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Journal

So Fresh. So Clean. So New!

You might notice that what you’re looking at is a little different than in previous seasons. You might think it looks better – we certainly do. This spring the Symposium overhauled our entire website with the help of Ascher Robbins. Taking the suggestions of our donors, audience members, board, staff (who often battled in the…

What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Poor Self Image

From a very early age, through my teenage years and into my early twenties, I was obsessed with my appearance. It started when I was quite young; my dad likes to tell a story about the time my 5-year-old self stood in front of a wardrobe full of clothes, threw my arms up, sighed audibly…

Where Dance and Art Meet

Getting to know Perfect Pairings guest artist, Heather Hansen.   What comes to mind when you hear the word “artist”?  Most people think of a painter, musician, or performer. Heather Hansen is unique then, in that she combines a background in dancing with her love of drawing in a performance art that uses yoga and…

3 Reasons to Make a Donation on Colorado Gives Day 2014

This year, Colorado Gives Day is on December 9th, 2014 — less than two months away! The Vail Symposium staff, board and volunteers are excited to participate in this epic day of giving for our third year. Colorado Gives day is 24 hours – from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, December 9th – of online…

Let Love Lead: A Q&A With Erika Randall Beahm

As one sister gets pregnant and the other comes out of the closet and chooses a dance partner of the same sex, the family must hustle to maintain their status quo in ballroom competition. It is a story fit for Hollywood, but one that hadn’t been told before producers Erika and Daniel Beahm brought it…

Weeks Like These

The Symposium just finished with a week of meetings. Meeting with our Board of Directors, meeting with our Program Committee. Phone meetings with future speakers, catching up with former speakers. Meetings with donors. Meeting with audience members who wanted to share what they liked and did not like at the Vail Symposium, and what they…

10 Years from Today – Well-Wishing All Graduates

Leading up to graduation, the Vail Daily has profiled various seniors. In the office, we don’t know many of the seniors, other than our stellar Winter 2014 Intern Ethan Cotton, of course. Yet, we still shuffle through the paper and find ourselves stopping on the senior section, and one question in particular. The Daily asks,…

When the Askers Give

In non-profits, we “ask” for a lot. We even have mailings and positions dedicated to asking. Luckily, our organization is able to serve the community through the generosity of the community itself. When we ask, the community often delivers. For that, we are so thankful. Every once in a while the Symposium staff gets asked…

Top 10 Moments from Winter 2014

The Winter 2014 season has wrapped up.  The mountains are closed and the Vail Valley waits for the walls of snow that remain to melt, the grass to green, the trees to leaf, the rivers to swell and, of course, the Vail Symposium Summer 2014 programs! But before we announce our summer schedule, we thought…