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.
If you have already registered for the 2020 Action Forum, we will reimburse all registration fees. Although we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assist with all lodging and travel cancellations, we have included some pertinent information below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
Questions about travel or lodging? Please contact Phoebe Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted rates are available for Resnick Aspen Action Forum participants at several Aspen-area hotels. Please do not make a reservation until your registration for the Action Forum is confirmed. We are pleased to work with specialists at Ski.com for travel and lodging needs in the Aspen area. For booking assistance, please contact Marcie at email@example.com or (800)525-2052 ext. 3321.
|Hotel||Cost||How to Make a Reservation|
|The Limelight Hotel||5% off available rates||Aspen: To make your reservation please have your guests either email Aspenreservations@limelighthotels.com or call (866) 987-0352, please make sure to reference the group name (Aspen Action Forum) to receive the discounted rates.
Snowmass: To make your reservation please have your guests either email Snowmassreservations@limelighthotels.com or call (844) 362-7119, please make sure to reference the group name (Aspen Action Forum) to receive the discounted rates.
|Annabelle Inn||10% off available rates||To make your reservation please call +1 (877) 266-2466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms, so reservations will be first-come, first-served.|
|Aspen Square Hotel||Discounted rates for:
Fireplace studios: $399/night
|The Aspen Square Condominium Hotel has confirmed discounted rates for the Aspen Action Forum (July 21-26, 2020). To make your reservation, call +1 (800) 862-7736 and reference Aspen Action Forum. Reservations are based on availability at booking. Tax and service additional.|
|Mountain Chalet||5% off available rates||To make your reservation please call +1 (970) 925-7797 and mention the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms, so reservations will be first-come, first-served.|
|Molly Gibson Lodge||20% off available rates with reservations made no later than June 30, 2020||To make your reservation please call 970-925-3434 and mention Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms, so reservations will be first-come, first-served.|
|Hotel Aspen||20% off available rates with reservations made no later than June 30, 2020||To make your reservation please call 970-925-3441 and mention Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms, so reservations will be first-come, first-served.|
|The Gant||30% off available rates with reservations made no later than April 30, 2019.||To secure individual room reservations, attendees must call The Gant Reservations Department at 1-800-345-1471 and identify themselves as member of the Aspen Institute – Action Forum 2020. Guests can also visit www.gantaspen.com and ACTION20 in the promotional code section.|
|Frias Properties of Aspen & Independence Square Hotel||15% off available rates||To make your reservation, please call 800-633-0336 / 970-920-2010 or email Reservations@FriasProperties.com and reference ‘Aspen Action Forum’ to receive discounted rates.|
If you are interested in renting a home or condo for this year's Resnick Aspen Action Forum, please consider using one of property rental sites below.
- Aspen Signature Properties: To inquire about available properties, please call Ann Wilkinson Smith at (970) 618-8591 or email email@example.com.
- Aspen Luxury Vacation Rentals: To inquire about available properties, please call (970) 618-8290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Whitman Fine Properties:To inquire about available properties, please call Wendalin Whitman at (970) 544-3771 or email email@example.com.
- Stay Aspen: Snowmass House Rentals: To inquire about available properties, please call Stay Aspen at (970) 429-5046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Frias Properties:To inquire about available properties, please call the International Sales Manager at (970) 429-2453 or email email@example.com.
- Alpine Property Rentals: To inquire about available properties, please call Alpine Property at +1 (866) 208-2407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lift One Condos: To inquire about available properties, please call Lift One at (970) 925-1670 or email email@example.com
Participants should book their flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) which is approximately 10-15 minutes from hotels throughout Aspen. Please plan to arrive in Aspen no later than Tuesday, July 21 and plan to depart no earlier than Sunday, July 26. We encourage you to consider arriving a day early to acclimate to Aspen's altitude.
During the summertime, direct flights to Aspen are available from Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Complimentary airport transportation is included at many of the hotels above.
Flying to Denver & Driving to 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.
Shuttle Transportation within Aspen
Complimentary shuttles are available to bring participants from downtown Aspen to the Aspen Meadows Resort. An event shuttle will circulate during select hours with stops at the Aspen Meadows Resort and the other hotel properties listed above. A schedule will be available at registration.
Still have questions about travel to Aspen? Please contact Phoebe Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather and Altitude
The days should be high-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (21-26 C) and the evenings will be in the 40s F (5-10 C). The weather in Aspen changes very quickly and summertime rainstorms are not uncommon. Sunscreen is encouraged for all attendees.
The 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.
Oxygen levels are lower at high altitudes. That coupled with the dry climate can contribute to the symptoms of altitude sickness- nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, headache, accelerated pulse or nasal congestion. You can prepare yourself by staying well-hydrated, avoiding alcoholic beverages, keeping physical exertion to a minimum and taking in additional oxygen. An oxygen bar will be available.
Activities in Aspen
- Bike from Aspen to Woody Creek Tavern – You can bike from Aspen to Woody Creek Tavern on the Rio Grande Trail. It is a flat gravel path. Woody Creek Tavern is a historic Aspen restaurant that Hunter S Thompson used to frequent. They have outdoor seating and great food/margaritas. You can take the bus and bikes back so that you don’t have to bike home too.
- Gondola Rides to the Top of Aspen Mountain - Ride the Silver Queen Gondola to 11,212 ft. to the Sundeck. Grab lunch, go for a quick hike or just enjoy the view! It's quite spectacular.
- Bike Riding with Blazing Adventures
- Shopping in Aspen
- Remede Spa - St. Regis Aspen
- More Activities - For more activities such as hot air balloon rides, horse back riding, paragliding, rafting, jeep tours, rock climbing, road biking, etc., please take a look at the Aspen Chamber's website.
- Childcare and Babysitters - Aspen Nannies: (970)376-4054 or A Mom's Day Off: (970)963-8558)
RESNICK ASPEN ACTION FORUM SPONSORS
ENDOWED FUNDING PROVIDED BY
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN
THE JOHN P. AND ANNE WELSH MCNULTY FOUNDATION
PAUL HASTINGS LLP
THE SKOLL FOUNDATION
GILLIAN AND ROBERT STEEL
MARGOT AND TOM PRITZKER
MICHAEL KLEIN AND JOANY FABRY
THE DANNY KAYE AND SYLVIA FINE KAYE FOUNDATION