Watch Valerie Quirk and Alisa Boyd at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival spend ’2.5 Minutes With genConnect.’ We connected with the Bezos Student and Educator Scholar.
Click the play button below to watch Bezos Student Scholar Valerie Quirk of genConnect.com interview Educator Scholar Alisa Boyd about her Aspen Ideas Festival experience:
The Bezos Scholars Program was conceived to spark pathways to leadership. It provides extraordinary opportunities for students and their collaborating educators to learn, connect and grow as participants of the Aspen Ideas Festival. It’s a journey that begins in Aspen and continues as scholars return home with inspiration, tools and resources to create their own Local Ideas Festivals.
Twelve exceptional high school students—paired with educators from respective schools—will travel to the Aspen Ideas Festival, a remarkable gathering of thinkers and change agents from around the world. During this all-expenses-paid week, funded by the Bezos Family Foundation and hosted by the Aspen Institute, scholars engage in seminars and informal meetings with international leaders, journalists, entrepreneurs and artists from diverse fields.
genConnect is credentialed press at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., where we are interviewing the premier speakers and attendees at the conference. For more of our video interviews and articles from the Ideas Festival, click here.