About

*This event is by invitation only.

The Resnick Aspen Action Forum is one the Aspen Institute's greatest platforms for effecting real and measurable change in the world. It is an annual four-day event held in Aspen, CO that encourages entrepreneurial leaders from around the world to commit to putting their ideas for impact into action. 

The event offers participants a chance to retreat from the spotlight and refresh their perspectives on their work and lives. These participants – most of whom are part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network – are inspired by the Action Forum’s seminars, workshops, and topical dialogues, to make public “Action Pledges” which detail specific ways they will create positive change in their communities. Learn More

We are now accepting content ideas for the 2017 Resnick Aspen Action Forum. 
SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS

The Experience

The Resnick Aspen Action Forum is personalized, intimate, and highly participatory. There is no other event designed to spur such a highly talented, global group of leaders to do something about the world’s challenges. The theme and topics for the 2017 are being crowd sourced now and will be announced in December.   For additional information about the Action Forum program, see the 2016 Action Forum Agenda here
 

Dialogues and Workshops

Most sessions will be small group dialogues of no more than 25 - 30 people each, much like the Aspen Institute's AGLN Fellowship experience. Learn more about the content offerings from 2016.  2017 topics are being crowd sourced now.

Staying in Aspen

The Action Forum is held in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn more about how to prepare, where to stay, and what to see and do in Aspen. 

Youth Camp

The Youth Camp was created to make the Action Forum a family-friendly event. Give your kids the Aspen experience while you continue your own leadership journey at the Action Forum. Learn more about the Action Forum Youth Camps.

Taking Action

An action wall is used by participants to generate ideas.
At its core, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum is about moving leaders from thought to action. We challenge leaders to step up and make a commitment to do more to build the good society while also providing the support they need to do so. 

Make an Action Pledge
Participants of the Action Forum share a common thread; they're doers. Through their Action Pledges, they are tackling the most intractable challenges in their communities. Learn more about Action Pledges and how to make one.  Learn More

Support Action Pledges and Ventures
Thanks to strong partnerships with the John P. McNulty Foundation and Paul Hastings, LLC, participants have the opportunity to apply resources in support of their pledges and ventures. Learn more about support for pledges and ventures: 
John P. McNulty Prize  •  Paul Hastings Action Pledge

2016 Resnick Aspen Action Forum Sponsors

ENDOWED FUNDING PROVIDED BY

THE RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN
 

SKIP BATTLE
THE JOHN P. AND ANNE WELSH MCNULTY FOUNDATION


THE DANNY KAYE AND SYLVIA FINE KAYE FOUNDATION
HEALTH INNOVATORS FELLOWSHIP

MICHAEL KLEIN AND JOANY FABRY
MARGOT AND TOM PRITZKER
GILLIAN AND ROBERT STEEL

LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP