The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.
Spark intellectual inquiry and exchange, connecting new concepts to timeless values
Create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good
Provide a nonpartisan forum for reaching solutions on vital public policy issues
What We Do
Nonpartisan initiatives that drive dialogue and action on today’s challenges
Multi-year programs where leaders explore their core values to drive action in their communities and businesses
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Opportunities for the public to engage with experts and each other
YOUTH & ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Initiatives that develop values-driven young leaders and activate the next generation of citizens
Small gatherings where experts and leaders reflect, connect, and share ideas
A network of partners that address global challenges and develop values-based leaders
Digital content and publications that promote innovative thinking and solutions
The Aspen Institute is a non-profit force for good whose mission is to convene change-makers of every type, established and emerging, in order to frame and then solve society’s most important problems. Our programs—from the Aspen Ideas Festival to the Resnick Aspen Action Forum to the policy discussions held around our seminar tables—bring together diverse voices with a shared commitment to improving the human condition.
— Dan Porterfield, President and CEO