Aspen Ideas Festival 2011
The Aspen Ideas Festival 2011 brought together key leaders and thinkers to discuss arts & design in American culture, green technology, the formation of a post-9/11 world, and the role of government in US life. Other segments focused on inter alia, education, the meaning of happiness, social media, and medical innovation. Among the many speakers were Alan Greenspan, Sandra Day O'Connor, David Brooks, Robert Putnam, and Dalia Mogahed. Particular sessions addressed effect of the rise of the Tea Party on the 2011 elections and generational shifts that might affect the future of American policy. Video and audio of festival sessions is available online. The Aspen Ideas Festival is an annual convention sponsored by the Aspen Institute, in cooperation with The Atlantic, designed to bring together luminaries in various social and political areas of expertise to discuss the important issues and trends in contemporary American life.