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Let a student dissect local, state and national progress with education

Let a student dissect local, state and national progress with education By Noah Seeman, Battle Mountain High School junior Yes, the presidential election was important. Yes, it will have an impact on all of our lives for years to come. It certainly got all the press coverage. But for students in Eagle County schools, myself…

Amory Lovins is the right guy to listen to

Amory Lovins is the right guy to listen to by Noah Seeman One PhD seems like a lot of work. But twelve? That’s too much. Well, they’re honorary. Physicist Amory Lovins’ list of accomplishments goes on; he’s taught at 10 different universities, written 31 books and over 600 papers, been awarded numerous honors, including Germany’s highest…

Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and the Millennial Generation

Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and the Millennial Generation By Noah Seeman, Vail Symposium Intern With the 2008 financial crisis occurring during some of the formative years of their lives, millennials approach money and investing in very different ways from previous generations. This, coupled with student loans, has caused millennials to become wary of the stock market and…

Why you can blame indoor plumbing for dementia: Notes from Dr. Rapp’s program on 12.1.2016

In case you forgot… Dr. Keith Rapp’s presentation on dementia, presented by the Vail Symposium and sponsored by the Vail Valley Medical Center, included many alarming and informative points. What follows is a short compilation of major points made by Dr. Rapp. In 1900 the life expectancy was 46 years old. This was largely due…

Tracey Flower: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

TRACEY FLOWER – Executive Director 2013-2015 What years did you spend with the Vail Symposium and in what capacity? 2010-2015. I started at the end of 2010, in November of that year, as a Communications Intern. They needed extra help in the office in preparation for the 40th anniversary celebration in 2011 and I was…

Liana Moore: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

LIANA MOORE – Executive Director 2010 – 2013 I joined the board of the Vail Symposium in 2007 and became a member of executive committee in 2009. In 2010 we had our executive director unexpectedly leave. At the time I was running a marketing company producing the Bravo collateral and had just sent the program…

Doris Dewton: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

DORIS DEWTON – Current Program Committee I have been involved with the Vail Symposium since we moved here full-time in early 1994. I was invited to be a board member just when Ebby Pinson was trying to revitalize the Symposium after the Town of Vail stopped providing generous funding support.  Ever since that time, I…

Rob LeVine: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

ROB LEVINE – Current Board Member and Treasurer What years did you spend with the Vail Symposium and in what capacity? As background, I believe the Antlers has supported the Symposium every single year since at least 1978, when I started here. It was 2003 when Ebby Pinson called me looking for another room for a…

Ebby Pinson: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

EBBY PINSON – Honorary Board If I remember correctly, I was the Executive Director of the VS from 1999- 2006.  When I started, we redesigned all of the programs to a format that is similar to what you are doing today. We introduced Hot Topics, the Unlimited Adventure Series with the Library, Backyard Adventures, a…

Karen Morter: Looking Back on 45 Years of the Vail Symposium

KAREN MORTER – Chair Emeritus I hope my thoughts will help you, as I search my “Memory Bank” of the 35 years I was involved with the Vail Symposium. I became a volunteer for the Symposium when we first moved to Vail in 1972 (year #2 for the VS).  My job was to help with…