The Antlers is excited to host an important event on May 23rd entitled Community Conversations. There have been three instances of similar community conversations over the past year.
The first was at the Elevate Conference last September, when the organizers put on a Mayors Panel with five past Vail mayors. The intent was the same as that of the entire three day conference … to broadly explore what makes places like Vail, special.
The second was when the Vail Symposium hosted the program pictured here at the Grand View room in March, with Elaine Kelton, Terry Minger and Merv Lapin reminiscing about Vail’s early days.
The focus was one of “lessons learned” and their potential meaning for our collective future.
In April, the annual Town of Vail meeting at Donovan Pavilion included another Mayors Panel (slightly different participants) which also explored what our history tells us about the future.
All three of those community discussions included good audience participation. They were well attended and seemed to imply a thirst for more. The Vail Symposium’s roots, in the early 1970’s, was based on similar community introspection. It’s only fitting to continue that conversation today.
Some of the recurring themes that arose from those three recent dialogues will provide the focus of these upcoming Vail Symposium Community Conversations. The first is, Progress at what Price? The topic for each of the following Conversations will be chosen by the audience de jour.
The Antlers enjoys being more than just another Vail vacation rental operation. We see ourselves as an integral part of the greater Vail community and it’s with enormous pride that we host and sponsor events like this one coming up.
Please join us on Thursday the 23rd at 5:30 at the Antlers. $10 recommended donation, but it’s not required. We would NOT want that to keep anyone away.