About the Action Forum

The Resnick Aspen Action Forum is one of the Aspen Institute's greatest platforms for sparking real and measurable change in the world. Since its inception seven years ago, the Action Forum has successfully provided a space for action oriented leaders to come together, pause, reflect, refresh, and recommit to doing their part to build a better world.
 

Every Fellow in the Aspen Global Leadership Network can benefit from attending the Action Forum. It could be especially rewarding if:
  • You’re at a personal or professional inflection point and want time to gain clarity and perspective 
  • You’re looking to reconnect with old friends or new leaders in the AGLN
  • You're launching a venture and want a chance to network with like minded, action oriented leaders
  • You have children between the ages of 10-18 who might benefit from an Aspen seminar experience

    The event offers participants – most of whom are members of the Aspen Global Leadership Network – a chance to retreat from the spotlight, refresh their perspectives on work and life, and build relationships with other leaders from across the globe. Each year, more than 350 entrepreneurs gather from over 30 countries to delve into the most pressing global challenges at one of the Aspen Institute’s most diverse convenings. See who has attended the Resnick Aspen Action Forum here

    Attendees share a common purpose: they are socially conscious, action oriented leaders – men and women who have achieved great success in their careers as entrepreneurs and CEOs, and now are using their talents to effect change in their communities and around the world. Participants are inspired by the Action Forum’s seminars, workshops, topical dialogues, and other action oriented programming
     

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. 
 

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 2019 program.

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 Action Forum

The Youth Action Forum 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 Youth Action Forum.

Moving From Thought to Action

At its core, the Resnick Aspen Action Forum is about moving leaders from thought to action. Action Forum participants are motivated and in positions to make a dent in some of today’s most intractable global challenges. To help facilitate this action, participants are invited to make an “Action Pledge,” or a public commitment to help tackle a specific challenge. Over 1,000 Action Pledges have been made since the 2013 Action Forum, ranging from supporting female entrepreneurs in Uganda to bringing a vaccine for the Zika virus to market. 
 

Taking Action

Participants of the Action Forum share a common thread; they’re inspired leaders committed to using their platforms as a force for measurable change. Through their Action Pledges, they are tackling the most intractable challenges in their communities. Learn more about Action Pledges and how to make one.

Supporting Action

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 


2019 RESNICK ASPEN ACTION FORUM SPONSORS

ENDOWED FUNDING PROVIDED BY

 
THE RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

THE JOHN P. AND ANNE WELSH MCNULTY FOUNDATION
MASTERCARD
PAUL HASTINGS LLP
THE SKOLL FOUNDATION

THE BEZOS FAMILY FOUNDATION
GILLIAN AND ROBERT STEEL
INVESCO QQQ FUND 
MARGOT AND TOM PRITZKER
MICHAEL KLEIN AND JOANY FABRY

THE DANNY KAYE AND SYLVIA FINE KAYE FOUNDATION