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Enter to win a trip to Vail and support Vail Symposium!

Do you love Vail? How would you like to win a trip to Vail for a week, complete with activities, dining, and other perks? Here’s your chance to win! To support the Vail Symposium’s mission of providing educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable, we’re selling tickets to win…

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,…

‘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…

Let a student dissect local, state and national progress with education

Let a student dissect local, state and national progress with education By Noah Seeman, Battle Mountain High School junior Yes, the presidential election was important. Yes, it will have an impact on all of our lives for years to come. It certainly got all the press coverage. But for students in Eagle County schools, myself…

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…