Town Talks

A special thanks to Alpine Bank for sponsoring town talks in summer 2024.

 telluride mountain Village Owners association also provided grant support. 

2024 Town Talks

Telluride Science is committed to expanding our public outreach programming. This summer, we will  host the greatest number of Town Talks that we have held to date, for a total of nine. All Town Talks will be held at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village. Town Talks start at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm).The schedule is as follows:

  • June 11: Beam Me Up, Scotty! Demystifying the Quantum World
  • June 18: Ethics of Emerging Technologies: The Era of Artificial Intelligence
  • June 25: Inspired by Nature: The Chemistry that Powers Our Planet
  • July 9: Quantum Simulations of the Origins of Life: Life-giving Molecules from         Planetary Impacts
  • July 16:Methane: Supercharging Nature’s Solution to Reverse Climate Change
  • July 23: Clean Energy’s Reliance on Dirty Magnets:The Source and a Solution
  • July 30: The Nature of Information
  • August 6: Chromatin: Your DNA in a package
  • August 13: Observing Thunderstorms and Extreme Weather from Space
 
 
more detailed information about the town talk speakers and topics will be available in EARLY JUNE
 

  

2023 Town Talks

This summer, all Town Talks will be held at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village. Town Talks start at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm).The schedule is as follows:

 
more detailed information about the town talk speakers and topics will be available in mid may.
 

Town Talks: Engaging and Stimulating

The intellect that comes to Telluride Science each summer is astounding. Telluride Science aims to share this wealth of information and insight with the community through our annual Town Talk series. Through these engaging and down-to-earth lectures and panel discussions, the public can learn about new revelations in science and technology and hear from experts on broader philosophical issues like why free speech matters in science.

 

History of Town Talks

In 1991, Telluride Science founders Peter Salamon and R. Stephen Berry started the lecture series in the old elementary school on Thursday nights as a way to give back to the Telluride community. The Town Talks have grown in popularity through the years and have moved locations several times–from the elementary school, to the Wilkinson Public Library to the Palm Theatre to the Telluride Conference Center. Last summer a few Town Talks were held at the Depot. Telluride Science looks forward to hosting Town Talks once again when the Depot is restored and transformed into Telluride Science & Innovation Center, debuting in summer 2024.