The summer of 2020 featured conversations with authors, scientists, activists, artists, researchers, ambassadors, and renowned leaders at COA.

Click here to download our full 2020 summer calendar of events

Coffee & Conversation

The Coffee and Conversation series features  discussions between a guest and a COA faculty member or trustee. They are held every Tuesday morning in July and August. Past speakers have included Senator George Mitchell, the poet Charles Simic, religion scholar Marie Griffith, filmmaker Olympia Stone, landscape architect Patrick Chasse, historian David Hacket Fischer, New editor Nick Thompson, and former CEO of Sears, Arthur Martinez, among many others. Click here to view/download the full schedule of 2020 events , including Coffee & Conversations.

2020 Champlain Institute: November 3 — What’s at Stake? 

The Champlain Institute is a week-long ideas festival which hosts leaders from around the country and the world to share their expertise on pressing issues of our time. The focus of the 2020 Institute was November 3 — What’s at Stake? During the week of July 27 - 31, we explored the future of US diplomacy, climate change policy, income inequality, national security, the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court, and other issues that will be critical national topics leading up to the presidential elections in November. The Champlain Institute is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit the Champlain Institute Page  for more information. 

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Have questions about any of these events? Contact Wes Norton , our Manager of Donor Engagement.