Sustaining Members are businesses, firms and associations that finance the Institute’s activities with annual dues that are the same for all members, whether from Italy or abroad. They participate in Aspen’s activities not only by contributing ideas to the various scheduled programs, but also by being prepared to fund specific events on issues of relevant strategic interest. Membership follows approval by the Executive Committee, and Sustaining Members are represented on the General Council by their Chairmen, their Managing Directors or their Directors General.
Ordinary Members are Italian and international figures from the worlds of academia, politics, culture and the media. They are invited by the Executive Committee to join the Association in recognition of their academic reputation or their outstanding professional record. They offer their knowledge and expertise to the Institute, thereby furthering its intellectual ideals and contributing to the wealth of ideas proper to Aspen’s programs, taking part in its many initiatives free of charge. Ordinary Members also participate in working groups and task forces set up to address specific issues on the international political and economic scene.