Follow us at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival
The Aspen Ideas Festival is a conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues society faces. Presented by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, and underwritten by Thomson Reuters*, the Festival highlights the ideas of experts at the forefront of their fields and of leaders whose actions are changing the world.
Over the past five years some of the most inspiring and provocative writers, artists, scientists, business leaders, educators, economists, doctors, foreign policy experts and political leaders – drawn from myriad fields, from across the country and around the world – have gathered in Aspen to talk, teach, debate, question, and think out loud.
This yearâ€™s special emphasis on “IDEAS IN ACTION” spotlights cutting-edge, or timeless, thinking that has – or will – translate into actions that make a difference. Focus areas include Living Digitally, The Century of Biology, and The Next Economy: Innovation as Catalyst.
Over the coming week, our own participants in the Festivalâ€™s panel discussions, tutorials, seminars, and other events will contribute written and video segments on some very big ideas, direct to you from Aspen.Â Our Blogger-in-Chief will be Stephen Adler, Editorial Director, Professional division.
Participants include David Craig, Chief Strategy Officer; Raymond Fabius, M.D, Chief Medical Officer of our Healthcare & Science business; Peter Jackson, Chief Scientist and Robert Rose, Global Head, Strategic Planning and Business Development of our Enterprise division. They will be panelists or moderators for topics such as Cyber-Power and Cyber-Security; Intelligence, Intuition, and Information: The Promise and Peril of Big Data; Feeding the Pipeline: How Can We Bring Drugs to Market? and On to Implementation: How Do We Ensure the Integrity of the Health Care Plan?
* In addition to Thomson Reuters, underwriters include Allstate; Altria; Applied Materials; Booz Allen Hamilton; Ernst & Young; Hewlett-Packard; Mercedes-Benz; Monsanto; Shell and U.S. Trust.