Tomorrow great minds will begin to gather in Colorado at the Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine. FORA.tv will live stream many of the most important presentations and then post the programs for on-demand viewing.
This year’s lineup nicely follows many of the themes that the FORA.tv audience has found so engaging, including this week’s hit–Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, asking if women can have it all. On Sunday, July 1, in Aspen Katie Couric will further flesh out the topic with Anne-Marie Slaughter, the renowned Princeton professor.
One of the most popular debates Intelligence Squared U.S. presented on FORA.tv was whether or not college football should be banned. At the Ideas Festival on Thursday, June 28, , a number of well-known figures, including Joe Nocera of the New York Times, will expand on the debate. College sports is at a critical crossroads and the panelists will discuss if it has become more about entertainment than education. Later that day the festival will tackle college football specifically with ”Head Games: Can Football Be Saved From Itself?” Among the panelists will be Tom Farrey, an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ESPN and the author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children.
Big data remains a big topic. We have covered it numerous times including That Giant Sifting Sound: A Short History of Big Data and In Screen We Trust: The Dangers of Malleable Data. In its CEO series on Friday, June 29, the festival will present “The Next Seismic Shift: Understanding Big Data.” There are many more programs on the agenda, which will be updated daily. Enjoy the show!