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