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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,…

‘Tom Petrie is a very different type of collector’

‘Tom Petrie is a very different type of collector’ By Noah Seeman, Vail Symposium intern In a series of gray warehouses in the center of Geneva, behind climate controlled rooms, locked doors and barbed wire fences lies an art collection impressive enough to rival that of the Louvre. Locked up in the Geneva free ports…

Amory Lovins is the right guy to listen to

Amory Lovins is the right guy to listen to by Noah Seeman One PhD seems like a lot of work. But twelve? That’s too much. Well, they’re honorary. Physicist Amory Lovins’ list of accomplishments goes on; he’s taught at 10 different universities, written 31 books and over 600 papers, been awarded numerous honors, including Germany’s highest…

Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and the Millennial Generation

Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and the Millennial Generation By Noah Seeman, Vail Symposium Intern With the 2008 financial crisis occurring during some of the formative years of their lives, millennials approach money and investing in very different ways from previous generations. This, coupled with student loans, has caused millennials to become wary of the stock market and…

Tracey Flower: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

TRACEY FLOWER – Executive Director 2013-2015 What years did you spend with the Vail Symposium and in what capacity? 2010-2015. I started at the end of 2010, in November of that year, as a Communications Intern. They needed extra help in the office in preparation for the 40th anniversary celebration in 2011 and I was…

Liana Moore: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

LIANA MOORE – Executive Director 2010 – 2013 I joined the board of the Vail Symposium in 2007 and became a member of executive committee in 2009. In 2010 we had our executive director unexpectedly leave. At the time I was running a marketing company producing the Bravo collateral and had just sent the program…