CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (COVID-19)


The Aspen Global Leadership Network team has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum. The dynamic situation with the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unique amount of international participation at the Action Forum significantly inhibits our ability to convene our community. Amid changing travel restrictions, growing concern, and heightened impact across the globe, this decision was rooted in our values of inclusion and fostering community among our entire network of Fellows.  

We remain committed to our mission to support and connect Fellows. To that end, we are actively exploring ways to engage the AGLN community virtually. We welcome your thoughts, opinions, and feedback. In service of community-driven decision making, we have set up this Community Engagement Survey to receive your feedback and suggestions on how you want to engage with the AGLN community. Additionally, on the AGLN website, we have created a space where Fellows can share resources and ideas they have for confronting this pandemic. 

Please visit our Action Forum FAQs page for more information about cancellation implications, reimbursement, and other pertinent information.

Thank you for partnering with us to fulfill our mission of supporting and connecting Fellows.

 

2020 RESNICK ASPEN ACTION FORUM - COVID-19 FAQs

 

Why is the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum cancelled?

The dynamic situation with the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unique amount of international participation at the Action Forum have significantly inhibited our ability to convene our community. With changing travel restrictions, growing concern, and heightened impact across the globe, we made this difficult decision rooted in our values of inclusion and fostering community. We hope this decision allows you peace of mind going forward.  

 

I’m already registered. Will my registration fees be reimbursed?

If you have already registered for the 2020 Action Forum, we will reimburse all registration fees. The registration reimbursement process may take up to 30 days. If you haven’t received reimbursement by Friday, April 17, 2020, please contact Phoebe Copeland at phoebe.copeland@aspeninstitue.org. We ask for your patience as we work to respond to each request as promptly as possible. 

 

How can I proceed to be reimbursed for travel costs?

Please start by reaching out to your travel contact directly. If you are having difficulty securing a refund for your travel, please reach out to Phoebe Copeland at phoebe.copeland@aspeninstitute.org for assistance.

 

How can I proceed to be reimbursed for accommodation?

Please start by reaching out to your lodging contact directly. If you are having difficulty securing a refund for your lodging, please reach out to Phoebe Copeland at phoebe.copeland@aspeninstitute.org for assistance.

 

Does this decision have implications on other programs and events at the Aspen Institute, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Security Forum, etc. ?

It is important to note that this decision does not impact other programs and events at the Aspen Institute, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and Aspen Security Forum. Those program teams are evaluating next steps and are continually consulting with health experts as to whether they can safely host those events with decisions being made no later than May 15.

 

Does this decision have implications for other Aspen Global Leadership Network programming such as Fellowship seminars and smaller gatherings?

Please contact your Fellowship’s leader for any updates regarding Fellowship specific programming.

 

Are there alternative plans for the Action Forum and how will they be communicated to our community?

We are working to innovate new ways to engage the AGLN community around the globe and explore how this community might come together virtually. More information to come. Please continue to consult the FAQs page and the Action Forum website for more information as this situation evolves.

 

Where can our community share feedback, questions, and/or suggestions?

We want you to know we are here to listen. In service of community-driven decision making, we’ve set up this “Community Engagement Survey” [linked] to receive and respond to questions, feedback, and suggestions about how you want to engage with the AGLN community. 

 

When is the 2021 Resnick Aspen Action Forum?

We have every intention of holding the Action Foru

 

GENERAL

 

When is the Action Forum?

The Resnick Aspen Action Forum will begin at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 22 and will conclude after the closing party on Saturday, July 25 (around 10:00pm). 

 

Where is the Action Forum? 

The Resnick Aspen Action Forum will take place at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado.

 

Where do I find the updated Agenda? 

You can always find the current version of the agenda here. It will be updated as content is developed, so make sure to check for updates and new information. You will be able to choose sessions for your personalized agenda on the AGLN website this spring.


 
 

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

 

How can my spouse participate in the Action Forum? 

Spouses can join Action Forum programming by purchasing either a Full Participation spouse pass or a Meal & Plenary spouse pass. 

 

What is the difference between the Full Participation Spouse Pass and the Meal & Plenary Pass? 

Spouses who purchase the Full Participation Spouse Pass will be invited to all programing during the Action Forum. Please note that space is limited for these passes and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. 
Spouses who purchase the Meal & Plenary Pass will be invited to the following activities during the Action Forum: all meals & receptions, all plenary sessions, the mind-body-spirit series, and the art/performance elements of the Action Forum. 

 

How can my children participate in the Action Forum? 

Children ages 10-18 are welcome to participate in the Youth Action Forum. If your children are too young to participate, check out our recommendations below for childcare and day camps in the Aspen area. 

 

What is the agenda for the Youth Action Forum? 

You can find the draft Youth Action Forum Agenda agenda here. Check back throughout the spring for program updates and announcements!

 

Do you have recommendations for childcare, day camps, or nannies for my younger children? 

Yes, the Aspen Chamber of Commerce publishes a list of Kids Camps in the Aspen area. You can check out the list from last summer here. An updated list for summer 2020 will be posted this spring. 

 

 

FLIGHTS AND LODGING

 

When should I arrive? 

We recommend arriving anytime on Tuesday, July 21. Registration for the Action Forum will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday, July 22. Please note: There will be a Parent Meeting for parents with children attending the Youth Forum on Tuesday, July 21 at 5:00pm. Additionally, several fellowship programs will also be hosting Welcome Receptions on Tuesday evening. Check your personalized agenda or reach out to your program director for details. 

 

When should I depart?

We would suggest a departure flight anytime on Sunday, July 26. The Action Forum concludes with the closing party on Saturday, July 25 (around 10:00pm). 

 

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is Aspen Pitkin Airport (ASE). It is about a 10-15 minute drive to the Aspen Meadows Resort and downtown hotels and transportation from the airport can be arranged with your hotel.

 

What if my flight is to Denver not Aspen?

The drive from Denver to Aspen is approximately 4 hours depending on traffic and weather. Epic Mountain Express will provide shuttle transport for Action Forum attendees from Denver International Airport to Aspen for a discounted rate of around $99 per person each way. There will be a number of shuttles running daily from the Denver airport and you can find the schedule here. To book a reservation, call 800-525-6363 or click here and use the code: Institute.

 

How do I get between my hotel and the Aspen Meadows campus? 

An event shuttle will run between the Aspen Meadows resort and downtown hotels. We will provide a schedule at registration. 

 

Where should I stay in Aspen? 

Discounted rates are available for Resnick Aspen Action Forum participants at several Aspen-area hotels. To view these rates, please visit our travel page here

 

How can I book lodging at the Aspen Meadows Resort? 

This year, all lodging for fellows at the Aspen Meadows Resort will be allocated by a random lottery system. To indicate your interest, please opt into the lottery on your personalized registration form.  


 
 

AGENDA

 

Where do I find the updated Agenda? 

You can always find the current version of the agenda here. It will be updated as content is developed, so make sure to check for updates and new information. You will be able to choose sessions for your personalized agenda on the AGLN website this spring. 

 

How do I pick sessions for my personalized agenda? 

The Agenda Builder will be sent out this spring and you will be able to select which Topical Dialogue session you want to attend as well as learn more about this year's program. 


 
 

OTHER

 

What is the registration price breakdown? 

- Domestic Fellow Registration: $1850
- International Fellow Registration: $1300
- Full Participation Spouse Registration: $1850
- Meal & Plenary Spouse Registration: $1000
- Youth Forum Registration: $1000

Please note, all international discounts will be automatically deducted on your personalized registration form. If you have questions, please contact Phoebe Copeland.

 

What is included with each registration type? 

- All full participation passes (Domestic & International Fellows and Full Participation Spouse Pass) include attendance to all Meals, Receptions, Seminar Dialogues, Topical Dialogues, Peer Consultancy Sessions, Master Classes, Performance/Artistic Program Elements, Plenaries, and the Mind-Body-Spirit Series.
- The Meal & Plenary Spouse Pass includes attendance to all Meals, Receptions, Performance/Artistic Program Elements, Plenaries, and the Mind-Body-Spirit Series.
- The Youth Forum Pass includes attendance to all youth programming including Meals, Seminars, and Action Programming as well as some Intergenerational Sessions and the Mind-Body-Spirit Series.

 

What is the dress code? 

Dress code for the Action Forum is “Aspen Casual” – attire can range from jeans, boots, and a rugged button-up shirt to khakis, loafers, and a sport coat. We recommend packing layers as Aspen can be very cold in the morning/evening and hot during the day. If you plan to participate in the hike, bring sneakers or hiking boots. 

 

How do I update my bio? 

You can update your information on your profile on the AGLN website once you log-in. If you have never logged-in to the AGLN Website or App, or if you have forgotten your password, use this link and enter the email we normally use to contact you to reset your password. If you are still having issues logging in, reach out to Kula Manobah at Kula.Manobah@aspeninstitute.org.

 

Who else is participating this year? 

Check back here in February for an updated list of leaders attending the 2020 Action Forum.


 

We hope this page has answered all of your questions about the Action Forum.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Phoebe Copeland at phoebe.copeland@aspeninstitute.org.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

 


RESNICK ASPEN ACTION FORUM SPONSORS

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