Donor Events

Telluride Science Strives to stimulate life-long learning amongst our donors

The majority of our donor events feature an interesting speaker in the field of science or technology. From apres ski to luncheons to cocktail parties, our donor events are typically held in a private home.  This summer we are pleased to be co-hosting three events with the Telluride Foundation.

summer 2023 events

Fake or Fraud: How to Identify the Real Deal

Thursday, July 27, 5:30 pm at the Sheridan Opera House

This event, co-hosted with the Telluride Foundation, will feature a conversation between two experts in the art world, Rachel Kaminsky and another art expert (TBD). The conversation will cover all areas of authentication, including connoisseurship and provenance, but the bulk of the discussion will focus on the increasingly important role of scientific analysis in detecting fraud in the art world. A cocktail party will precede the event in the Show Bar.


AWE: The New Science of Everyday Wonder 

Monday, August 14 

We are thrilled to partner with the Telluride Foundation to host Dacher Keltner in Telluride. He will speak about his latest book Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. Dr. Keltner will talk about his investigation and personal inquiry into this elusive emotion. Revealing new research into how awe transforms our brains and bodies, alongside and examination of awe across history, culture and within his own life during a period of grief, Keltner shows us how cultivating awe in our everyday life leads us to appreciate what is most humane in our human nature. A cocktail party will precede the event.

We have hosted some interesting past events