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40 years and counting winter 2011-2012


40

Years and Counting

As we close our most successful year of programming in our forty-year history, I profoundly thank all of our donors who have made this year possible. Each one of you has helped to make the Vail Valley a vibrant intellectual community where we can convene locally and truly think globally. Your generosity allowed us not only to present world-class programs but also to make them affordable for our entire community of full and part-time residents. We all know the Vail Valley is an international destination for skiing and outdoor recreation and that the arts flourish here, but this is also a community where those with intellectual curiosity and a love of learning gather to interact with our speakers on a wide range of topics. In the Vail Valley, the Vail Symposium is the leader in facilitating your love of lifelong learning. As we head into our winter and summer seasons for 2012, which will be even better than our two seasons in 2011, I hope you will continue to support the Vail Symposium and consider increasing your contribution. With your support there is no limit to what we can do. Thank you for your commitment to the Vail Symposium and to our community.

James C. Ruh Chairman, Board of Directors

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40 YEARS AND COUNTING LETTERS FROM OUR STAFF BOARD AND STAFF MEMBERS PROGRAMS Coming Summer 2012 FOUNDERS 40 YEAR IN REVIEW WAYS TO GIVE GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT DONORS DIRECTIONS

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Twenty programs over sixteen weeks. That is what the Vail Symposium will bring to you this winter. We have real stars in their field to present just to you. Susan Sarandon will bring her Spin Ping Pong troupe on January 27 and 28. Former Senators Christopher Dodd and Hank Brown will discuss over dinner how to fix the United States Congress. Ambassador Christopher Hill will enlighten us with his unique perspective on Arab Spring. Stefani Jackenthal brings her years of experience as a pro cyclist and extreme athlete to your doorstep. And that is just a small taste of our winter program menu. Yes, the Vail Symposium has stepped it up. You are invited to join us for our forty-first season of bringing intellectual vitality and enlightened curiosity to the residents and visitors of the Vail Valley. Just wait until you hear what we are planning for the summer.

Alby Segall CEO and President

2011 marked the 40th anniversary of the Vail Symposium. It was not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to look toward the future and the next 40 years of the Vail Symposium. We elevated the quality and impact of our programs and achieved some exciting accomplishments: •We presented speakers making an impact in our world, from the internationally celebrated artist Christo, to policy makers on our education system and former US Comptroller David Walker on our economy. •We were covered by national media outlets including C-Span, the Huffington Post, 9News and others. •We produced 37 stimulating programs with 68 speakers and moderators and reached 5,311 audience members, a 51% increase over 2010! The Vail Symposium exists for and because of this extraordinary community. I am so grateful to be able to work with such an amazing group of people from our truly engaged board of directors to dedicated volunteers and staff, and last but not least, the many donors who make everything we do possible. Together we enrich and strengthen our community and even effect a change. Thank you all for your invaluable support! With gratitude,

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Board and Staff Members President & CEO Alby Segall Executive Director Liana C. Moore Program Manager Kimber Weddle Board of Directors Chairman James C. Ruh Treasurer Allison S. Krausen Jan Biegler Pam Brandmeyer Maureen Brooks Glenn Davis Bob Holmes Jay Huffard Andy Kaufman Rob LeVine Don and Mary Rogers John and Jamie Stone Advisory Council Michael Balk Jeff Blattner Nancy Burton Doris Dewton Susan Mackin Dolan Robert J. Guttman Michele Hovey Elaine Kelton Barbara Krichbaum Kathy Langenwalter Raj Manickam Jamie Metzl Ved Nanda Mary Randall Rohn Robbins Jorge Navas Myrna Sigman Nancy Slowikowski Pamela Smith Honorary Board Chair Emeritus Karen Morter Terry Minger Priscilla O’Neil Ebby Pinson

The Vail Symposium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to year-round lifelong learning for the Vail Valley community through educational programs that are thought provoking, diverse and affordable. Vailsymposium.org 


The story of a love affair with Central Otago - how one man's dream became a reality through hard work and passion. This dramatic landscape of mountainous vistas, high altitudes and extremes of climate offer growers and winemakers conditions that are both challenging and rewarding. Conquering obstacles is what has made Kalex founder Alex Kaufman the man he is today; share in Alex’s incredible story on www.kalexwines.com

PINOT NOIR C E N T R A L OTAG O 2 0 0 9 A delicate floral nose deepens into a lush red and black forest fruits, subtle smoked and liquorice. This is balanced by a palate full with textural tannins, freshened by mineral flavours and balancing acidity. The grapes for this exceptional Pinot Noir were harvested from the Van Asch North Island Block in Bendigo, Central Otago. This mountainous, high altitude part of New Zealand is subject to cold winters, hot dry summers and a huge night to day temperature range. It is recognised as the South Island southernmost wine growing district in the world situated Central Otago at latitude 45° South. NEW ZEALAND

Blue-Gold Medal at 2011 Sydney International Wine Competition. Silver Medal at 2011 Spiegelau International Wine Competition. Silver Medal & Best in Class at 2011 International Wines & Spirits Competition - London.

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Winter 2011-2012 Programs Pg 9 12/29/11

A Taste of Yale in Vail Eric Paddock and the Yale Whiffenpoofs

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Rocky Mountain Wild | Wildways for Wildlife Nina-Marie Lister, Harvey Locke and Theodore P. Zoli

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Into the Heart of Cold | Eric Larsen  

1/12/12

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Journey of Hope: Documenting the Work of the Central Asia Institute | Ellen Jaskol and Karin Ronnow

1/26-27/2012 SPiN Vail Ping-Pong Tournament with Susan Sarandon

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“Doubt” | Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Father Keith Brooks and Dr. Joan Bornstein

Pg 15 2/2/12

The Olympics Now and Then Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter 

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“One Land, Two Stories” | Dr. Shaul Gabbay

2/9/12

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First Ascents of The Soul - Worldwide Adventure Compassion | Timothy O’Neil

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2/19/12

Vail Vignettes

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2/23/12

No Barriers | Neal Petersen 

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3/1/12

The Underbelly of Adventure Journalism | Stefani Jackenthal

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Frenemies? Are China and India destined for conflict? Jamie Metzl

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Climate Change | Yvo de Boer

3/15/12

Pg 23 3/24/12

The World’s Most Wanted Art: Recovering Looted Art Monica Dugot and Michael Lacher

Pg 24 3/30/12

Thomas Benton: Art & Activism Daniel Joseph Watkins and Terry Minger

Pg 25 4/5/12

Arab Spring: Unintended Consequences Ambassador Christopher Hill

Pg 26 4/9/12

Banks and Their Role in Economic Revival Don Childears and Jim Basey

Pg 27 4/22/12

What is Wrong with Congress and how do We Fix It? Senators Christopher Dodd and Hank Brown Vailsymposium.org 


Best Value: Winter Season Pass

$180 | $138 VS Donors A part of our mission is to provide affordable programs to the community. To assist in achieving this goal we are offering the community the opportunity to purchase a season pass at a highly discounted rate. This winter you can purchase a Winter Season Pass that includes all regular programs* with a total value of $300/$230 for only $180/$138. *The season pass does not include fundraisers, special donor events, or speaker dinners. Tickets are non-transferable. Limited quantity available.

Donor Ticket Pricing

Did you know you can receive $10 off the ticket price of most programs? Donate $150 per couple and you will receive the member price and you’ll receive a tax receipt for your donation. For more information on donor benefits, please refer to page 33.

Ticket Sales

Please note all ticket and/or pass sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets and passes must be paid for at the time of purchase and are transferable. Complimentary tickets offered to donors per the benefits schedule are not transferable.

Ticket Donations

If you are unable to attend a program, please call our office at (970) 476-0954 to donate your tickets to area students. You will receive a tax acknowledgement for each ticket you return and the sincere gratitude of the Vail Symposium.

Seating

There is no reserved seating at any of our programs. Special accommodations are available for those that may need assistance.

Program Offerings

We are not a political organization. we strive to present speakers who can address thoughts and ideas from all viewpoints. our speakers’ views do not necessarily represent the views of the Board and the Vail Symposium.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011 Four Seasons Resort Vail | Vail Time: 4:30 pm Eric Paddock on Robert Adams 6:15 pm Whiffenpoofs Tickets: $25 Lecture & Performance $140 Lecture, Performance & Dinner

A Taste of Yale in Vail

Robert Adams and The Yale Whiffenpoofs Art & Culture Presented by Larry and Stephanie Flinn and Jay and Kirk Huffard. In this two-part program, attendees will enjoy a presentation on the works of photographer Robert Adams by Denver Art Museum Curator of Photography and Yale alumni, Eric Paddock. His presentation will be followed by a performance of the unaccompanied voices of the famed Yale Whiffenpoofs. Robert Adams’ exhibit titled, “Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs,” is currently on view at the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 200 black and white photos spanning Adams’ 45year career, showcasing the artistic legacy of the American photographer and his longstanding engagement with the contemporary Western landscape. Adams lived and worked in Colorado for nearly 30 years. Many of his most acclaimed images were taken in the Rocky Mountain region. The exhibition, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, is on view until January 2, 2012, in the museum’s Gallagher Family Gallery. Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the Whiffs began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions. They sing everything from the traditional Yale fight song to jazz standards to Motown and often perform original pieces written for the group by one of its members. They take their repertoire across the country and around the globe, and their touring schedule of more than 200 shows annually is so industrious that many of them take a year off to focus solely on the Whiffs. Join the Vail Symposium and the Four Seasons for a private dinner with Eric Paddock at Flame Restaurant following the program. The three-course dinner with wine pairings and program tickets is available for only $140. RSVP by December 19. Presented in partnership with the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Yale Association. Sponsored in part by the Four Seasons Vail. Special thanks to the Mayer family. Vailsymposium.org 


Thursday, January 5, 2012 Vail Mountain School | Vail Time: 6:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Lecture Tickets: $35 | $25 VS Donors

Theodore P. Zoli

Nina-Marie Lister

Rocky Mountain Wild Wildways for Wildlife, Panel Hot Topics

Wildlife, like people, must move in order to meet their daily needs. Yet oftentimes our transportation systems stand in the way of wildlife. Colorado’s Interstate 70 (I-70) between Golden and Glenwood Springs presents the biggest obstacle Harvey Locke to wildlife movement in our region. For over a decade, the Colorado Department of Transportation has been working on plans to relieve congestion along I-70. This planning effort has provided a unique opportunity to find ways to restore connections between wildlife habitat on the north and south side of the highway. One innovative tool to move wildlife safely throughout their territory is an elevated wildlife bridge over the interstate. In this panel discussion, Theodore P. Zoli, NinaMarie Lister and Harvey Locke will share their respective expertise on the importance of wildlife movement to ecosystem health and innovations that can affordably and beautifully redesign public infrastructure to accommodate both wildlife and growing human communities, moderated by Rohn Robbins. Theodore P. Zoli is a structural engineer who is leading the design of elegant and enduring bridges around the world and making major technological advances to protect transportation infrastructure in the event of natural and man-made disasters. Nina-Marie Lister is Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She was the Professional Advisor to the ARC International Design Competition, which developed innovative designs for a wildlife crossing structure in Colorado. Harvey Locke is a conservationist, writer and photographer. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation and has extensive experience with the development and effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures over highways. Sponsored in part by Rocky Mountain Hydroponics and Organics, Slifer Smith and Frampton, Osprey Packs and CH2M Hill. 10 Winter 2011-2012


Into the Heart of Cold

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Donovan Pavilion | Vail Time: 6:00 pm Presentation Tickets: Free

Eric Larsen Unlimited Adventure

In 2010, modern day explorer and expedition guide Eric Larsen became the first person to have reached the South Pole, the North Pole and the summit of Mount Everest within the span of one year. He did it—blogging and tweeting along the way—to raise awareness for his Save the Poles project and to tell the story of the last great frozen places left on the planet and how they are changing. Larsen will tell his dramatic tale, sharing stories about months on the Arctic Ocean, 50 degree below zero wind chills, encounters with Polar Bears and much more. Through stunning images, dynamic video and engaging stories, Larsen will also share details about the planning, preparation and techniques that helped him execute these expeditions to the most remote and inhospitable places on the planet. Larsen has summited Mt. McKinley, ridden his bike across the United States, been a backcountry ranger in Alaska and a white water canoe guide in Colorado. He has dedicated his adult life to sharing his love for the outdoor world with others. As an educator, Larsen strives to connect people to places and issues. In recognition of those efforts, he was elected as one of Outside Magazine’s Eco All Stars in 2008. He was also inducted as a member of the Explorer’s Club based in New York City. Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail Public Library. Sponsored in part by Town of Vail, Aberle Investment Management, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Sundance Water Company, Red Bull and LÄRABAR.

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Friday, January 20, 2012 Sonnenalp Resort | Vail Time: 6:30 pm Reception 7:30 pm Lecture Tickets: $35 | $25 VS Donors

Journey of Hope: Documenting the Work of the Central Asia Institute Ellen Jaskol and Karin Ronnow Hot Topics

Ellen Jaskol

Karen Ronnow

Join journalist Karin Ronnow and photojournalist Ellen Jaskol for a presentation on their experiences traveling together and collecting stories and images of the Central Asia Institute’s (CAI) work in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Their journeys take them to some of the most remote villages on the planet, usually high in the mountains, where there is no electricity or running water and where grinding poverty, hunger and illiteracy are very real. But the payoff is immense. Ronnow wrote in the 2011 edition of the CAI’s “Journey of Hope” publication, “We get to visit remote villages most people never see. We are invited into people’s homes and trusted with their stories and their dreams of a better future. We witness change as it happens in communities where education is making a difference, one child at a time. As a result, our travels are highlighted by qualities that are increasingly rare in our fast-paced, divisive Western world: gratitude and grace and hope.” Karin Ronnow joined the CAI as communications director in May 2011 after nearly 25 years as a newspaper journalist. Since 2007, she has made 11 trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan and, more recently, Tajikistan, to document the CAI’s work in those countries. Ellen Jaskol has been a photojournalist for 27 years. Prior to starting her own photography business in 2009, she was staff photographer for 17 years at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and nine years at the Los Angeles Times. Her work has taken her to Italy, Jamaica, Mexico and Cambodia, and now, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan in 2010 and 2011 for CAI. Sponsored in part by the Sonnenalp Resort. 12 Winter 2011-2012


SPiN Vail Ping Pong Tournament with Susan Sarandon Fundraiser for the Vail Symposium Prepare for a ping-pong tournament of epic proportions when SPiN Galactic comes to Vail for two days this winter for a fundraiser benefitting the Symposium. SPiN is a galaxy of ping-pong social clubs created by owners Franck Raharinosy, Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Bricklin and Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon. With locations around the globe, including New York, Milwaukee, Toronto and St. Petersburg, the clubs are a smashing success with a loyal following from serious ping-pong aficionados, A-list celebrities, and common folk alike. Get in on the game, or just come to hang out and check out the action when SPiN co-owners Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Bricklin come to Vail, armed with ping-pong instructors and their particular flair for mixing sophisticated night-life style with serious competition. The two-day tournament will be comprised of four tiers, and all ages and abilities are invited to enter. Sarandon will act as MC for the second day of play and two SPiN professionals will be on hand to give tips and show off in demonstration matches. Live and silent auctions will accompany the matches, with items including premier tickets to Thursday, January 26 Sarandon’s latest movie “Jeff Who Lives at Home” Time: 5:00-9:00 pm | Prelim and a party at SPiN New York. Ping-pong tables and 9:00 pm Dance Off | Free Play other SPiN souvenirs signed by Sarandon will be available for purchase. Friday, January 27, 2012 Sponsored by The Sebastion Vail and Crazy Time: 2:00-5:00 pm | Finals Mountain Brewery. 5:00 pm | Awards Ceremony www.SpinVail.org Visit our website for event times and information, to sign-up or to purchase spectator tickets.

The Sebastian Vail | Vail Tickets: $50 Individual $75 Doubles Tournament Entry $15 Spectator

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“Doubt”

Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Father Keith brooks and Dr. Joah Bornstein Speaking Locally

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Colorado Mountain College | Edwards Time: 6:00 pm Film 7:30 pm Panel Discussion Tickets: Free

The setting of this 2008 film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning fictional stage play “Doubt: A Parable,” is a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964 and follows a popular priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled 12 year old black student. When the school’s principal suspects the priest is spending too much time with the boy, she locks into a battle of wills with him, which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, the film stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. (2008, 104 minutes) Rated PG-13. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local religious leaders and mental health professionals, including Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Father Keith Brooks, and Dr. Joan Bornstein, moderated by Rohn Robbins. Rabbi Debra Rappaport has served as Rabbi and Executive Director of B’nai Vail Congregation, serving the Jewish community of Eagle County and beyond, since June 2007. In this capacity, she is also an active participant in the interfaith communities in Vail, Beaver Creek and Edwards. She also serves on the Board of Scholars and Advisers for the Vail Leadership Institute. The Reverend Stuart Brooks Keith III, or simply Father Brooks, hails from Tampa, Florida. Following a tenure in professional youth ministry in Orlando, Florida, Father Brooks graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1992. Father Brooks enjoys leading a dynamic, growing congregation while providing leadership in the diocesan and national levels of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Joan Bornstein received her medical degree at Michigan State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency in Psychiatry through Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan at Sinai Hospital. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been a resident of the Vail Valley for 11 years and continues an active private practice of General Psychiatry. Sponsored by United Way of Eagle River Valley and the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

DOUBT: A PARABLE Showing at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Monday, February 13, 2012 7:30 pm Montana Repertory Theatre presents Beaver Creek, www.vilarpac.org

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 Donovan Pavilion | Vail Time: 6:00 pm Presentation Tickets: Free

The Olympics Now and Then Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Unlimited Adventure

Davis Phinney is a two time stage winner of the Tour de France and an Olympic medalist. His wife Connie Carpenter has also won several World cycling medals, including an Olympic gold in the cycling road race in the 1984 Games. She is one of a handful of two-sport Olympians and is also one of the youngest to have ever competed in the Olympics, having first participated as a speed skater when she was fourteen. Their son Taylor is also a professional cyclist and competed in the 2008 Olympics. They will share their journey to the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 as compared with their son Taylor’s quest for Gold in London 2012. What has changed? What motivates an Olympic athlete? What lessons have they learned? What advice do they give Taylor? At the age of 40 Phinney was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease. His book “The Happiness of Pursuit” is the story of how he sought to overcome the disease by reaching back to what had made him so successful on the bike and adjusting his perspective on what counted as a win. Books will be available for sale at the program. Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail Public Library. Sponsored in part by Town of Vail, Aberle Investment Management, Slifer Smith and Frampton, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Sundance Water Company, Red Bull and LÄRABAR.

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“One Land, Two Stories” Dr. Shaul Gabbay International Relations

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Lecture Tickets: $35 | $25 VS donors

Shaul Gabbay, Ph.D., was born and reared in Tel Aviv. The son of Jewish Arab refugees, his coming of age in Israel filled him with a sense of belonging and pride. He will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and deliver fascinating narratives of both sides revealing different perspective about the simmering conflict in a region desperately needing peaceful resolution. Educated in Israel, Gabbay’s Ph.D. is from Columbia University, followed by postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Gabbay is the former Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and co-author of the book “One Land Two Stories.” The book examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspectives of Gabbay, an Israeli Jew, and Aman Kazak, Ph.D., a Palestinian Muslim. The two tell their individual stories side-by-side, giving readers a unique and in-depth look into the history about the conflict. Gabbay is currently a Professor and Senior Scholar at the University of Denver, a Principle and Co-Founder of Israel Investment Advisors Inc., as well as the Founding Chairman of StandWithUs Colorado Board of Directors. Professor Gabbay appears and consults as an expert on immigration and business legal matters concerning the Middle East and the Muslim World. He is a media commentator on CBS, NBC, FOX and MSNBC – analyzing news of the Muslim world and the Middle East. Sponsored in part by B’nai Vail and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

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First Ascents of The Soul - Worldwide Adventure Compassion Timothy O’Neil Unlimited Adventure Timmy O’Neill is recognized as one of the world’s funniest, most irreverent and insightful climbing presenters. He has climbed in the remote Thursday, February 16, 2012 ranges completing 1st ascents from Greenland Donovan Pavilion | Vail to Patagonia. Timmy will share stories from his Time: 6:00 pm Presentation worldwide travels and adventures in community Tickets: Free service and humanitarian work. Timmy partners with leading disabled athletes, including amputee and spinal injuries, in ascension and technology development, stating, “Seeing my friends overcome their disabilities and achieve the seemingly impossible feeds my soul, forces me to reach even further.” In 2007 O’Neill co founded Paradox Sports, which aims to provide inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports. www.paradoxsports.org In the past few years, O’Neill has also assisted Dr. Geoff Tabin with his ongoing efforts in curing blindness, participating in three missions on the African Continent. www.cureblindness.org Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail Public Library. Sponsored in part by Town of Vail, Aberle Investment Management, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Sundance Water Company, Red Bull and LÄRABAR. Vailsymposium.org 17


Sunday, February 19, 2012 Vail Mountain School | Vail Time: 6:00 pm Tickets: $125 | $170 Premium*

First Annual Vail Vignettes

Beth and Rod Slifer

Join the Vail Symposium and the Vail Valley Theater Company (VVTC) for an evening of performances that bring the stories of well-known local personalities and community leaders to life, including Beth and Rod Slifer, Dr. Jack Eck, Elaine Kelton and Kelly Liken. Local actors from the VVTC will perform four original plays, all written by the VVTC, based on the contributions, experiences and achievements of each of these extraordinary individuals. The evening will benefit the Vail Symposium. Live and the VVTC. Auctions after each performance will feature items relating to each of these characters. Rod Slifer arrived in Vail in 1962 and has been an integral part of the community ever since. In November 1989, Rod joined Harry Frampton, former President of Vail Associates and senior partner in East West Partners, and Mark Smith, managing broker, to form Slifer Smith & Frampton-a full service real estate brokerage with offices in Vail and Beaver Creek. Rod’s wife Beth arrived in the Vail Valley in 1983. A year later, she opened the doors to her own interior design firm and currently serves as the Creative Director and CEO of Slifer Designs. Dr. Jack Eck has been a doctor in Vail since 1971 and was the first physician to serve on the Vail Ski Patrol. His experience as a flight surgeon in Vietnam helped shape the advanced orthopedic and medical care given by Vail ski patrol. Early in his practice, he helped to create a community hospital with big city resources and expertise, working on the grass roots level to raise funds and create the facilities and operational back-up. Dr. Jack Eck Elaine Kelton and her husband Gerry White made the move to Vail in 1963. Soon after, they built the Ram’s Horn Lodge. Elaine was involved in many local activities, including the start-up of the Montessori school. She later married Art Kelton. In the summer of 1971 Elaine was one of the 600 community members who convened at Eagle’s Nest for the very first Vail Symposium. Kelly Liken is one of Colorado’s most promising and Elaine Kelton influential young chefs. In 2004 she opened Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail’s Gateway building. She was featured in Bon Appétit’s 2008 “Women Chefs: The Next Generation,” has appeared on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, the Today Show and was a contestant on Bravo’s Season 7 of “Top Chef D.C.” Sponsored by Betteridge, Slifer Smith and Frampton and Kalex Wines. kelly liken

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* Includes premium seating and parking.

Shane MacomberPhotography

Fundraiser for the Vail Symposium and the Vail Valley Theater Company


No Barriers

Neal Petersen Unlimited Adventure

Thursday, February 23, 2012 Donovan Pavilion | Vail Time: 6:00 pm Presentation Tickets: Free

South African-born Neal Petersen is an international professional adventurer, solo around-the-world racing yachtsman, global investor and international speaker. PBS has aired a documentary about his life titled “No Barriers – the Story of Neal Petersen,” and his autobiography, “Journey of a Hope Merchant,” won a NOBA award. Petersen completed the 1998-99 Around Alone yacht race, journeying 27,000 miles and nine months at sea alone and in a yacht he designed and built himself. The journey that came before that one, however, was perhaps as much of an adventure as the race itself. Petersen has had to overcome poverty, discrimination and childhood physical disability. He has spent his life always turning the challenges he faces into solutions and then into opportunities. His experience shows that imagination coupled with determination can break through the toughest challenges. Neal is a natural storyteller—riveting, engaging and highly entertaining as he will share his story of the sea and his own hope, determination and joy for life. Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail Public Library. Sponsored in part by Town of Vail, Aberle Investment Management, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Sundance Water Company, Red Bull and LÄRABAR.

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The Underbelly of Adventure Journalism Stefani Jackenthal Unlimited Adventure

Stefani Jackenthal is an adventure and wine journalist and author of “Wanderlust Wining: The Outdoorsy Oenophile’s Wine Country Companion.” An international elite endurance racer and former All-American triathlete, Stefani has competed and reported from around the world. In January 2012, Jackenthal will be travelling to South India on assignment, sipping her way through Nashik’s wine country and exploring outdoor activities in Bangalore and Kerala. Stefani will discuss her trip to India’s wine country and other highlights of her South India trip, as well as the intriguing outdoorsy oenophiles she met while researching “Wanderlust Wining.” She will also share stories about some of her other worldly adventures, such as winning a six-day running race across the Kalahari Desert in South Africa and being a member of a team that attempted to lead six blind Tibetan teenagers to the 23,000 foot summit of Lhakpa Ri in Tibet, which was made into the movie “BLINDSIGHT.” Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail Public Library. Sponsored in part by Town of Vail, Aberle Investment Management, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Sundance Water Company, Red Bull and LÄRABAR.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 Donovan Pavilion | Vail Time: 6:00 pm presentation Tickets: Free

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 Game Creek Club | Vail Time: 12:30 pm Lecture Tickets: $65 | $55 VS Donors Price Includes Lunch Note : Please plan on using a lift ticket or a season pass to ride the Gondola. To receive a foot passenger ticket please call 970.476.0954. Please allow for travel time to Game Creek Club. The upload on the gondola takes approximately 15 minutes. The snowcat’s pickup times are a quarter til the hour and quarter past the hour. Please check our website for more information.

Frenemies? Are China and India destined for conflict? Jamie Metzl International Relations Are China and India destined for conflict? What are the implications for the wider world? Jamie Metzl, Senior Fellow with the Asia Society and a member of the Vail Symposium Advisory Council, will propose and ponder these weighty questions in a discussion about these “frenemy” countries. China and India are the two most important developing countries in the world. The rise of these two Asia giants is already reshaping global affairs. But as the two countries rise at the same time and in the same region, longsimmering tensions between them are on the rise. The question of what kind of relationship China and India will have over the coming decades is therefore not only important to the people of those two countries, but will have enormous implications for the future of the world. Jamie Metzl has served on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Department of State and National Security Council. He appears widely on national and international media, and his syndicated columns and other writing are featured regularly in publications around the world. He has written two books on Asian affairs, holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from Oxford University, a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. Sponsored in part by Vail Resorts Echo and Game Creek Club. Vailsymposium.org 21


Thursday, March 15, 2012 Venue TBD Time: 6:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Lecture Tickets: $35 | $25 VS Donors

Climate Change Yvo de Boer Hot Topics

In light of a perceived global economic crisis, Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, KPMG Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services, and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will address the nexus of global drivers the planet and humanity faces and elaborate on how society, and particularly business, can anticipate to make the global economy clean, fair and competitive. Before joining the UNFCCC, de Boer was Director for International Affairs of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands, responsible for international policy, both in the context of the European Union, as well as broader international cooperation. He also served as Deputy Director-General for Environmental Protection in the same Ministry, as Head of the Climate Change Department and has worked in the fields of housing and public information. Early in his career, Mr. de Boer worked for the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT). Sponsored by KPMG.

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The World’s Most Wanted Art: Recovering Looted Art

Saturday, March 24, 2012 Edwards Interfaith Chapel | Edwards Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Panel Discussion Tickets: $35 | $25 VS Donors

Michael Lacher and Monica Dugot Art & Culture Presented by Don and Myrna Sigman The origins, history, and authenticity of lost and stolen art provide an intensely interesting backdrop for today’s recovery challenges. International corporate and trial lawyer Michael Lacher and International Director of Restitution and Senior Vice President at Christie’s Monica Dugot will discuss those challenges, as well as several current cases on the restitution of stolen art and the challenges of enforcing recovery claims against foreign governments and institutions, including American museums. Michael Lacher is presently engaged in art recovery matters in the U.S. and Italy, with an emphasis on World War II issues of true ownership history and title to stolen artworks. Investigation and restitution of art looted by the Axis regimes of Europe is a principal focus of Lacher’s practice, involving liaisons with government agencies and institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Lacher is a senior partner at the New York law firm Lacher & Lovell-Taylor. Responsible for coordinating Christie’s restitution issues globally, Monica Dugot and her global team work across specialist departments and art law groups to investigate provenance between 1933 and 1945, to identify possibly spoliated but unrestituted objects and to assist in resolving restitution claims for works consigned for sale.

Artist Gustav Klimt Year 1907 Type Oil, silver, and gold on canvas Dimensions 138 cm × 138 cm (54 in × 54 in) Location Neue Galerie

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Thomas Benton: Art & Activism

Friday, March 30, 2012 Lodge & Spa at Cordillera Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Lecture Tickets: Free

Daniel Joseph Watkins and Terry Minger Speaking Locally Join Vail Symposium founding father Terry Minger and author of “Thomas W. Benton: Artist|Activist” and Daniel Joseph Watkins for a presentation on the life, art and political activism of artist Thomas Benton. Benton’s silkscreen posters cataloged political movements and elections from 1968 to 2006 and are a powerful visual account of the issues and campaigns that shaped history. In addition to numerous candidates and issues in Aspen, Benton created political posters for presidential candidates George McGovern and Gary Hart and against President Nixon. Benton kept his hand in politics and issues that mattered to him throughout his career. A self-described pessimist in his early career, his more recent works show a shift towards lighter issues in his colors and perhaps even a bit more optimism. He created eighteen posters for the Vail Symposium in the organization’s early years that captured the spirit and message of the Symposium. Terry Minger was one of Vail’s first Town Managers. During his tenure he authored the town charter and oversaw the passage of thirty-three bond issues. Some of these bond issues included town hall, bike paths, parks, a library, open space and parking structures. In 1971, Minger and Mayor John Dobson recognized the need for a vision for the future of Vail and founded the Vail Symposium as a forum to create and guide this vision. He is now an honorary board member of the organization. Daniel Joseph Watkins is an artist and writer who creates his own political art and earned a degree in history and international studies at Baker University. Watkins also has a minor in printmaking, art history and business. After working for a private equity firm in San Francisco and attending a program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, he moved to Aspen to catalog Thomas Benton’s artwork and to complete work on his book. Sponsored in part by United Way of Eagle River Valley and The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 Sonnenalp Resort | Vail Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Lecture Tickets: $35 | $25 VS Donors

Reflections on the Arab Spring Ambassador Christopher R. Hill International Relations Ambassador Christopher R. Hill will discuss the events of civil unrest, protest, and revolution in the Middle East, Africa, and which have come to be known as the Arab Spring. Hill draws on his vast foreign service experience to elucidate the underlying causes of this period of transition and its implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy, its effect on political stability in the region and its consequences for future U.S. diplomatic relations. Ambassador Christopher R. Hill is currently the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. A former career diplomat and four-time ambassador nominated by three presidents, his last post was as Ambassador to Iraq from April 2009 through August 2010. Hill received the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions as a member of the U.S. negotiating team in the Bosnia peace settlement and was a recipient of the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations for his work on the Kosovo crisis. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Hill served as a Peace Corps volunteer where he supervised credit unions in rural Cameroon, West Africa. Sponsored by The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Sonnenlap Resorts.

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Banks and Their Role in Economic Revival

Friday, April 9, 2012 Park Hyatt Beaver Creak Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Panel Discussion Tickets: Free

Don Childears and Jim Basey Speaking Locally Presented by Alpine Bank How can American banks provide solutions to the current economic crisis and help create a path to recovery? The President and CEO of the Colorado Bankers Association Don Childears and the Chairman and CEO of Centennial Bank Jim Basey will examine this complex question and propose possible answers in a discussion moderated by the Regional President for Alpine Bank’s Eagle and Routt Counties, Glenn Davis. Don Childears is the President and CEO of the Colorado Bankers Association (CBA), whose Don Childears members have over 90% of Colorado’s bank assets, offices and employees. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and BSBA from Colorado State University. He also attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Childears serves on numerous boards, including the Board of the American Bankers Association. He frequently presents and teaches government, political influence and banking, often speaking on behalf of the banking world to various media. Jim Basey is the Chairman and CEO of Centennial Bank and a Founder and a Director Jim Basey of CIC Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Centennial Bank. He has over 40 years of banking and community leadership experience, including 30 years in executive positions in multi-billion dollar national banking firms, as well as community banks. Basey received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and graduated from the Colorado School of Banking, Graduate School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Basey served as an advisor and is a former director for Nortrust Holding Company, the holding company for regional Northern Trust Bank operations of Arizona and Colorado. Glenn Davis, panel moderator, is the Regional President for Alpine Bank’s Eagle and Routt County areas and is also a member of Alpine Bank’s Board of Directors. Sponsored by United Way of Eagle River Valley and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

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What is Wrong with Congress and how do We Fix It?

Sunday, April 22, 2012 University of Denver | TBD Time: 4:30 pm Reception | 5:30 pm Panel Discussion | 7:30 pm Private Dinner Tickets: TBD

Senators Christopher Dodd and Hank Brown Panel, Hot Topics Presented by Alpine Bank. Presented in a partnership with the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Senators Christopher Dodd and Hank Brown will participate in a senatorial dialogue on the future of the United States Congress. The Senators will discuss the present function and dysfunction of the U.S. Congress in a discussion moderated by Rohn Robbins. Christopher Dodd is a Democratic Party politician who served as a Senator from Connecticut for a thirtyyear period ending with the 111th U.S. Congress. Dodd senator Hank Brown served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic for two years prior to entering law school at the University of Louisville, and during law school concurrently served in the United States Army Reserve. Dodd served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee until his retirement. In 2006 Dodd decided to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, but eventually withdrew after running behind senator Chris Dodd several other competitors. In January 2010 Dodd announced that he would not run for re-election in the 2010 midterm elections. In March 2011 the Motion Picture Association of America announced that Dodd would head that organization. George Hanks “Hank” Brown is a former Republican politician and U.S. Senator from Colorado. Brown graduated from college in 1961 and from law school in 1969, both from the University of Colorado, he also has a Master of Law degree from George Washington University. Brown spent six years serving Colorado in the U.S. Senate, which was preceded by five consecutive terms in the U.S. House representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District and four years in the Colorado Senate. From 1962 to 1966, he served in the U.S. Navy where he volunteered his service in Vietnam and was decorated for his combat service as a forward air controller. Throughout his 40-year career, Mr. Brown has held several positions in public service. Most recently, Mr. Brown served as the 21st President of the University of Colorado. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Brown served as the 11th president of the University of Northern Colorado. The Wall Street Journal called Brown the “best college president you’ve never heard of.” Brown is currently Senior Counsel in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Denver office. He is a member of the Government Relations and Natural Resources groups. Vailsymposium.org 27


Coming Summer 2012

Even as our winter 2012 season begins we are hard at work planning new, exciting, and thought-provoking programs for our summer 2012 season. Programs born out of a new partnership between the Vail Symposium and the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver will create a public forum for exploring key global and domestic issues this summer. An art series will give attendees a unique opportunity to learn from presenters such as Todd Siler through a program format that includes a presentation and a workshop with the artist. This summer season will also feature the Beaver Creek Documentary Film Series, where directors, producers, or writers will give a brief presentation and participate in a Q&A with the audience following each showing. Also coming Summer 2012 is a six day wine and bike tour through Western Colorado wine country led by Stefani Jackenthal, adventure and wine journalist and author of “Wanderlust Wining: The Outdoorsy Oenophile’s Wine Country Companion.”

“Living at Your Peak” Summit

As the Vail Valley continues to grow as a world-renowned health and wellness destination, the Vail Symposium is committed to advancing education and awareness through programs and events that elevate that status. In September 2012 the Vail Symposium will present a health and fitness conference unlike any other. The “Living at Your Peak” Summit is a two and a half day program designed to promote life-long health and fitness through information and activities incorporating the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional aspects of performance. Program presenters are proven experts and peak performers in the fields of fitness, nutrition, psychology, medicine, and cutting edge research. Each session will have an interactive component to engage attendees beyond a traditional presentation environment. Whether it’s being field tested by a marathon legend, doing preventive health checks, or challenging our brains, this event will motivate each individual to pursue a higher level of performance in all aspects of life. Pre attendance surveys will create an individualized agenda to establish physical and mental goals in advance, which will then be addressed through specifically designed programming. Internet based on-line communication, in concert with continued winter programming, will allow for ongoing dialogue throughout the year creating a Health and Fitness community. Combining intellectual exploration and physical activity, with the awareness of self, The “Living At Your Peak” Summit will leave its mark on every participant.

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1971

1981

1991

2001

2011

-The Pentagon Papers are published -All in the Family and Archie Bunker debut on CBS -Patton edges out M*A*S*H for best picture of the year -The U.S. Supreme Court approves busing for school integration -A first class stamp costs six cents

& ROB LEVINE AND EVELYN PINNEY WITH HIS PARENTS DAVID AND BARBARA LEVINE.

The Vail Symposium starts an uninterrupted 40 year streak of meaningful community conversations.

There are a few people and places in Vail from back in 1971 that remain today, but darn few. Forty years … that’s a heckuva track record. The Symposium was really the first “intellectual” counterpart to all the recreational opportunities around here. Not only has that improved the quality of life for those of us who make this our home (full or part time), I believe it’s also part of what makes this a great place to visit. Thanks in part to the Symposium, we are so much more than Disneyland with snow. Even for those who don’t attend our events, they’re still surrounded by the kind of motivated, interesting people who do support the Symposium and who make this community so great. Last year, in honor of that remarkable history, the Founders 40 program was born. It means pledging at least a thousand dollars a year for four years. How simple. Our goal is to have 100 participants and happily we’re well on our way. It wouldn’t even bother us if we exceeded that number. What a surprise. Won’t you help to insure that the next forty years are just as successful as the first forty? Please join Evelyn and me as members of Founders 40. Or you could step up to the Patron’s Circle level like my wonderful parents, and become a member of Founders 40 that way! Either way, in 2051 when people look back at the remarkable eighty year history of the Symposium, it will be in part thanks to you.

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Attendance

Support from the community makes our programs possible. Only 17% of our income comes from ticket sales, the rest comes from in-kind, individual and corporate donors. Thank you—you make our programs possible!

Number of Programs

Year in Review:

37

2010

5,311 3,516

2011

2010

2011

income

2011 Highlights • Presented speakers making an impact in our world, such as the26% internationally celebrated artist Christo • Covered by national media outlets 63% 11% C-Span, the Huffington Post, 9News and others • Produced 37 stimulating programs with 68 speakers and moderators and reached 5,311 audience members, a 51% increase over 2010!

Comments from our winter survey: “We hope to spend more time in the valley and take advantage of some of the excellent programs you have put together. It is a big motivator to spend more time in the valley.” “Keep on doing what you are doing. These programs no longer leave me wistful for not being in Aspen.”

26% 1%

33%

6% 17%

17%

Individual Donors

$115,567

33%

Special Events

$58,427

17%

Ticket Sales

$59,475

17%

Corporate Giving

$22,300

6%

Grants

$3,000

1%

Other Income

$1,713

0%

Inkind

$90,808

26%

Total

$351,290

100%

Expense

26%

11%

Total Program Services Mgmt/Admin Total Fundraising TOTAL

63%

1%

Total Exp with Inkind $219,788 63% $39,027 11% $91,633 26% $350,599 100%

*Actual financials through November 2011 and projections for December 2011.

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Ways to Give Only 17 percent of our income comes from ticket sales. The rest comes from private donations from friends like you! All donors receive complimentary tickets based on level, discounts on programs, advance notification and registration for events, direct mailing of program brochure, weekly e-Newsletter and acknowledgement in the program brochure and website.

Join Patron’s Circle and Founders 40 campaigns entail a four-year financial commitment with premier benefits. Plan Make a future gift to the Vail Symposium as part of your will or estate planning. Sponsor Individual program and series sponsorships allow you to demonstrate your commitment to the community. Support Speakers choose Vail for its destination. Help us sweeten the deal with frequent flyer miles and other financial means. Visit our website to make a gift today! www.vailsymposium.org/donate For additional information about how to support the Vail Symposium and associated benefits, please call Liana Moore at (970) 476-0954. The Vail Symposium is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in accordance with Federal Tax Law and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Additional Benefits General lecture ticket

luminary

lighthouse

beacon

lantern

candle

Spark

2 per lecture

2 per lecture

4

4

2

1

2 per film

2 per film

4

4

2

Film ticket Invite to donor appreciation event Advance invite to private speaker dinners Recognition as sponsor of one program per season

Donor Levels

Patron’s Circle

Lighthouse

Candle

Four-year pledge of $3,000+/year

$2,500 – 4,999

$250 – 499

Beacon

Spark

Founders 40

$1,000 – 2,499

$100 – 249

Four-year pledge of $1,000+/year

Lantern

Spark Couple

$500 – 999

$150 – 249

Luminary

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Get Involved There are many ways to help the Symposium thrive.

Spread the word Volunteer Friend us on Facebook Write a Blog Assist speakers during their visit Be an intern Submit a program idea Donate tickets Join a program committee Attend an event Follow us on Facebook Twitter Everything we do would not be possible without the brains and brawn of our exceptional volunteers. Thank you for all that you do! Lorinda Arpin Carsyn Bock Heather Cherry Liz Clark Tracy Flower Amy Fordham

Sydney Idzikowski Dani Janklow Tommy King Debbie King Leala King Magda King

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Laurie Kleisinger Emma Lathrop Alex Lee Katie Nelson Suzanne Sloan Josie Tuthill

Madison Wasmer Jeanne Whitney Greg Ziccardi


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Volunteer Spotlight Tracey Flower Tracey Flower first came to Vail for a week in January 2005 to visit some friends from high school who were living and working here for the ski season. She was living in her hometown of South Haven, Michigan at the time. A few months later those friends decided to stay for the summer, and Tracey decided to move to Vail and join them. And, as it tends to go around here, one season ran into another, and then another and, now, nearly seven years later Tracey is still here, and she has no intention of leaving anytime soon. Tracey spent her first four winter seasons running Bailey’s Coffee House on Vail Mountain and the last two bartending at Mid Vail, a position she’s returning to this winter. She has worked under the Vail Resorts umbrella during the summer seasons as well, spending three summers at Eagle’s Nest and two at Starbucks. She worked for Happy Valley Grill and Entertainment at the Vail Golf Club this past summer. She enjoys these positions for many reasons, especially because she loves working with people and working in venues that allow her to see and appreciate Vail’s natural beauty on a daily basis. As much as Tracey enjoys her day

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jobs, her real passion is writing. She has a Bachelor’s degree in the subject from Grand Valley State University. A few weeks after she moved to Vail she hiked to Booth Falls in East Vail, and as she took in the view from the top, she decided that if she couldn’t find writing inspiration in this Rocky Mountain paradise she was a failure as a writer. Since then she’s had several opportunities to write stories about this paradise and the fascinating folks who call it home or playground away from home. Tracey began volunteering for the Symposium a year ago as a communications intern, and quickly realized she had not only found an outlet for her passion, but had also found an organization she was proud to be a part of. She writes everything from press releases to articles for the organization. She is constantly impressed with the cultural and educational opportunities the Symposium provides for the community and loves seeing a program grow from an idea into an actual event. Tracey enjoys snowboarding, hiking, rafting and camping, and plans to cultivate a love for mountain biking as well when summer comes around again. She still spends time with those high school friends she visited all those years ago, and a few others they’ve made along the way, referring to all of them as her Vail family. “The Vail Symposium provides amazing educational opportunities for our community, making our town culturally more well rounded. These programs always make you think, and I appreciate that. Volunteering for the Symposium is one of the most fulfilling things in my life.”–Tracey Flower


Board Member Spotlight

John & Jamie Stone Jamie Stone was 20 years old in 1976 when she first came to Vail to work as a ski instructor. In 1980 she was one of the first 20 instructors to open Beaver Creek. Shortly after that she moved back to Massachusetts to help take over her family’s business, Opus, where she met her husband, John. After graduate school in business, John Stone spent 10 years as President of Wellesley Auto Parts, before joining Opus in 1987 as General Manager. He subsequently held the positions of Executive Vice-President, President and Chairman and CEO of Opus. Jamie held the position of National Sales Manager and then Vice President of the company. John and Jamie purchased Opus in 2002. After developing the business into a national and international supplier of lawn and garden products, they sold the company in October 2006. John now does freelance consulting work in consumer products marketing and new product development. He has served on numerous boards including The Supplier Member Board of the International Mass Retailers Association (IMRA), the IMRA Foundation Board, the board of the National Bird Feeding Society, The National Lawn & Garden Distributors Association and was a 10year member of the Young Presidents Organization. Jamie has donated her

time by volunteering in local schools and recently co-chaired a fundraiser for the local Hospice. John and Jamie became involved with the Vail Symposium during the organization’s Summer 2010 season when they were instrumental in organizing the “Race Across the Sky” program. That experience gave them the opportunity to see how the Symposium works from the inside out, and they liked what they saw. They were offered spots on the Advisory Council, which they happily accepted. This past summer they moved to the Board of Directors. John and Jamie are both passionate about the wide range of activities and opportunities for recreation and well-being available in the Vail Valley. Because they recognize that same passion in others living in the Valley, and in an effort to help make Vail a health and wellness destination, the duo has introduced a health and wellness series into the Symposium’s repertoire. The series was a success when it debuted in September, and the Stone’s plan to keep programs in this series in the line-up year-round. They are also working to create an online community surrounding health and wellness topics in order to attract a national audience. “The Vail Symposium is that additional link between fitness, activity and culture in our community. We have such a bright, engaged community, and the Symposium brings in a variety of educational topics, giving us all an opportunity to learn. We’re both really excited about how the size of the organization’s umbrella has grown in the last year, attracting not only the local community, but also a national audience.” –Jamie Stone

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The Patron’s Circle and Founders 40 recognizes distinct community members who have made a multi-year commitment to the Vail Symposium. We thank these donors for supporting our future by providing the foundation for our organization.

Patron’s Circle Pete and Pat Frechette Richard Gretz and Doris Dewton David and Barbara LeVine Charles and Sandy Lloyd

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Founders 40 Michael and Marci Balk Richard and Pamela Bard Gary and Carolyn Cage David and Marcia Christofferson Ned and Jo-Ann Churchill Charles Dolan and Susan Mackin Dolan Fairfield County Community Fun Peter and Carole Feistmann Allan Finney and Nancy Gage Harry and Susan Frampton Ben and Holly Gill Katherine Gold Alan and Barbara Goncharoff Bob and Judy Holmes Kathy and Al Hubbard Jay and Kirk Huffard Alberta and Reese Johnson Art and Elaine Kelton Rob LeVine and Evelyn Pinney Deb and Dan Luginbuhl Tony and Barbie Mayer Terry and Judy Minger Dale and Jeanne Mosier Priscilla O’Neil Art and Lindsay Reimers Kathi Renman Bobbie and Jim Ruh Bernie and Suzanne Scharf Alby Segall Myrna and Don Sigman Rod and Beth Slifer Marjorie Vickers Kyle Webb and Allison Krausen


Luminary Level Alpine Bank Antlers at Vail* Paul Brunet* Colorado Mountain Express* John and Deborah Dakajos Donovan Pavilion* Pete and Pat Frechette Jay and Kirk Huffard Rob LeVine and Evelyn Pinney Charles and Sandy Lloyd Deb and Dan Luginbuhl Nicole Miller RTA Ecuador Corporation* Bobbie and Jim Ruh Spin Creative Studio* SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning, LLC Vail Daily* Vail Local Marketing District Vail Resorts Echo*

Lighthouse Level Todger and Shannon Anderson Jan Biegler Flex Jet Larry Flinn Richard Gretz and Doris Dewton Bob and Judy Holmes House of Toi* Kalex Winery* Karats Jewelry Gallery* Adam Katzen Consulting LLC.* Andy and Lynn Kaufman Kelly Liken Restaurant* Kyle Webb and Allison Krausen David and Barbara LeVine Priscilla O’Neil Ports 196* Slifer Smith and Frampton John and Jamie Stone Town of Vail Public Library United Way of Eagle River Valley Vail PM*

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Beacon Level Aberle Investment Management Ariane Zurcher Designs The Arrabelle at Vail Square* Aspen Jewel Box* Michael and Marci Balk The Broadmoor Hotel and Golf* Richard and Pamela Bard Christie Lodge David and Marcia Christofferson Ned and Jo-Ann Churchill Lynette Dallas Alan and Silvia Danson Charles Dolan and Susan Mackin Dolan Fairfield County Community Fun Pete and Carole Feistmann Allan Finney and Nancy Gage Harry and Susan Frampton Katherine Gold Alan and Barbara Goncharoff Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer Kathy and Al Hubbard Alberta and Reese Johnson Art and Elaine Kelton KSL Capital Partners* KZYR - The Zephyr* The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera* The Lodge at Vail* Loews Regency Hotel* Manor Vail Lodge* Tony and Barbie Mayer Carol Moore Art and Lindsay Reimers Kathi Renman Bernie and Suzanne Scharf Alby Segall Shaw Electric Vincent and Helen Sheehy Rod and Beth Slifer Sonnenalp Resort of Vail* Spin New York* Vail Cascade* Marjorie Vickers Lantern Level Roger and Margo Behler Nancy Benson Beverage Distributers* Pam Brandmeyer Brown Dog Designs* Kevin and Sally Clair 40 Winter 2011-2012

Stan and Mary Ellen Cope Steve and Amy Coyer Crazy Mountain Brewing Company* Jack and Kathleen Eck Buck and Holly Elliott Kent Erickson and Barbara Krichbaum Grand Hyatt* Home Chefs* Pam and John Horan-Kates Artie and Jodi Israel Patti Johnson Han Kang John and Kerma Karoly Loewenstern Foundation Brenda and Joe McHugh J.P and Heather McInerny Michele Mosko Fine Art Gallery Frank and Allison Navarro No Harm Design* Liz Lynner and Jim Palenchar Jim Preciado Red Bull* Republic National Distributing Company* Mimi and Woody Stockwell Laura Tumperi Vail Mountain School* Wilderness Wonders* Candle Level Alpine Wine and Spirits* Brownwell Bailey Kristy and Charles Bierhaus Magrit Brinker Jan Broman Jeff and Diane Brundage Liz Clark Glenn Davis Liz Davis Kathy Dillion Espitia* Fred and Ines Distelhorst John Feagin and Martha Head Philip and Annamae Freedman Jean and Phil Graham Steve and Lee Gulotta HaberVision.com* Jane and Tom Healy Barbara Hibben Alan and Judy Kosloff Ben and Marlene Krell LARABAR*


Larkspur Restaurant* Michael and Andrea Leeds Peter and Helena Leslie Peter Macdonald Peter and Lynne Mackechnie Rosette Mare John and Ann Martin Mauboussin Jewelers* Susan Milhoan Minturn Saloon Eric and Belinda Monson Jim and Karen Morter MPH Bank Foundation, Inc. Bill and Jacque Oakes Paula and Prentice O’Leary Dave and Lisa Pease Debra Rappaport Scott Rella and Julie Norberg* Ron and Ann Riley Rick and Margaret Rogers Thomas Salamunovich and Nancy Sweeney Secret Garden* Sue and Marty Solomon Howard and Cathy Stone Marjorie Vickers David Wahl and Carol Traut Spark Level 5280 Magazine* Fraidy Aber Peter Abuisi Sandi and Larry Agneberg Jon and Shirley Ain Judd and Gretchen Babcock Ronnie and Dierdre Baker Judy Balice Gene Balloun Lucy Baumrind Jason and Monica Benderly Pat and Roger Benedict Heidi Bintz Kim Blackford Jane Blanch Blue Moose Pizza*, The Chophouse*, Foxnut Sushi* David and Adriana Bombard Joerg and Rita Braun Nancy Burton Bill and Toko Chapin Paul Chapman Chat Noir Restaurant* * Denotes gift made wholly or partially in-kind

Dick Cleveland and Kathy Langenwalter Don and Terry Cohen Michael Danaway Alex and Christina Danyluk Mark and Susan Dean Dick and Joy Dirkes Abby Dixon Mary and Rodgers Dockstader Arthur and Arlene Elkind John Evans Buzz Finn and Linda Hryckowian Morris and Mikki Futernick John and Linda Galvin Lannie Garrett* Peter Gates Sandra Gaylord Nancy Gladstone Howard and Corinne Goodstein Rosemary Graham Terry Graham Jim and Karen Haeffner Dan and Chris Havekost Bill and Dawn Hazelett Becky Hernreich Anne Hintz Gordon and Jody Hoffstein Amy Holzfaster Kip Hughes Nancy Hughes Caleb Hurtt Walter Imhoff Richard Jackson and Cheryl Moskal Sharon Jewett Rollie Jordan Jim and Jane Kaufman Elizabeth Keay Laurie Kleisinger Mary LaForge Russell Richard and Nancy Leslie Bob and Linda Llewellyn William and Ann Loper Bob and Ann Louthan Fletcher MacNeill Hank Mader Marjorie Marks Diane Mathias Tom and Marcia McCalden Vailsymposium.org 41


Jerry McMahan Liz Merrick Marie Millman Nancy Mills George Mizner Mike and Liana Moore Thomas Moorhead Kenneth and Judy Morgan Katie Nelson Novosad and Lyle Associates Peter and Jane Obernesser Sheri Ogilvie Dick and Sally O’Loughlin Dorothy Parsons Becky Perry Jean and Larry Peterson Pat Pinkard Ebby and Lex Pinson Diane Pitt Susan Pollack Pearl Rieger Rosalin Rogers Don and Mary Rogers Terie Roubos Bob Rush Katie Santambrogio Bill Saslow Alvin Schonfeld Carole Schragen Kenneth and Connie Scutari Richard and Ann Selph Charlie Sherwood Raymond Siegel Dennis and Ruth Smith Robin and Kathy Smith Karen Snare Stephen and Nancy Snyder Brian and Paige Sodergren Robyn Specthrie David Staat and Nancy Alexander Les and Madeline Stern Barry and Evelyn Strauch Kathie Talbot Ti Amo Ristorante* Jennifer and Jake VanBeelen Melvin and Barbara Vaughn Jay Wissot and Alyn Park Wissot Woody and Lynn Woodruff Rob Wright and John McDonald Wright Ronald and Susan Zapletal Chad and Liz Ziegler 42 Winter 2011-2012

Friends Level Sandy Apps Charles Bertrand Ilyce Brinn Cheryl Brown Kay Christensen David and Mary Davies Cathie and Morgan Douglas Deb Douglas Anne Esson Elaine Gelvin Brad Gibson Vince Guercio Laureen Hopkins Mike Hyland Doreen Somers and Jan Idzikowski Rosalie Isom Connie Knight Montgomery Mathias Marka Moser Chris Offutt Greg Perkins J.K. Perry Jay Raiola Lee Rimel and Gracie Campbell Debbie and Rohn Robbins Paul and Nancy Rondeau Lexie Ruh Richard and Aline Sandomire Les and Maureen Shapiro Jim and Daphne Slevin Richard and Gay Steadman Bob and Karin Weber Bud and Marie Wonsiewicz Hap and Nancy Young Greg Ziccardi

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Thomas W. Benton You will notice several posters throughout this brochure created specifically for the Vail Symposium by Thomas Benton. From the beginning of his career, Benton was especially drawn to the impact of symbols and text, working in tandem in his numerous “cause� posters for the Vail Symposium. His iconic works mesmerized his subjects with compositions of complex, layered images of bold colors, text and symbols. He was prodigiously productive, and certainly a man considered by peers and collaborators alike as equal parts dreamer and doer.

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Venue Directions Colorado Mountain College 150 Miller Ranch Rd. | Edwards (970)477-3699 From I-70, take exit 163 (Edwards) and proceed south onto Edwards Access Rd. Take first left onto Miller Ranch Rd. The college will be on the right.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek* 136 East Thomas Place | Avon | (970) 949-1234 From I-70, take exit 167 (Avon) and proceed south on Avon Road. Stay straight to go onto Village Road. *Parking options subject to change by the operating entities.

Donovan Pavilion 1600 S. Frontage Rd. | Vail | (970)477-3699 From I-70, take exit 173 (West Vail) and proceed south and continue east on S. Frontage Rd. parallel to I-70. The Pavilion will be 0.7 mile on the right. Look for the large stone sign and a playground.

Parking Options: Bear parking lot(s)- located at the base of the west entrance to Beaver Creek (at the Beaver Creek roundabout go west on highway 6 and take a left at the stop light). Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to the Main Village.

Edwards Interfaith Chapel 32138 U.S. Highway 6 | Edwards From I-70, take exit 163 (Edwards) and proceed south onto Edwards Access Rd. Turn right onto US HWY 6. Continue for 1.8 miles. The chapel will be on the left.

Villa Montane - in the Main Village, off Avondale Lane. Paid parking garage for visitors from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Parking is free for the first 2 hours.

Four Seasons Resort Vail One Vail Rd. | Vail. | (970)477-860 From I-70, take exit 176 (Vail) and proceed south. At the 2nd roundabout, turn right to go west on S. Frontage Rd. The resort is located immediately to the left. Game Creek Club Game Creek Bowl | Vail Mountain (970) 754-4275 Take exit 176 (Vail) off of I-70 and proceed west on S. Frontage Road towards Lionshead. Turn left into the Lionshead Parking Structure (winter parking fees apply). Exit the parking structure & walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola, upon exiting, look for the Game Creek snowcat parked directly outside the sliding glass doors. The snowcat will transport non skiing guest to lunch. NOTE: Please plan on using a lift ticket or a season pass to ride the Gondola. To receive a foot passenger ticket please call 970.476.0954. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera 2205 Cordillera Way | Edwards (970)926-2200 From I-70, take exit 163 (Edwards) and proceed south. Turn right on US Hwy 6. Proceed 2.7 miles and turn left on Squaw Creek Rd. Proceed 2 miles and turn left at gatehouse entrance on Cordillera Way.

Village Hall- in the Main Village, before the skier bridge. Paid parking garage for visitors from 7:00am to 11:00pm. Parking is free for the first 2 hours. The Sebastian Vail 16 Vail Rd. | Vail | (970)477-8000 From I-70, take exit 176 (Vail) and proceed south. At the second roundabout proceed south onto Vail Rd. The Sebastian is the second building on the left. Sonnenalp Resort of Vail 20 Vail Rd. | Vail | (970)479-5656 From I-70, take exit 176 (Vail) and proceed south. At the second roundabout proceed south onto Vail Rd. The Sonnenalp is on the left after the stop sign. Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Rd. | Vail | (970)476-3850 From I-70, take exit 180 (East Vail). Travel west on N. Frontage Rd. Make a right onto Booth Falls Rd. and another right into the school parking lot.

Parking For most Vail venues, we ask that you please utilize public parking structures in Vail and Lionshead. Call our office at (970)476-0954 for specific parking information. 46 Winter 2011-2012


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Programs at-a-glance December 29, 2011 A Taste of Yale in Vail and The Yale Whiffenpoofs Four Seasons Resort Vail | Vail January 5, 2012 Rocky Mountain Wild | Wildways for Wildlife Vail Mountain School | Vail January 12, 2012 Into the Heart of Cold Donovan Pavilion | Vail January 20, 2012 Journey of Hope: Documenting the Work of the Central Asia Institute Sonnenalp Resort | Vail January 26-27, 2012 SPiN Vail Ping-Pong Tournament with Susan Sarandon The Sebastian Vail | Vail January, 31 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doubtâ&#x20AC;? Colorado Mountain College | Edwards February 2, 2012 The Olympics Now and Then Donovan Pavilion | Vail February 9, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Land, Two Storiesâ&#x20AC;? Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Avon February 16, 2012 First Ascents of The Soul - Worldwide Adventure Compassion Donovan Pavilion | Vail 48 Winter 2011-2012

February 19, 2012 Vail Vignettes Vail Mountain School | Vail February 23, 2012 No Barriers Donovan Pavilion | Vail March 1, 2012 The Underbelly of Adventure Journalism Donovan Pavilion | Vail March 4, 2012 Frenemies? Are China and India destined for conflict? Game Creek Club | Vail March 15, 2012 Climate Change Venue TBD March 24, 2012 The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted Art: Recovering Looted Edwards Interfaith Chapel | Edwards March 30, 2012 Thomas Benton: Art & Activism Lodge & Spa at Cordillera | Cordillera April 5, 2012 Arab Spring: Unintended Consequences Sonnenalp Resort | Vail April 9, 2012 Banks and Their Role in Economic Revival Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Avon April 22, 2011 What is Wrong with Congress and how do We Fix It? The University of Denver | Denver


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