RTI Supporting Spotlight Health at Aspen Ideas Festival

June 22, 2017 to June 25, 2017

The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO

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RTI International is excited to be a contributing underwriter for Spotlight Health at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, hosted by the Aspen Institute. This is our first year fully participating in this premier gathering of the world’s most innovative thinkers and doers.

Brian Southwell—co-editor of the book Misinformation and Mass Audiences, available in late 2017—will be participating and presenting as follows:

  • June 23: Wine & Sign: Signing his book, Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health, at the Spotlight Health Bookstore
  • June 24: Viewpoint (Panel): Fake Health News Metastasizes
  • June 23-25: Speaker interviews

RTI’s Joyce Wang and Denise Clayton have been selected as 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars. Scholars represent a diverse group of 100 leaders from around the world selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action. The Aspen Institute is proud to host these distinguished scholars and grateful to the Patrons for their crucial support.

Hosted annually in Aspen, CO, the Aspen Ideas Festival draws a global assembly of experts from fields such as science, public policy, art, business, and academics—all of whom share an interest in solving the world’s most pressing challenges. Spotlight Health is an integral component of the event, featuring a blend of group and one-on-one formats to spark conversations among leading minds in health and health research.

In addition to Brian, Denise, and Joyce, other RTI staff attending include Rachel Nugent, Pia MacDonald, Cristina Bisson, and Alex Pavluck