The Vail Valley's Only Young Professional Organization

The Vail Valley Young Professionals Association hosts and sponsors an array of events including – networking events, happy hours, meet and greet sessions with major Vail Valley and Colorado decision-makers and community focused events. The VVYPA is an ideal place for young professionals to develop themselves professionally, socially, and civically.

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August 2017

Banksy and Beyond: Exploring Street Art

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand View, Lionshead Parking Structure, 395 South Frontage Road West
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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When the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City in 2014, hordes of city-dwellers and tourists followed him around the city, eager to see his latest installation and hoping to catch a glimpse of the anonymous artist. The NYPD similarly spent the month chasing Banksy around, trying in vain to capture and arrest the artist for vandalism. While Banksy’s identity remains a secret, his work is renowned world-wide and has brought…

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Summer Film Series: Valley Uprising

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Little Beach Park, 801 Ed6
Minturn, CO 81645 United States
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ABOUT THE FILM: “VALLEY UPRISING” For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an extreme bohemian lifestyle in the valley: living in the dirt, clashing with the National Park authorities and pioneering the boldest climbs on earth. The torch has been passed across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing…

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Vail Jazz Presents : Quemando

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riverwalk Edwards, Hwy 6 And Edwards Access Rd
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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Cha Cha Cha! Mambo! Salsa! The list goes on. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Quemando Salsa is a smokin’ hot 12-piece Latin and Salsa Dance Band, covering legendary Latin tracks and artists of the past and present! Recognized as one of Colorado’s finest Latin bands, Quemando Salsa will bring a sizzlin’ grand finale to the Vail Jazz @ Riverwalk series, while making their debut Vail Jazz Festival performance. Join the VVYPA as check out this awesome addition to the summer with…

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Cells to Society

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edwards Interfait Chapel, 32138 US-6
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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CANCER. It’s the disease Americans fear most, the disease we most want to cure. It can be devastating for a patient, a family, or a community, instantly reminding us how precious life is and inspiring us to rally around a common goal. Research advances over the past three decades have yielded great successes in improving patient survival and in achieving cures for common cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and prostate cancer. With the rare…

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Film Series: Melting Away, The Time Travelers, Martin’s Boat

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Little Beach Park, 801 Ed6
Minturn, CO 81645 United States
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“MELTING AWAY” In this documentary, 18-year-old Colorado filmmaker Liam Walton sets out to learn about the impact climate change is having on the ski industry and its future. The film features the foremost climate model experts, meteorologist and more. Film run time: 00:16:06 “THE TIME TRAVELERS” In January 2017, the USA Rafting Team set their sights on breaking the speed record on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon on a 48-foot custom boat they built themselves. This film is…

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Film Series: Third Eye Spies

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Little Beach Park, 801 Ed6
Minturn, CO 81645 United States
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For more than 20 years the CIA used psychic abilities operationally in a top secret spy program. You paid for it, and now you deserve to know about it. After an experiment in psychic abilities at Stanford Research Institute accidentally reveals classified intel at a top secret NSA site, the two physicists behind it all are co-opted by the CIA and the amazing work of their psychic spies is silenced by the demands of ‘national security’. When America’s greatest psychic…

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The Summer Mix: Yoga, Vision/Goals & Networking

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Revolution Power Yoga, 101 Fawcett Road
Avon, CO 81620 United States
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A few details: (30 Mins.) Mix Tape Yoga with Emily Selonick - Revolution Power Yoga Musical guests (via Spotify) include Dr. Dre, Metallica, Van Halen, Drake, Prince, and many more... This yoga is casual and for everyone so don't be intimidated if your Downward Dog isn't setting any Olympic Records, we are all bosses at Savassana (i.e. adult sleeping). (30 Mins.) Vision & Goals with Tamra Stanish - Lululemon Clarity, inspiration and rocking goal setting that will help you simplify…

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September 2017

The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Four Seasons Resort Vail, 1 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Women’s progress is global progress. Where there’s an increase in women’s university enrollment rates, women’s earnings and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently under-utilized resource. Vital Voices, a global organization led by President and CEO Alyse Nelson, calls for and makes possible transformative leadership around the world. A cofounder of Vital Voices, Nelson has…

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The Present and Future of Space Exploration

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand View, Lionshead Parking Structure, 395 South Frontage Road West
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Space may be the final frontier, but the possibilities for exploration are as vast and infinite as outer space itself. This program brings together experts from different facets of the space industry to share with our audience fascinating plans for the future of space exploration, mind-blowing breakthroughs in space technology and to explain the relationship between private business and NASA, and discuss how this relationship is expected to evolve in the future. Phil Larson is assistant dean for strategy, planning…

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The Mystery of the Crop Circles

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For decades, crop circles have baffled and intrigued mankind. Their existence has provoked questions about why they appear, who created them, what message they’re delivering and what their symbols mean. These designs and their perfect geometries appear covertly in the darkness of night in fields of growing crops and have been visited and studied since the early 1980s. Barbara Lamb will present her large collection of slides during this presentation, which show many outstanding features of this intriguing phenomenon. Lamb…

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