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Can you tell truth from fiction?

A sold-out crowd gathered to hear moderator Greg Dobbs question Snopes.com founder David Mikkelson and Sam Gill of the Knight Foundation about the rise of fake news and what can be done about it. Certainly vigilance is the first step, which also means awareness of our own confirmation bias. That is an intractable problem. Sam…

Governor Hickenlooper joins Vail Symposium for special fundraising event

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, the Vail Symposium hosted a very special fundraiser with Governor John Hickenlooper as guest of honor and speaker. Guests arrived at the stunning Beaver Creek home of Pam and Richard Bard where they were treated to the elegant sounds of Tony Gulizia on piano and Bob Rebholz on sax. The duo…

Jon Waterman shares a life of adventure

Living a life of adventure is a common childhood dream. Our adventure series speaker Jon Waterman made a life out of it. He began climbing as a teen and made his first trip to Denali at 19. After several seasons as a National Park Service Ranger and Guide at Denali, Jon turned to writing. He…

Expert panel speaks on palliative care and medical aid in dying

On Thursday, Dec. 6 at Edwards Interfaith Chapel, the Vail Symposium kicked off the winter season with a panel of experts who gathered at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel on a snowy night to address two difficult, but important, topics: palliative care and medical aid-in-dying (MAID). Regina Fink, the co-director of the Master of Science in Palliative…

Vail Symposium announces 2018-19 Winter Season

The Vail Symposium’s 2018-19 Winter Season kicks off this week on Thursday, Dec. 6 with a special panel program on palliative care and medical aid in dying. The season is chock-full of diverse, educational and entertaining programming. Check out the season at a glance below, then visit our Events page to learn more. We look forward…

Consciousness Double Header Talks Interdimensional Portals and Orbs

From spirit portals to orbs of intense energy, the Vail Symposium explored theories and beliefs often eschewed in mainstream discourse during two evening programs on October 10 and 11, 2018 at Hotel Talisa. Andrea Perron had the unique experience or misfortune, depending on your perspective, to be raised in a house commonly described as haunted,…

The Law of the Colorado River: Conflict and Collaboration

The Vail Symposium, in conjunction with the Eagle River Watershed Council, brought together a powerful panel of speakers all with expertise in various aspects of the Colorado River and the treaties and agreements that govern it. Challenges managing the river and its multitude of users will continue and even intensify in the future. Somewhat reassuring…

Vail Symposium presents an update on what’s next with North Korea

“The Kim family has a high tolerance for other people’s pain,” was arguably one of the most memorable comments during Jung Pak’s wide-ranging program on North Korea on September 27 at The Antlers at Vail. It was a program that was at times alarming, such as learning that North Korea has large amounts of uranium, to…

Climate change is not just an environmental issue–it’s a medical issue, too

Climate change has become a politicized issue. Dr. Jay Lemery and Kim Knowlton, PhD. made the case at the Vail Symposium’s event at The Antlers at Vail on Sept. 20 “Enviromedics: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health” that it is a medical issue. Dr. Lemery established the empirical link between rising temperatures and increased mortality. In vulnerable populations,…