The summer of 2019 featured conversations with authors, farmers, activists, artists, researchers, ambassadors, and renowned leaders at COA.

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. View the Full schedule of 2019 events, including Coffee & Conversations .  

2019 Champlain Institute: Art: Dissent and Diplomacy

Art: Dissent and Diplomacy explored the ways art challenges, promotes, undermines and advances political, social, religious and cultural norms. Please visit the Champlain Institute Page  for more information. 

July 7th, 2020

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    Tom Wessels

    Coffee & Conversation: Nature’s Narrative

    9:00am, Virtual Event Terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels shares unique stories of New England’s natural history, including landscape histories and how to interpret them, unique plant adaptations, coevolved interactions, and special places to explore in New England. Wessels speaks with Todd Little-Siebold, professor of history and Latin American studies at COA.

July 14th, 2020

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