TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL
TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL SEMINAR
Our Dysfunctional Political System?
The Vail Valley Institute's 21st Annual Seminar, "Our Dysfunctional Political System: Which Way Out?," from Wednesday evening, June 27th through mid-day on Saturday, June 30, 2012, will bring together an all-star cast of experts to help attendees form their own judgments about why our government seems to be paralyzed, at a time we confront some of the most difficult issues we've faced in decades, and how we can get our government working again.
Register Early. Space is Limited.
ENJOY THE BRAVO! VAIL VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL'S OPENING WEEK
Our seminar will dovetail with the opening week of the Dallas Symphony's residency in Vail. VVI's events are scheduled so as to complement four early evening concerts (on Wednesday, June 27th, Friday, June 29th, and Saturday, June 30th) by this orchestral powerhouse at the lovely Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at the base of Vail Mountain. Concert tickets are available on-line. Concerts begin at 6pm.
ABOUT THE SEMINARS
The Vail Valley Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan forum for thought and dialogue located in Vail, Colorado.
Our seminars give a wide spectrum of thoughtful and concerned individuals the opportunity to come together to address some of the most pressing national public policy issues of our time.
Discussions, in the form of Socratic dialogues, are based on current thinking and discourse but are framed within the context of the past, exploring some of the great but now largely overlooked lessons of history, with the goal of formulating solutions for the future.
These discussions are conducted in the format of round-table seminars held in late June at The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colorado. They are open to the public for a tuition fee, and last from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. They include in-depth Socratic dialogue among the participants facilitated by professional moderators, as well as presentations by national experts in the topic areas and discussions with these speakers. Curriculum materials are mailed in advance to help prepare all participants for the discussions.
The seminars include lunches, receptions and dinners in comfortable, private settings which engage speakers and participants in informal discussions that further enrich these stimulating experiences.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert W. Craig
John L. Furth
White Plains, NY & Scottsdale, AZ
Jeffrey S. Gorsuch
Michelle R. Hubbard
New Canaan, CT & Vail, CO
Michael C. Johnston
Lee P. Klingenstein
Scarsdale, NY & Vail, CO
Patricia D. Klingenstein
Greenwich, CT & Vail, CO
Alan W. Kosloff
Vail, CO & Scottsdale, AZ
Richard D. Lamm
Walter Loewenstern, Jr.
Santa Cruz, CA & Beaver Creek, CO
Kathy S. Smith
Eagle, CO & St. Louis, MO
Keith E. Spero
Joan E. Wilson
Palo Alto, CA
Melissa L. Decker