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A sneak peek of next week’s programs: Two nights, four speakers, one incredible experience

It is always a moving target to understand even the most obvious geopolitical alliances and influences. But in the world of emerging China, the reemergence of Russia, the Internet-connected world and other rapidly advancing technology and with many new non-traditional leaders in the world, geopolitics is moving so fast as to create a sonic boom….

Pack Packs the House

Thank you to everyone who attended Jason Pack’s presentation “From Qadhafi to Chaos: Libya’s Centrality in Western Geostrategy and the Fight Against Jihadism” at the Grand View on Jan. 4. We had a packed house and the feedback from attendees has been stellar.  As Jason has explained, the problems in Libya are bigger than just…

If you missed “Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency…”

Thank you to everyone who attended the Vail Symposium program “Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency” last week at Donovan Pavilion. We had a full house and, while we’re sorry that we couldn’t fit everyone in, I would like to encourage everyone to purchase their ticket in advance (hint, hint). You can find this…

What Doesn’t Kill Us with Scott Carney

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Scott Carney’s presentation on Dec. 14, 2017. Scott discussed what he learned in his new book, “What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength.” Part of our Unlimited Adventure series, Scott’s presentation not only entertained, but also made…

Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency is SOLD OUT!

Our 2017-18 Winter Season is off to a gangbuster start, with large crowds at our recent programs. As an illustration: Our program this evening, Thursday, Dec. 28, entitled Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency is sold out!  If you weren’t able to purchase your tickets in time, we’d like to encourage you to register early…

Update: We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the Vail Symposium’s raffle for the dream vacation in Vail. Shelly Gruner, from right here in the Vail Valley, is our winner! We truly appreciate your support of Vail Symposium’s mission of providing educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable. We…

Vital Voices: The Power of women leading change around the world

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, the Vail Symposium presented an inspirational program at the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Alyse Nelson, president and CEO of Vital Voices, brought stories of women making a difference in their community, around the world. For more than 20 years, Vital Voices has been supporting women who are affecting change, tackling…

Dealing with Partisanship in Politics

Last week, on June 29, Vail Symposium’s program with Mark Gerzon attracted 90 attendees to focus on the issues we as a country face with strong partisanship in our political dialogue. Interestingly, the audience was very evenly divided philosophically with 1/3 of the audience being Republican, 1/3 Democrat and 1/3 being Independent/other. The inspiration for…

Imagine selective evolution

Imagine selective evolution By Noah Seeman, Vail Symposium Intern Register for the event with Jamie Metzl In 2003 the scientific community completed perhaps the most important scientific project ever embarked upon. That was the human genome project. Researchers successfully sequenced 3 billion base pairs in our 23 chromosomes, discovering roughly 20,000 genes. Those 20,000 genes…

What the expert Jamie Metzl is saying about the Genomics Revolution

Q&A with Jamie Metzl  Progressing at breakneck speed, genetic engineering has seen significant advance since the first time Jamie Metzl addressed the topic at the Vail Symposium in 2015 to a sold out audience. Metzl will return on Thursday, February 9, offering the latest update on the science and implications of this world-changing technology. Metzl,…