The Aspen Ideas Festival

In the spirit of open dialogue.
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Topic: The Aspen Ideas Festival 

Anthony Fauci: Well they’re terrific because it’s a venue where you get people, many of whom are quite influential in various different spheres; and the beauty of it is that you get people from all walks – from politics, from finance, economy, medicine, science, the media – all together in a very relaxed atmosphere where it’s just the general feeling of everybody interacting, talking to each other, taking the time to have a conversation.

And then you have these various seminars that are set up to specifically address a particular issue. And it’s very, very informative and energizing to hear the experts in the field get a presentation, and then get questioned by the audience as to why they’re taking this particular viewpoint.

So it’s a very, very stimulating to be in a venue.

It’s invaluable. And also it’s invaluable to get to meet people that you may be able to help, and can help you in your own endeavors.

 

Recorded On: July 6, 2007