Aspen Institute's NY Ideas Forum Aims to Change the World

The NY Ideas Forum, presented by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute at the New-York Historical Society brings together today’s disruptors and innovators across various industries for a day of discussion and debate. With an eye to those shaking things up in their industries or charting new territory, participants in the third annual NY Ideas Forum include the creator of the Cronut, SoulCycle’s founders, a lead engineer of NASA’s Mars Rover landing, and the brain behind Change.org.

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NY Ideas Forum

The third annual New York Ideas Forum gathered cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. Established at the New-York Historical Society, New York Ideas brings together over 600 New York and national thought leaders. Through interviews, panels, debates, displays, and break-out sessions, they showcase the trends, innovations, and technologies driving the business, political, and cultural landscape.

NY Ideas focuses on “The Innovators,” convening leaders and agents of change in business, finance, technology, the sciences, and the arts for stimulating conversations, interactive displays, and break out sessions on the trends and technologies set to change New York...and from there, the world.

Participants in the 3rd Annual New York Ideas Forum

Participants in the 3rd Annual New York Ideas Forum included:
Designer Jonathan Adler
Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel
The Lowline Co-Founder and Executive Director Daniel Barasch
DonorsChoose.org Founder and CEO Charles Best
New York Times Food Columnist Mark Bittman
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton
Ideapod Co-Founder Justin Brown
Fast Future Author David Burstein
Smorgasburg Founders Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby
Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles
SoulCycle Co-Founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice
Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean
Tradesy.com Founder and CEO Tracy Dinunzio
IDEO Partner Fred Dust
Author and Historian George Dyson
Storefront Co-Founders Erik Eliason and Tristan Pollock
Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman
Getty Images Director of Visual Trends Pamela Grossman
Mental Floss Co-Founders Mangesh Hattikudur and William Pearson
Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick
Vox.com Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein
Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy
LinkedIn SVP of Products and User Experience Deep Nishar
Change.org Founder and CEO Ben Rattray
Blue Apron Founder and CEO Matt Salzberg
Pitchfork Founder and CEO Ryan Schreiber
Journalist and Author Gail Sheehy
The Awl Co-Founder Choire Sicha
NASA’s Lead Mechanical Engineer for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission Adam Steltzner
Kickstarter Co-Founder and CEO Yancey Strickler
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker
The Frick Collection Director Ian Wardropper

About The Atlantic and AtlanticLIVE

Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about “the American Idea” that would be of “no party or clique,” The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s industry-leading events division, brings the magazine’s pages to life through intelligent conversation with leading newsmakers, thought leaders and engaged audiences in cities across the country. The Atlantic and AtlanticLIVE are properties of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media.

About the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners

Source: Aspen Institute

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