Public Symposia

Last year’s Public Symposia began July 16 2013, with leaders in business, government, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropy, and the arts convening for four nights of a dynamic, cross-cultural experience as they explored the theme – Unleashing Human Potential: Reinventing Communities, Business and Education.

In July 2014, Colorado delegates traveled to Mexico City to deliberate topics, such as energy and education, forming insights and action items to bring back home for the upcoming Biennial festival in 2015.

Jul 17, 2013

Reinventing Communities and How We Live

Speakers include: Peter Kareiva, Jim Rogers, Secretary Ken Salazar, Ambassador Carlos Urrutia, Steve Williams, Alberto Alemán Zubieta, and Henry Faarup. The symposium is moderated by Arianna Huffington.

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Jul 18, 2013

Reinventing Business As Usual

Speakers include: Christopher Harland, Paul Jacobs, Julie Katzman, John Malone, and Danilo Santos de Miranda, Rebecca Hwang. The symposium is moderated by Don Tapscott.

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Jul 19, 2013

Reinventing Education for the Global Market

Speakers include: Daphne Koller, Secretary Arne Duncan, Reed Hastings, John Hendricks, Daphne Koller, and Lt. Governor Joe Garcia. The symposium is moderated by CNN’s Patricia Janiot.

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Sponsors: Aconcagua - Ojos del Salado - Huascarán
  • Fries Family Foundation
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Boettcher Foundation
  • Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
  • Lanny and Sharon Martin
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Comcast
  • Liberty Global, Inc.
  • Moye White
  • The Ben and Lucy Ana Walton Fund of The Walton Family Foundation
  • Liberty Media
  • Duke Energy
  • Ernst & Young
  • JFM Foundation/Delisa and Anthony Mayer Foundation
  • CBS4
  • Ciber
  • Entravision
  • Morgridge Family Foundation
  • Suncor Energy
  • U.S. Bank
Sponsors: Denali - Mount Logan - Pico de Orizaba - Mount Elbert
  • Anna and John J. Sie Foundation
  • Bow River Capital Partners
  • Consumer Capital Partners
  • DaVita
  • Denver Arts and Venues
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Escape Dynamics
  • Turning Technologies
  • Van Gilder Insurance Corporation
  • Visit Denver
  • AARP
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Credit Suisse
  • Denver Beer Company
  • Eric and Sarah Resnick
  • Ford Foundation/Mile High Connects
  • Gary Community Investment Company
  • LionTree
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Mercer
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Northstar Investment Advisors, LLC
  • The Piton Foundation
  • Sherman & Howard, LLC
  • TeleTech Holdings
  • Tuchman Family Foundation
  • United Launch Alliance
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Arrow Electronics
  • CAP Logistics
  • The Denver Foundation
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • First Bank
  • Janus
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Merrick & Company
  • OfficeScapes
  • Sage Hospitality
  • UMBFC Charitable Foundation
  • Alem International
  • Bridge
  • CIMCO Private Wealth
  • Crestone Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Grogan Family Fund
  • HealthQ
  • PCL Construction
  • Triton Properties Inc.
  • Williams Group, LLC