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Stop feeling stressed – flip it and enjoy desserts

In an engaging and entertaining style, Brian Luke Seaward addressed the topic of stress. Seaward is a recognized expert, author and former professor in the field of stress management. Through a generous dose of humor and stories, Seaward offered various tools audience members could add to their toolkits to manage and combat the effects of…

Talking to robots may not be science fiction

The message can be either ominous or optimistic: David Ewing Duncan predicts that one day we will remember the moment robots truly arrived. Duncan introduced the Vail Symposium audience to several of the robots we are likely to encounter in the future such as the warrior bot and the intimacy bot. With each robot, a…

Experts address the Alzheimer’s Enigma

Dr. Michal Beeri and Dr. Samantha Holden Alzheimer’s currently afflicts nearly 6 million Americans. If a cure or delay is not found by 2050, it is estimated that those afflicted globally will rise to 150 million. All of the drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s thus far have had little or no effect on the progress…

Smartphones are transforming India – here’s how

Smartphones are more than just the first mobile phones for the vast majority of Indians–they are the first phone, period.¬†For most Indians, smartphones¬†are also their first camera, television, map, translator, dating app and window to the world. Ravi Agrawal, the author of “India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy,” and managing…

Is the future of food lab grown meat?

The future looks…tasty. Here in 2019, the impending climate challenges look overwhelming. However, on the same day the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report calling on people to waste less food and consume less meat, the Vail Symposium hosted experts with suggestions on how to do just that. Representatives from Finless Foods…

A conversation with CO Attorney General Phil Weiser

The Attorney General is often referred to as the people’s lawyer. It is a moniker that Attorney General Phil Weiser takes to heart. His stated purpose is to protect the rights of all Coloradans. In a wide-ranging discussion, Attorney General Weiser displayed an impressive breadth of knowledge frequently citing case law to support his legal…

Vail Symposium delivers timely Brexit discussion before UK elections

Joe Jupille and Dr. Amanda Sloat Our timing could not have been better. When we scheduled our Brexit program six months ago, we had no idea where Britain would be in the process. As it turned out, still in the scrum. Even better timing, on the day following our program, the Conservative Party was set…

Larry Diamond details the decline of democracy, both globally and in the U.S.

The trend lines are clear: Whether it is Freedom House or the Economist, democracy trackers agree that liberal democracy has been on the decline since 2006–around the world and within our own country. The disquieting information presented by Hoover senior fellow Larry Diamond included the “autocrats’ 12 step program.” These steps, which include demonizing political opposition,…

Dirty money: How corrosive currency is undermining democracy

It often comes down to money and on June 27, Svet Derderyan and Andrew Wilson sat down with the Vail Symposium to talk about dirty money – how corrosive capital is undermining democracy around the world. The end of the Cold War ushered in a brief democracy honeymoon, particularly in the former Soviet Bloc states…

Vail Symposium dives deep into “Tosca”

“Puccini’s Tosca: An Immersive Introduction” addressed opera in general, the composer Giacomo Puccini in particular, and provided insight into one of history’s most beloved Toscas: Maria Callas. This collaboration between Bravo! Vail and the Vail Symposium invited recognized opera expert Robert Marx to Vail. Addressing a near-capacity crowd, Marx peppered his rich discussion with anecdotes…