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? 
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 spouse pass? 
  • Spouses who purchase the Full Participation 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? 
  • Our youth programming for this summer is still under construction! View last year's agenda here and check back in January for the 2020 draft agenda. 

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 peronsonalized 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 included with my registration fee? 
  • The full participation registration fee includes attendance to all Meals, Receptions, Seminar Dialogues, Topical Dialogues, Master Classes, Performance/Artistic Program Elements, Plenaries, 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 Sam Cherry at samantha.cherry@aspeninstitute.org.

Who else is participating this year? 
  • Check back here in February for an updated list of leaders attending the 2020 Action Forum. Check out past attendees here
 

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!