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Aspen, CO, June 23, 2014 – Celebrating its tenth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and TheAtlantic, invites the public to join the conversation, no matter where they’re located in the world. This year’s Festival, which opens tomorrow and imagines our world in 2024 from a variety of viewpoints, offers more opportunities than ever for engagement online, on social media, and through media outlets that will be on campus.
Facebook: Like us at and Facebook.com/TheAtlantic, follow Facebook.com/AtlanticLIVE for inside looks at the Festival, and participate in Facebook Q&As with Festival speakers throughout the week. A schedule of Q&A sessions will be posted on Facebook when the Festival begins.
Reddit: Ask our speakers anything during our AMAs with Festival speakers.
“In recognition of the 10th year of the Festival, we’re making it more accessible than ever before,” said Kitty Boone, vice president of public programs at the Aspen Institute and director of the Aspen Ideas Festival. “We aim to spur a thoughtful and comprehensive dialogue both on the stage and on your screen about the most important issues facing us today and in the future.”
Media outlets currently planning to report and present from the Festival include the following (watch for local listings and airtimes):
Yahoo! News with Katie Couric
CNBC’s “Closing Bell”
American Public Media’s special “Marketplace Presents” roadshow
“Race Card Project” with NPR’s Michele Norris
PBS’s “NewsHour Weekend” with Hari Sreenivasan
Fox Business’s “Opening Bell” with Maria Bartiromo (remotely)
Sirius XM’s “Stand Up! with Pete Dominick” weekdays from 6-9am ET on channel 104 and “The Perri Peltz Show” Tuesday at 11am ET on channel 106
Sirius XM’s “Aspen Ideas Radio” beginning 8pm ET July 4 through July 6 at pm ET on channel 104.
You can also get more event coverage from The Atlantic, co-presenter of the Festival, which will be available this week at TheAtlantic.com. The special online section includes:
Reporting and analysis from Atlantic writers and editors in Aspen
Video interviews with Festival speakers
Video highlights from select sessions
The report coincides with the July/August Ideas issue of The Atlantic magazine, which this year is focused on the creative process that drives innovation, technology, science, and the arts, and which will be available this week at TheAtlantic.com.
Additionally, The Atlantic’s Events Channel will offer constant coverage of the Festival, from live streams and session recaps, to curated video clips and behind the scenes insights.
About The Atlantic
Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site, The Wire, and CityLab.com on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media.