Secretary Kerry to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 27, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will speak about the struggle against violent extremism, and participate in a conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Issacson, at 3 p.m. MST, on June 28, 2016, while attending the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

The Aspen Ideas Festival is a public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues. The Aspen Institute produces the Aspen Ideas Festival in concert with its partner, The Atlantic.

The mission of the Festival is to create a stimulating and invigorating convocation that links some of the foremost thinkers in the world today with civically-minded leaders in business, the arts, politics, sciences, humanities, and philanthropy who will share ideas, raise challenging questions, and inspire thought to action.

The event will be open to accredited media of the Aspen Ideas Festival. For registration and event information please contact Doug Farrar at

Pre-set times for camera is at 1:30 the Greenwald Pavilion.

Final media access will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwald Pavilion.

The event will be streamed live on Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #AspenIdeas or on @StateDept, @JohnKerry or @Aspenideas.