This year's big ideas
Twelve speakers from this year's Aspen Ideas Festival present their "big idea" on the first night of the festival.12:00 p.m.
Salman Khan: Founder and sole faculty member of the Khan Academy, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
Paola Antonelli: Senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Michele Norris: Co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered" and author of the 2010 memoir, "The Grace of Silence."
James Fallows: National correspondent for The Atlantic and has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years, based in Washington DC, Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and now Beijing.
Kristina Johnson: Former under secretary at the US Department of Energy and chairman and CEO of Enduring Energy.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Senior editor of The Atlantic.
Robin Wright: Former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and TIME magazine. Senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center.
Clive Crook: Senior editor of The Atlantic, an opinion columnist at National Journal, and chief Washington commentator and an associate editor of Financial Times. Previously, he worked for more than 20 years at The Economist as economics correspondent, Washington correspondent, economics editor, and finally, for ten years, deputy editor.
Michel Martin: Host of NPR's "Tell Me More" and former correspondent for ABC's "Nightline."
Mark Tramo: Director of UCLA's Institute for Music and Brain Science, and a professor in the Neurology Department of the David Geffen School of Medicine and in the Ethnomusicology Department of the Herb Alpert School of Music.
David Leonhardt: Economics columnist for The New York Times and a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine.
Melody Barnes: Domestic policy advisor for the White House. Before joining the White House, Barnes served as senior domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Prior to joining the campaign, she was executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress.
Hanna Rosin: Contributing editor at The Atlantic and founder and co-editor of DoubleX, Slate's women's section.