The groundbreaking annual event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. In a time of great environmental, political, and economic change, resilience is vital.

Each year the Forum gathers approximately 200-250 national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia, as well as local leaders, visitors, and residents, to share strategies, broaden thinking, and ignite new partnerships at this transformational event with a goal of building greater resilience. The Forum showcases successful approaches to building sustainable development, the low carbon economy, and resilience with a particular focus on investment, communication and public engagement. Nestled in the beautiful Wood River Valley and surrounded by five mountain ranges, participants will learn and be inspired while connecting on nature trails, by the river and around the dining table.



“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”   – John Muir