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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,…

Experts discuss Russian attacks on democracy in the U.S. and what’s next  

 “Bigger, better, faster” was the consensus on future Russian efforts to influence American politics and society. Both David Salvo and Rand Waltzman agreed that Russia will not ease up on their efforts to sow discord and further divide Americans with the ultimate goal of weakening our country. Thus far doing so has been relatively inexpensive, reaped huge benefits to Russia, and incurred…

Vail Symposium discussed all things cyber with James Lewis on Sept. 6

Lion Square Lodge was the venue for a high-level discussion on the primary categories of cybersecurity: cyberwarfare, cyberespionage and cybercrime. James Andrew Lewis, an internationally recognized expert in this field, kept the conversation accessible with generous doses of humor sprinkled throughout his fascinating and at times alarming presentation. Lewis made it clear that the threat…

The 2018 Vail Symposium Raffle is Over!

We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets to support the Vail Symposium this summer. We reached our goal and are proud to continue bringing quality, thought-provoking programs to the Vail Valley community.  The winner has been randomly drawn and has been notified. As soon as we hear back…

Connecting the worlds of art and neuroscience

The Vail Symposium connected the worlds of art and neuroscience at their Art, A Matter of Mind event on August 15 at Colorado Mountain College. This program was a collaboration that brought together a collector, JoAnn Gonzales Hickey; a curator, Mardee Goff; and a neuroscience researcher from CU Boulder, Flux.  The Vail Symposium program launched…

The Vail Symposium Raffle is LIVE!

Photo courtesy of VLMD and Jack Affleck For the third summer, the Vail Symposium is holding its annual raffle fundraiser. If you love Vail and want the chance to win a truly spectacular vacation to Vail while supporting a community-based non-profit, then here’s your chance! The Vail Symposium “Vacation in Vail” raffle is now live. Until the drawing on Sept. 9,…

Vail Symposium presents a multi-sensory journey to Africa

The Hotel Talisa set the stage for a memorable evening about Africa in their modern alpine facilities. Audience members were transported on a taste adventure to Africa prior to the program thanks to the culinary skills of executive chef Jay Spickelmier. Ogbono Nigerian soup, toasted pepitas, nontraditional fufu, and chermoula-marinated redfish fortified the Vail Symposium…