st Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and took place at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. It was conducted by anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff. You can read the entire session here.


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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...