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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September 2016

Republican v. Democratic Debate: How to Make Washington Work Again

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Donovan Pavillian, 1600 S. Frontage Road West
Vail, 81657 United States
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The focus of this polarized debate will be “how to make Washington work” as the head of the Colorado Republican Party, Steve House, and the head of the Colorado Democratic Party, Rick Palacio, come together to debate the best ways forward for the state of Colorado and the nation. The debate will offer the audience an opportunity to learn how each of the major presidential candidates plan to take the country forward while questioning each party’s stance on important policy…

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On the Quest for a Life of Meaning: The Jeweled Highway

September 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Rd
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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Contemporary holistic centers are emerging all over the world to accommodate those seeking a more spiritual journey or those searching for deeper insight into the nature of the world. Ralph White visits Vail to discuss his adventures in South America and Eastern Tibet, and his leadership in two of the Eastern United States’ centers of holistic learning – the Omega Institute in Upstate New York and the New York Open Center in Manhattan.   From childhood on the Irish sea…

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Legal But Limited: Marijuana’s Long Road to Medical Application

September 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Donovan Pavillian, 1600 S. Frontage Road West
Vail, 81657 United States
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Despite several states blazing a trail for marijuana legalization, commercial consumption and tax revenue generation, Marijuana is still federally recognized as an illegal drug. And it is that national status that poses huge difficulty in exploring the drug’s medical application of which experts imagine can be vast. As Colorado has ignited unprecedented marijuana policy for personal use, the state is also leading historic medical research initiatives that include cannabis. Three experts will convene to discuss progress the state has made…

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October 2016

EDUCATE!

October 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Battle Mountain High School, 151 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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Vail Symposium Super Panel Some of the greatest national and international minds in education will convene in two sessions for an in-depth analysis of the state of education in our world near and far. Sir Ken Robinson, Internationally recognized authority on education who’s TEDTalk “Do schools kill creativity?” has garnered nearly 40 million views Jason Glass, Ed. D, Superintendent of Eagle County Schools Michael Johnston, Senator (D-Denver) Rich Crandall, State of Colorado Commissioner of Education Millie Hamner, Representative (D-Frisco) Bob…

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A Conversation With Dr. Hackett & Ellen Miller

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annapurna Nepali & Indian Cuisine, 250 South Frontage Road West
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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A Conversation With Dr. Tom Hackett & Ellen Miller Join us as we discuss goal setting, work/life balance, achieving personal and professional success, climbing Mt. Everest and swimming the English Channel. Dr. Tom Hackett Is a world renowned orthopedic surgeon with the Steadman Clinic, former ski patroller, anthropology major, and rock climber who also happened to swim the English Channel. Ellen Miller Is a world class coach, Colorado's Sportswoman of the year in 2002, has climbed everest (a few times), completed…

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The Exploding Possibilities of 3D Printing

October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD, 12 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Additive Manufacturing, or large-scale 3D printing, has been described as the beginning of a third industrial revolution. The industry has evolved well beyond impressive yet impractical objects into producing components and fixtures that are as important and as far afield as biomedical devices to parts on military planes. There are many creative forces behind the status of this technology. This panel of two will discuss the current state of 3D printing technology and expected growth in breadth of capability and…

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The Great Divide Debate!

October 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Edwards Interfait Chapel, 32138 US-6
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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Let’s talk about divides. Besides the Continental Divide, perhaps the greatest divide in Colorado is the generational divide when it comes to political views and voting intentions. The youth vote is growing more passionate, more politically active on social media and thus more critical this election year. This young vote is thought by many to have deciding power in national, regional and even local elections.   In this fun, interactive evening event, listen to what Eagle County’s youngest voters and…

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December 2016

El Legendary Holiday Party

December 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Grand View, Lionshead Parking Structure, 395 South Frontage Road West
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Party On Wayne...Party On Garth. This is gonna be "YUGE"

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June 2017

Beer & Brains

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moe’s Original BBQ, 630 Grand Ave
Eagle, CO 81631 United States
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Free

Come get creative, hang out with awesome people and celebrate the warm weather with the first Beers and Brains of the summer. The first TWO beers are on us and we might even be able to arrange for some great BBQ. The event is free for current VVYPA members. Single event pricing at the door. Purchase memberships online at www.vvypa.com or at the door.

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July 2017

Speed Networking with Mountain Careers

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vail Brewing Company, 41290 B-2 & B-3 US HWY 6
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Forget your boring old networking, this event will be fun, fast and focused! The best networkers will be given prizes from Vail Brewing Company. Plus, career pros will be on hand from Mountain Careers to answer career questions and keep us on point. The event will begin at 5:30 and will be done with prizes and beers in hand before the live band takes stage at 6:30. This event is free for current VVYPA members. Single event pricing at the…

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