We bring public policy experts to the Steamboat community.

All seminars are nonpartisan and free to the public.


To provide nonpartisan, educational dialogues with distinguished speakers on important public policy issues, free of charge, to the larger Yampa Valley community.

2023 Seminars

Jamie Metzl, Ph.D.

Monday, July 10, 2023

“R/Evolution: Recasting Life in an Age of Radical Biotechnology”

Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi Novelist


Bio coming soon…




Wendy R. Weiser, J.D.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Elections on the Brink: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go to Ensure Fairness and Integrity”

Vice President for Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law


Bio coming soon…



Matthew Rojansky, J.D.

Monday, July 24, 2023

“Russia, Ukraine, and Beyond — Challenges for the U.S.”

President and CEO, U.S. Russia Foundation, Wilson Center, Washington, DC

 Bio coming soon…

Heather J. Tanana, J.D.

Monday, July 31, 2023

“Colorado River in Crisis: Learning From the Past to Protect the Future”

Assistant Professor of Law and Wallace Stegner Center Fellow S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah with introductory remarks by Luke Runyon,
Managing Editor & Reporter, Colorado River Basin, KUNC — Community Radio for Northern Colorado

 Bio coming soon…

The Honorable W. Craig Fugate

Monday, August 7, 2023

“Disaster Preparation and Management in the Face of a Changing Climate”

Craig Fugate Consulting, LLC, Gainesville, FL,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Administration (2009-17)

 Bio coming soon…

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