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Aspen Around Town is underwritten wholly through the generosity of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation. 

Aspen Around Town is an event series of the Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit with the mission to promote enlightened leadership through informed dialogue by seeking common ground at home and around the world. The support of donors is critical to sustaining our work.

The Society of Fellows

The Society of Fellows is an engaged community of the Institute who both actively participate in our educational and policy studies events and provide important financial support to help sustain our mission to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Join online now »


Society of Fellows members are part of the conversation. At speaker luncheons, book talks, discussion receptions, and around the seminar table, fellows will explore topics like: An Inside Look at the Supreme Court, 50 Years of Civil Rights, The Great American Songbook, The Role of the Arts in America, and The Rise of Turkey. Fellows also enjoy social events, including cocktail parties, outings, and social dinners. See upcoming events »


Society of Fellows members are the first to know about Institute events, receive early registrations and discounts, invitations to special receptions at public events, complementary tickets to many lectures and presentations. Whether in Aspen; Washington, DC; New York or San Francisco – Fellows are the first to be included in our events and activities. View membership levels »