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The Chautauqua Experience in Summer

Program No. 20581RJ
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is a celebration of art, history and culture. Join us for classes, lectures and performances, all in a uniquely American lakeside village.

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DATES & PRICES

Gate Pass No shuttle Shuttle
Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is The Evolution of the Modern Presidency This weeks interfaith theme is Race and the American Religious Experience

Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is The AI Revolution This weeks interfaith theme is Religions Intersections: Interdisciplinary Imagination with Science, Technology, and AI

Jul 7 - Jul 13, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This week's theme is What We Got Wrong:looking at the past, pinpointing momements and ideas where we can say now were wrong. Interfaith Theme; Ethics and Meaning-Making Beyond Faith; explore the secular dimensions of ethics and human values and will feature non-religious and post-religious perspectives.

Filling Fast!
Jul 14 - Jul 20, 2024
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme Eight Billion and Counting: The Future of Humankind in a Crowded World. This weeks interfaith theme is World Religion and a Shifting Population

Jul 21 - Jul 27, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Our Greatest Challenges (That We Can Actually Do Something About) This weeks interfaith theme is Spiritual Ground for Social Change

Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Exploring the Transformative Power of Music with Renee Fleming. This weeks interfaith theme is The Arts: Expressions from the Soul. Please Note: due to her limited engagement, the only performance with Rene Fleming will be held on Saturday evening 7/27. There are options to book an additional night that includes room, dinner, gate pass for the concert, and brunch on Sunday at a discounted rate.

Filling Fast!
Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2024
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Wonder and Awe A Week Celebrating Chautauqua's Sesquicentennial This weeks interfaith theme is Wonder and Awe - Reverence as a Response to the World

Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Water: Crisis, Beauty and Necessity A week in partnership with National Geographic This weeks interfaith theme is A Metaphor for Life

Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,299
No transfer 2,949
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,099
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Rising Together: Our Century of Creativity and Collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra This weeks interfaith theme is All Rise: Save Us and Look Beyond

DATES & PRICES

Gate Pass No shuttle Shuttle
Jun 23 - Jun 29, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is The Evolution of the Modern Presidency This weeks interfaith theme is Race and the American Religious Experience

Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is The AI Revolution This weeks interfaith theme is Religions Intersections: Interdisciplinary Imagination with Science, Technology, and AI

Jul 7 - Jul 13, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This week's theme is What We Got Wrong:looking at the past, pinpointing momements and ideas where we can say now were wrong. Interfaith Theme; Ethics and Meaning-Making Beyond Faith; explore the secular dimensions of ethics and human values and will feature non-religious and post-religious perspectives.

Filling Fast!
Jul 14 - Jul 20, 2024
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme Eight Billion and Counting: The Future of Humankind in a Crowded World. This weeks interfaith theme is World Religion and a Shifting Population

Jul 21 - Jul 27, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Our Greatest Challenges (That We Can Actually Do Something About) This weeks interfaith theme is Spiritual Ground for Social Change

Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Exploring the Transformative Power of Music with Renee Fleming. This weeks interfaith theme is The Arts: Expressions from the Soul. Please Note: due to her limited engagement, the only performance with Rene Fleming will be held on Saturday evening 7/27. There are options to book an additional night that includes room, dinner, gate pass for the concert, and brunch on Sunday at a discounted rate.

Filling Fast!
Aug 4 - Aug 10, 2024
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Wonder and Awe A Week Celebrating Chautauqua's Sesquicentennial This weeks interfaith theme is Wonder and Awe - Reverence as a Response to the World

Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Water: Crisis, Beauty and Necessity A week in partnership with National Geographic This weeks interfaith theme is A Metaphor for Life

Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2024
SOLD OUT
Free Gate Pass 2,569
No transfer 3,219
Roundtrip airport transfer 3,369
Itinerary Note

This weeks theme is Rising Together: Our Century of Creativity and Collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra This weeks interfaith theme is All Rise: Save Us and Look Beyond

At a Glance

Chautauqua is a unique institution due to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theories and theologies. Summer programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as art, music, literature, nature, history, politics, law and religions. Come and learn for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so very special.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
  • Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks and much more.
  • Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events.

General Notes

Please check back in January for a list of the upcoming year’s themes. A discounted option is available for participants age 90 or older. Please call for details. To book any additional nights, please contact reservations at the Athenaeum Hotel 800-821-1881 or 716-357-4444. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Marc Glassman
Marc Glassman has promoted independent film and documentaries from his Toronto home. Founder of the Images Festival and board member for Cinematheque Ontario, Marc is also editor-in-chief of POV, Canada’s premier independent film magazine, as well as major contributor to Playback, Take One and Montage, the magazine of Canada’s Director Guild. When not contributing to publications, Marc is also a bookstore owner, reviewer for CMX-FM 96.3 and promoting the Toronto film industry.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Marc Glassman View biography
Marc Glassman has promoted independent film and documentaries from his Toronto home. Founder of the Images Festival and board member for Cinematheque Ontario, Marc is also editor-in-chief of POV, Canada’s premier independent film magazine, as well as major contributor to Playback, Take One and Montage, the magazine of Canada’s Director Guild. When not contributing to publications, Marc is also a bookstore owner, reviewer for CMX-FM 96.3 and promoting the Toronto film industry.
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Molly Williamson View biography
Molly Williamson, a retired Foreign Service officer who served six U.S. presidents, was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and interim ambassador to Bahrain. She was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce responsible for the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania, and Africa, and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Molly is a board member of the American Foreign Service Association and American Academy of Diplomacy.
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Ori Z. Soltes View biography
Dr. Ori Soltes teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities. He has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has been interviewed for a score of programs on CNN, the History Channel and Discovery Channel. He also hosted a popular series on Ancient Civilizations for middle school students. For seven years, Ori was director and chief curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, where he created over 80 exhibitions focusing on aspects of history, ethnography and contemporary art. As director of the National Jewish Museum, he co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and has spent ten years researching and consulting on the issue of Nazi-plundered art.
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Peter S Wenz View biography
Peter S. Wenz is one of those aging leftist, feminist, environmentalist vegetarians often seen jogging near universities. He was chosen as a University Scholar of the University of Illinois and is currently emeritus professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He received his bachelor’s in philosophy from now-SUNY Binghamton in 1967 and his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Peter has held faculty positions at universities around the world and specializes in environmental ethics, medical ethics, constitutional law and political philosophy.
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Phil Shull View biography
Phil Shull retired in 2016 after 31 years with the Foreign Agricultural Service. His interest in food security and international relations was sparked as a boy living in India where he saw severe malnutrition. Philip worked towards maximizing exports of U.S. food and agricultural products and promoting global food security through trade negotiations, capacity building, food safety, biotechnology, marketing and promotion, scientific exchange, and economic analysis. His overseas assignments included Korea, Argentina (including Uruguay and Paraguay), Hong Kong, Philippines, and three postings to China.





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