Summit to kick off Ideas Fest |

Summit to kick off Ideas Fest


The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project announced Wednesday that it will kick off the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 25 with the 21st Century National Service Summit.

Set for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Greenwald Pavilion on the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus, the summit will include opening remarks by Gen. Stanley McChrystal (retired, U.S. Army). Featured panelists will include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps Barbara Pierce Bush and best-selling author and U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore. The talk will be moderated by E. J. Dionne, award-winning Washington Post columnist and a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Tickets are $20 each and go on sale Friday through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House. Doors will open 45 minutes before the start of the event, and unclaimed tickets will be on sale at the door. For a full calendar of upcoming events at the Aspen Institute, visit

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