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Prior Seasons

The Vail Symposium is committed to providing year-round lifelong learning for the Vail Valley community. Here a glance at our previous seasons’ programs.

Winter 2017- 2018

12.7.17  Making the Crooked Straight: Creating Medical Miracles in Ethiopia

12.11.17  Exploring Colorado’s Wintry World: A Photographic Journey

12.14.17  What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

12.28.17  Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency

1.4.18  From Qadhafi to Chaos: Libya’s Centrality in Western Geostrategy and the Fight Against Jihadism

1.11.18  Film Screening: Chasing Coral

Summer 2017

6.8.17  Integrative Approaches to Patient Care

6.9.17  Workshop: Transformational “AHa!” Moments in Medicine

6.14.17  Forecast for the Future: Using Demographic Data to Plan for Eagle County

6.29.17  The Reunited States of America: Turning Political Differences Into Opportunities

7.11.17  Beyond the Bottle with Chiara Boschis

7.19.17  Tackling Depression and Mental Illness in Colorado

7.24.17  Searching for the Dead Sea Scrolls

8.1.17  The History and Future of the Eagle Mine

8.2-3.17  NIMBY Jamboree: Creating a Healthy Community Through Workforce Housing

8.9.17  Exploring Afro-Cuban Jazz

8.14.17: Banksy and Beyond: Exploring Street Art

8.16.17: Vail Symposium Summer Film Series: Valley Uprising

8.23. 17:  Vail Symposium Summer Film Series: An Evening of Shorts

8.30.17: Vail Symposium Summer Film Series: Third Eye Spies

8.19.17  Cells to Society: Uncommon Insights to Understanding, Treating and Preventing Common Cancers

9.6.17  Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

9.14.17  The Final Frontier: The Present and Future of Space Exploration

9.21.17  The Mystery of the Crop Circles

9.22.17  Workshop: Varieties of Extraterrestrial Beings and Encounters

11.2.17  Educate! 2017  Equity and Deeper Learning

11.16.17  “Edvonavail”: Regional Cooperation and Consolidation

Winter 2016 -2017 

12.01.16  Fears and Facts: A multidisciplinary approach to dementia

12.15.16  Beyond 7/2: Breaking the explorer’s grand slam world record

12.29.16  The maestro of Gen Y money: Making investments matter

1.05.17  Disruptive Energy Futures with Amory Lovins

1.18.17  2016 key election ballot outcomes: What’s next?

1.25.17  The eye, inspiration and passion for collecting: C.M. Russell & the old American West

2.09.17  Hacking immortality: The science and science fiction of extreme human life extension

2.16.17  Bold impressions: Innovating the entertainment experience

2.23.17  The economics of beer

3.09.17  7 billion reasons to reconcile climate change, politics and human behavior

3.16.17  Physicians’ perspectives of near-death experiences

3.17.17  Workshop! Synthesizing science and spirit through near-death experiences

3.21.17  No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer

3.23.17  Celebrate 45 years of the Vail Symposium

3.30.17  Connecting the dots: Economic impacts of a new administration

4.06.17  SPECIAL ADDITION – Illuminating Life: An evening with Dr. Geoff Tabin and Timmy O’Neill

4.13.17  Military witness accounts, nuclear missile shutdowns and evidence of ET visitation

4.14.17  Workshop! Abductees and contactees: Are they making it up?

4.17.17  Living amidst nuclear nightmare: A chill in the air

4.20.17  Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

4.21.17  Workshop! The nature of consciousness: can we reconcile scientific and experiential perspectives

Summer 2016

6.02.16  The Preponderance of the Evidence

6.03.16  WORKSHOP! Awakened Living 301: The Advanced Course for Those Living on the Earth Plane

6.06.16  For the Love of…Golf

6.14.16  The Economic Status of Women in Colorado

6.20.16  Special Event: A Day With Vu Le – Exploring Equity and Community Building

6.28.16  Healthcare in the High Country

7.12.16  On Putin and Russia

7.25.16  Online Education: A Vital and Vibrant Educational Pathway

7.30.16  To Cure Cancer: How Science and Medicine are Battling the World’s Most Deadly Disease

8.01.16  Degas’ Escape: Affirming While Obliterating His Marks on Paper and Canvas

8.22.16  Putting Total Health Back into Health Care: Widening the Aperture

9.08.16  The Perils of Human Trafficking

9.14.16  State of Eagle County’s Economy

9.16.16  Inner and Outer Time: Navigating the Future

9.17.16  Workshop! A Mini-course in Self and Distance Healing

9.20.16  Republican vs. Democratic Debate: How to Make Washington Work Again

9.23.16  On The Quest For A Life Of Meaning: The Jeweled Highway

9.24.16  Workshop! Journey Into the Lost Spiritual History

9.27.16  Legal But Limited: Marijuana’s Long Road to Medical Application

10.14.16  Educate!

10.20.16  The Exploding Possibilities of 3-D Printing

10.26.16  The Great Divide Debate 

11.1.16  A Look at Workforce Housing in Eagle County

Winter 2016

1.4.16  Right to Die

1.8.16  8 Laws of Change

1.14.16  Learning to Fly

1.19.16  Marketing to the Luxury Mindset

1.21.16  Biking in the Backcountry

1.25.16  Stories I Tell Myself

1.28.16  Stem Cells

2.2.16  On Sweat, Sport and Determination

2.4.16  Confessions of a Phone Addict

2.8.16  No Man’s War

2.11.16  Speaking Financially

2.15.16  Astrobiology & The Real Possibility of Extraterrestrial Life

2.25.16  Can China Avoid Economic Crisis

3.3.16  How Video Games are Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

3.14.16  Near & Shared Death Experiences

3.15.16  Workshop – Engaging Free Will

3.15.16  Workshop – Shared Death Experiences

3.17.16  The Middle East Refugee Crisis

3.21.16  Out of Body Experiences

3.22.16  Workshop – Out of Body Experiences – Multidimensional

3.22.16  Workshop – Out of Body Experiences Monroe Institute

3.24.16  Inside the Iran Nuclear Deal

3.28.16  The Exoconscious Human