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The Upper Arkansas Valley runs about
150 miles from the historic towns of Leadville and nearby Fairplay, down through Buena Vista and Salida, and and on to Canon City.
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Dr. Martin Laforest Dr. Martin LaForest Thursday: 7:00pm
“How Extremely Tiny is Becoming Extremely Huge”
Dr. Karl Karlstrom
Dr. Rebecca Flowers
Dr. Joseph Sertich Friday: 7:00pm
“The Age of Grand Canyon: A Century of Debate”
Professor John Dominic Crossan Professor John Dominic Crossan Thursday: 7:00pm
“Divine Violence in the Christian Bible”
Dr. Matthew J. Brown Dr. Matthew J. Brown Thursday: 7:00pm “The Relationship Between Science and Human Values”


Thomas Frey Thomas Frey Thursday: 7:00pm “Museum of Future Inventions: Unleashing the Future Inside All of Us”

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Dr. Jonathan King Dr. Jonathon King Thursday: 7:00pm
“MLK in My Living Room: How a Southern Civil Rights Movement Changed the World”
Dr Joseph John-Warren Sertich Dr. Joseph John-Warren Sertich Thursday: 7:00pm
“The Changing Landscape of Dinosaurs: New Discoveries from Around the World”
Here, there are fifteen 14,000-foot
mountains, such as Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, Mt. Harvard, Mt. Antero, Mt. Princeton, Mt. Yale, Mt. Columbia, and Mt. Shavano.
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Arkansas Splendor by Paul KethleyInspiring Curiosity:
Now entering our 11th season, the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series brings to The Upper Arkansas Valley nationally and internationally known speakers schooled in Philosophy, Religion and Science.

This exciting lecture series is guaranteed to stir your imagination and create new insights, so mark your calendar now. Each lecture will be followed by an enlightening audience question and answer session. All lectures are FREE—no registration or tickets are required.

Thank you to all of our contributors and volunteers who allow the Forum Series to occur. Enjoy!

The Collegiate Peaks Forum began as a small group of intellectually curious citizens in Chaffee County, Colorado, who determined that their lives could be enhanced by investigating the challenging questions raised by the interrelationship of philosophy, religion and science through academic stimulation, related discussions and their ensuing insights. To that end, notable speakers and scholars active in these disciplines would be invited to speak, offer their published works and engage in constructive dialogue. In 2010 the Forum Series expanded its region to The Upper Arkansas Valley.

The mission of Collegiate Peaks Forum Series is to facilitate the intellectual enrichment of The Upper Arkansas Valley residents and their visitors by sponsoring events featuring nationally recognized persons schooled in philosophy, religion or science and hosting other community discussion activities.

The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series is a bridge facilitating personal enrichment and constructive dialogue among individuals and groups to which they belong. It seeks to stimulate intellectual curiosity, stir the imagination and engage our diverse citizenry through lectures, study and discussion groups. It is committed to communicating with integrity, listening openly and honoring the differences of its participants. It envisions that a deeper awareness of all aspects of the Creator and available spiritual resources will emerge, that superior structures of thought and understanding will develop and that more effective models of personal and community action will occur.

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The Forum Series depends on community support to bring our program to The Upper Arkansas Valley.
To become a contributor please click here.