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05/20/2015 09:51 am ET | Updated May 20, 2016

On May 20, the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic and will kick off our fourth New York Ideas 2015: Chasing Tomorrow.

This year, we will be devoted to highlighting the biggest people, ideas and trends that will change the future. Exploring the possibilities that charm and challenge human intelligence and ingenuity, this year's festival will investigate how today's questions become tomorrow's answers. From how digital and social networks have changed communication habits and the rise of breakthrough female writers in Hollywood, to the development of the creative class and how robots will change how we live, join us as we pause and ask: Where, exactly, are we going?

AGENDA:

9:00 am: Welcome Remarks

Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE @ATLANTIC_LIVE

9:05 am: Interview

Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO, Success Academy Charter Schools @MOSKOWITZEVA

Interviewer: Amanda Ripley, Author, "The Smartest Kids In The World" @AMANDARIPLEY

9:25 am: Interview

Adam Weinberg, Director, The Whitney Museum @WHITNEYMUSEUM

Interviewer: Nicolai Ouroussoff, Architectural Critic and Author

9:40 am: Interview

Cynthia Breazeal, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Jibo, Inc/Associate Professor, MIT @CYNTHIABREAZEAL

Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Microsoft Redmond Research Lab @ERICHORVITZ

Interviewer: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic @KELLYMARYLOUISE

10:05 am: Interview

Steve Bock, CEO, Shinola Detroit @SHINOLA

Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic @SCCLEMONS

10:20 am: Ideas Out Loud

Gabrielle Glaser, Author, "Her Best-Kept Secret" @GABRIELLEGLASER

10:30 am: Marketplace Perspective

Michael Laskoff, Founder and CEO, AbilTo @ABILTO

10:35 am: Interview

Sean Rad, Founder and President, Tinder @SEANRAD

Interviewer: James Bennet, Co-President and Editor in Chief, The Atlantic @JBENNET

10:55 am: Break

featuring a musical showcase by the MATA Festival. @MATAFESTIVAL

11:10 am: Welcome Back

Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE @ATLANTIC_LIVE

Marc Sternberg, Director, K12 Education Program @WALTONFAMILYFDN

11:15 am: Interview

David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times @NYTDAVIDBROOKS

Interviewer: Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic@JEFFREYGOLDBERG

11:30 am: Interview

Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder and Chairman, Blackstone @BLACKSTONE

Interviewer: Steven Rattner, Chairman of Willett Advisors LLC and Economic Analyst, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" @STEVERATTNER

11:50 am: Interview

Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder and CEO, Warby Parker @DAVEGILBOA

Interviewer: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic @DKTHOMP

12:05 pm: Ideas Out Loud

Amanda Ripley, Author, "The Smartest Kids in the World" @AMANDARIPLEY

12:20 pm: Interview [VIA SKYPE]

Ava DuVernay, Director, Selma @AVAETC

Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic@SCCLEMONS

12:30-1:25pm LUNCH BREAK

1:25 pm: Welcome Back

Jamie Miller, Vice President and Director of Public Programs, The Aspen Institute @ASPENINSTITUTE

1:30 pm: Interview

Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentaries @HBODOCS

Interviewer: Willie Geist, Co-Anchor, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" @WILLIEGEIST

1:55 pm: Interview

Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent, The Atlantic @TANEHISICOATES

Michele Norris, Host and Special Correspondent, NPR @MICHELE_NORRIS

2:15 pm: Interview

William Bratton, Commissioner, New York Police Department @NYPDNEWS

Interviewer: James Bennet, Co-President and Editor in Chief, The Atlantic @JBENNET

2:40 pm: Interview

Andrea Elliott, Author and Investigative Reporter, The New York Times@ANDREAFELLIOTT

Faith Hester, Humanities Teacher, Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts

Interviewer: Michele Norris, Host and Special Correspondent, NPR @MICHELE_NORRIS

3:05 pm: Break

Featuring music by "You Bred Raptors?" @YOUBREDRAPTORS

3:20 pm: Interview

Sana Amanat, Editor, Marvel Entertainment @MINIB622

Interviewer: Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent, The Atlantic @TANEHISICOATES

3:45 pm: Interview

Ella Watson-Stryker, Health Promoter, Doctors Without Borders USA @MSF_USA

Interviewer: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic@KELLYMARYLOUISE

4:00 pm: Interview

Yancey Strickler, Founder and CEO, Kickstarter @YSTRICKLER

Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic@HANNAROSIN

4:20 pm: Interview

Alex White, Co-Founder and CEO, Next Big Sound @MRALEXWHITE

Interviewer: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic @DKTHOMP

4:40 pm: Interview

Alison Bechdel, Author, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" @ALISONBECHDEL

Lisa Kron, Lyrics and Book, "Fun Home: The Musical" @KRONLISA

Jeanine Tesori, Music, "Fun Home: The Musical" @JEANINETESORI

Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic@HANNAROSIN

5:00 pm: Parting Thoughts

Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE @ATLANTIC_LIVE

5:00-6:00 pm: Rooftop Reception

NEW YORK IDEAS EXCHANGE

10:05 am: Kick Off Remarks

Host: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic@KELLYMARYLOUISE

10:10 am: Interview

Christene Barberich, Editor-in-Chief, Refinery29 @REFINERY29

Piera Gelardi, Executive Creative Director, Refinery29 @REFINERY29

Interviewer: Jenni Avins, Lifestyle Reporter, Quartz @JENNIAVINS

10:25 am: Interview

Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, KIND @DANLUB

Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic@SCCLEMONS

10:40 am: Interview

Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, The Honest Company @CHRISTOPHER_GAV

Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic@SCCLEMONS

10:55 am: Break

featuring a musical showcase by the MATA Festival. @MATAFESTIVAL

11:10 am: Ideas Out Loud

Andy Revkin, Dot Earth Blogger, The New York Times @REVKIN

11:20 am: Interview

Jonelle Procope, President and CEO, The Apollo Theater @JONELLEPROCOPE

Interviewer: Deborah Roberts, Correspondent, ABC News @DEBROBERTSABC

11:40 am: Interview

Michael Kimmel, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Stony Brook University @CENTERFORMANDM

Interviewer: Jessica Bennett, Contributing Editor, Leanin.org @JESS7BENNETT

11:55 am: Ideas Out Loud

Vin Cipolla, Board President, Municipal Art Society of New York @MASNYC

Carol Coletta, Board Director, Municipal Art Society of New York @CCOLETTA

12:10 pm: Ideas Out Loud

Antonio Galloni, Wine Critic and Founder, Vinous Media @ANTONIOGALLONI