Seminars at Steamboat

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Seminars at Steamboat was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings experts on a wide range of public policy topics to the Steamboat Springs community. Over the years, Seminars talks have covered the economy, foreign affairs, national security, immigration reform, health care, the media, drugs and sports, the environment, climate change, education, the 9/11 Commission and more. See a complete list of past speakers and topics here.

Seminars at Steamboat talks are always free to the public. Traditionally, the summer series has taken place at the Strings Pavilion, often filling to capacity with more than 500 attendees. For the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the series met virtually due to the Covid pandemic, returning to in-person programming in 2022.

Seminars have historically been re-broadcast on KUNC public radio. Now, KUNC produces a Seminars at Steamboat podcast that listeners can subscribe to wherever you get your podcasts.

Seminars at Steamboat is supported primarily by individual contributions from our audience, plus a grants from the City of Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Become a Friend of Seminars by donating today.

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To provide nonpartisan, educational dialogues with distinguished speakers on important public policy issues, free of charge, to the larger Yampa Valley community.

Background Statement

Over the years, Seminars at Steamboat talks have focused on a wide variety of policy topics, including the economy, foreign affairs, immigration, environment, health care, drugs and sports, climate change, education, media, cyber security, the 9/11 Commission and more. Among the featured speakers have been former U.S. ambassadors and high-level officials in the Department of State, Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Congressional Budget Office, and political scientists from major universities and research institutions, including The Brookings Institution and The Wilson Center. Past speakers also include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, federal judges and the former commissioner of the National Football League.

Organization Data


Organization name

Seminars at Steamboat

Year Established


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Education, Arts, Culture & Humanities, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO BOX 774731

Service areas

Steamboat Springs, CO, US, 80487